A documentary film that is based on corporate corruption. Recounting the epic story of the engineering genius Walter L. Shaw, the mob and a courageous son all connecting to make the telephone what it is today. more
Release DateU.S.Genius on Hold was released on
Friday, March 1, 2013 Limited Release
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Rating MPAAPG for thematic elements, brief language and some smoking images
Story centers on Walter L. Shaw, a prolific inventor in the telecommunications field who turned to the mob, whose bookies used his "black box" to run their gambling operations and wound up destitute before passing away in 1996. His son, embittered by his father's destruction, turned to organized crime in the 1970s and 1980s before attempting to set the record straight about his father.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Debuted as an official selection at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and Soho International Film Festival.