Synopsis

Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse - the greatest inventors of the industrial age - engaged in a battle of technology and ideas that would determine whose electrical system would power the new century. Backed by J.P. Morgan, Edison dazzles the world by lighting Manhattan. But Westinghouse, aided by Nikola Tesla, has seen fatal flaws in Edison's direct current design. Westinghouse and Tesla bet everything on risky and dangerous alternating current.