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Young Einstein (1988)

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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
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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 <>

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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 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 »


Albert Einstein: Dad, I want to be a physicist.
Mr. Einstein: What do they grow, son?
Albert Einstein: They don't grow anything.
Mr. Einstein: Well what's the use of them then?
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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 »


Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »


Land of Hope and Glory
Music by Edward Elgar and lyrics by Arthur C. Benson
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I Think He Owns A Saucepan
7 December 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

As a writer, director, and lead role in this movie, Yahoo Serious not only made a lot of money, he made a great movie. "Young Einstein" entertains children, and is off beat enough for adults to enjoy too. The slightly sarcastic direction, and good soundtrack should be enough for everyone to give it a chance.

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