The Current War (2019)

Genres - Drama, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - World History  |   Release Date - Oct 25, 2019 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Maggie Sadler

Kingpins in the electrical power industry, George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) find their rivalry escalating, plunging deeper into a brutal race to electrify the United States. Loyalties are tested and lines are crossed as the magnates vie to not only exert their influence across the nation but also bring their patented electrical system to the entire modern world. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, co-starring Tom Holland, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, and Nicholas Hoult.

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conflict, corporation, electricity, inventor, scientific-research