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 ...
Preston Preston
Peewee Wilson ...
Mr. Einstein
Su Cruickshank ...
Lulu Pinkus ...
The Blonde
The Brunette
Michael Lake ...
Jonathan Coleman ...
Wolfgang Bavarian
Johnny McCall ...
Rudy Bavarian / Tasmanian Devil
Michael Blaxland ...
Desk Clerk
Ray Fogo ...
Bright Clerk
Terry Pead ...
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Alice Pead ...
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Frank McDonald ...


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 <>

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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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Einstein Junior  »

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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 »


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 »


Albert Einstein: Just a moment Marie, I'm having an idea
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dangerous lunatics -- the crew See more »


Referenced in 20 to 1: 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) See more »


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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