Since the death of Matthew Carson, who was a genius in electronics, his small family has been struggling to make ends meet. Luckily, his two sons, Max and Josh, inherited from their father’s passion. They participate in a contest for young inventors and win a $1,000 cash prize. After giving half of it to their mother, they use the money to finance their new project: a lovely little robot named NEWMAN. The ghost of their deceased father, Matthew Carson, observed them from the afterlife and with the help of Albert Einstein and Napoleon’s spirits he decides to reincarnate himself in the circuits of the robot. This is a wonderful reunion for Josh and Max, but also a chance and they will enjoy the happy consequences of it for a long time. Troubles begin with the appearance of Irwin Kotzwinkle and his son Dwayne, who are Max and Josh’s unlucky rivals during the inventors’ contest. These two dumb brutes are going to give them a hard time and will try to steal NEWMAN in order to sell it. But our two geniuses have more than one trick up their sleeve and the awful Kotzwinkles will learn it the hard way!

After SHORT CIRCUIT (remember Johnny 5, the wandering robot), AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR PARENTS WERE WEIRD! is Hollywood’s response to the growing demand for mass appeal comedies. Tony Cookson, the director, made a film for both adults and children, who will all be entertained by NEWMAN’s pranks and moved by the reunion between the young heroes and their father. Among others, leading roles include Marcia STRASSMAN (HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS), Joshua MILLER (RIVER’S EDGE) and John QUADE, a veteran of Clint Eastwood’s TV series and films.

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