If I Had Known I Was a Genius

Infobox Film
name = If I Had Known I Was a Genius


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director = Dominique Wirtschafter
producer = Mike Crawford
Al Hayes
Daniel Sadek
Elie Samaha
Andrea Sperling
Dominique Wirtschafter
writer = Markus Redmond
narrator =
starring = Markus Redmond
Whoopi Goldberg
Keith David
Debra Wilson
Sharon Stone
Tara Reid
Nadia Bjorlin
Della Reese
Andy Richter
French Stewart
music = John Coda
cinematography = Scott Kevan
editing = Jeff Canavan
distributor =
released =
runtime = 102 min.
country = USA
language = English
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gross =
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amg_id = 1:382548
imdb_id = 0758753

"If I Had Known I Was a Genius" is a film directed by Dominique Wirtschafter and written by Markus Redmond (who also stars in the film). The film premiered January 23, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.http://festival.sundance.org/filmguide/popup.aspx?film=4679 Retrieved 2007-09-23]

Plot

Michael (Markus Redmond) is an African American boy with a genius I.Q. His family refuse to encourage him and tries to bring him down, and his mother (Whoopi Goldberg) nicknames him "Ugly". Michael enrolls in a high school drama class and finds encouragement from an eccentric teacher.

Cast

*Nikita Ager as Cute girl
*Reed Alexander as Gifted kid #1
*John Balma as Gifted Teacher
*Steven E. Barnes as Highschool Student
*Jenica Bergere as Cellphone girl
*Nadia Bjorlin
*Kwesi Boakye as Little Boy
*Jimmy Bradley
*Brett Buford
*McCaleb Burnett as Jeremy
*Brianna Canillas as BSU Clique
*Roslyn Cohn as Dress Woman
*Keith David as Dad
*David Denman as Baker
*Izzy Diaz as Acting Student
*Bree Elise as Black Student Union Clique
*Wayne Charles Fugate as High School Student
*Whoopi Goldberg as Mom
*John Griffin
*Julie Hagerty as Teacher
*Kira Legg as Rich School Girl
*Christian Monzon as Chief
*Jeran Pascascio as High School Student
*Andy Pessoa
*Rob Pinkston as Young Drinker
*Markus Redmond as Michael Reed
*Della Reese as Nana
*Tara Reid as Stephanie
*Andy Richter
*Elliott Smith as Jr. High Guy
*French Stewart as Principal
*Sharon Stone as Gloria Fremont
*Shawna Sutherland as Hot Girl In Bar
*Livia Treviño as Teacher
*Shannon Vann as High School Student
*Debra Wilson as Teresa
*Paul Witten

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0758753|title=If I Had Known I Was a Genius
*rotten-tomatoes|id=if_i_had_known_i_was_a_genius|title=If I Had Known I Was a Genius
*amg movie|id=1:382548|title=If I Had Known I Was a Genius
* [http://festival.sundance.org/filmguide/popup.aspx?film=4679 "If I Had Known I Was a Genius"] at sundance.org


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