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Movie with puzzle solved by spinning

Looking for an 80’s or early 90’s movie. All I can remember is a single scene: the protagonist is shown a small maze puzzle (similar to these puzzles), but with 4 balls and 4 straight tracks leading away from the center. The goal is to get all 4 balls at the end of each track, which is said to be extremely difficult, but he immediately takes it and spins it, shocking the puzzle giver and demonstrating the protagonist’s intelligence. Not Real Genius (1985), at least that I could find in those scenes. It’s frustrating to remember one scene and nothing else, so any tips are appreciated!