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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

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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Trivia

Constant references apples and props were a joke on the fact Tasmania is Australia's largest producer/supplier of apples, so much so that the official state slogan printed on Tasmanian car license plates is "Tasmania: The Apple Isle". 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 »

Quotes

Albert Einstein: That's it! That's the theory of relativity! Light travels to us from the hands of the clock, to tell us the time. But, if we were to travel away from the clock at the speed of light...
Marie Curie: The hands of the clock would appear to have stopped!
Albert Einstein: Time would stand still! This moment *would* last forever.
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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 Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

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HUNGRY TOWN
Composed by Oleh Witer and "Big Pig"
Performed by Big Pig
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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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