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Young Einstein (1988)

PG | | Comedy, History | 4 August 1989 (USA)
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yahoo Serious ...
Odile Le Clezio ...
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Preston Preston
Peewee Wilson ...
Mr. Einstein
Su Cruickshank ...
Lulu Pinkus ...
The Blonde
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The Brunette
Michael Lake ...
Manager
Jonathan Coleman ...
Wolfgang Bavarian
Johnny McCall ...
Rudy Bavarian / Tasmanian Devil
Michael Blaxland ...
Desk Clerk
Ray Fogo ...
Bright Clerk
Terry Pead ...
Inventor Couple
Alice Pead ...
Inventor Couple
Frank McDonald ...
Nihilist
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Albert Einstein is the son of a Tasmanian apple farmer, who discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom to put the bubbles back into beer. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beautiful French scientist Marie Curie, as well as several unscrupulous types who try to take advantage of the naive genius and his invention. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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$11,536,599 (USA)
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Preston Preston was not based on an actual person. See more »

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When Marie talks to Albert in the Lunatic Asylum's shower room, "If you won't do anything, who will?" is dubbed over "If you won't do anything, I will." See more »

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Brian Asprin: [Scientists in Australia are listening to Einstein playing Rock and Roll music on the radio] That's Albert's music.
Lunatic Professor: Yes, crikey yes! That's 4/4 time.
Ernest Rutherford: 4/4 time; that'll drain the power out of anything.
Marie Curie: [Scene returns to the Academy of science in France, Einstein continues to play the electric guitar, the 'Extreme Danger' warning light on the bomb flashes then goes out, the 'Overload' warning light starts flashing showing that the bomb is been drained of its energy] It's working. Whatever you are ...
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Young Einstein is dedicated to a genius, a rebel, a pacifist, an eccentric with a clowning sense of humour who once remarked about his own theories "...I never thought that others would take them so much more seriously than I did...". Albert Einstein 1879-1955 See more »

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In the Hall of the Mountain King
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Written by Edvard Grieg
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One of the most underrated films in this database
25 August 2001 | by (Perkasie, PA) – See all my reviews

'Young Einstein', as well as 'Reckless Kelly' certainly don't belong on any 'worst films' list. These movies are better, by any artistic criteria, than half of the films on the IMDB 'best 250' list. Yahoo Serious is a refreshingly original and creative artist with a highly developed sense of political and social consciousness. Enjoy his work with both eyes and mind wide open.


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