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Young Einstein (1988)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yahoo Serious ...
Odile Le Clezio ...
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Preston Preston
Peewee Wilson ...
Mr. Einstein
Su Cruickshank ...
Lulu Pinkus ...
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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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In 1905 he discovered relativity... In 1906 he invented rock and roll. See more »

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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$11,536,599 (USA)
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Marie's farewell letter is based on a quote by Isaac Newton: "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." See more »

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When Albert and Marie arrive at the Science Academy Awards - Einstein say that he's taking the hot air balloon down - and then proceeds to pull the cord to turn on the burners - which should take the balloon up - instead it goes down. See more »

Quotes

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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Spoofs The Man from Snowy River (1982) See more »

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La Marseillaise
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Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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Some creative genius here
6 March 1999 | by (melbourne, australia) – See all my reviews

Hats off to Yahoo Serious and his gang. This zany movie is well scripted and well acted. Scenery and costumes and special effects also done to a very high standard.

The humour seems to emanate naturally, and it has its own originality and spontaneity. Science history clashing with Australian heritage is preposterous but this adds to the excitement and energy oozing from the movie.

Legendary movie.


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