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Young Einstein (1988)

PG | | Comedy, History | 4 August 1989 (USA)
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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Yahoo Serious ...
Odile Le Clezio ...
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Preston Preston
Peewee Wilson ...
Su Cruickshank ...
Mrs. Einstein
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 ...
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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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Comedy | History

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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Einstein Junior  »

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AUD 725,529 (Australia) (17 December 1988)

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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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Albert's "guitar" only has four strings. That's because it's made from a violin. He is inventing the guitar by modifying a violin. See more »

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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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Referenced in Phelous & the Movies: The Secret of the Hunchback (2016) See more »

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GREAT SOUTHERN LAND
Composed by Iva Davies
Performed by Icehouse
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90 minutes of Silliness
19 August 2003 | by (Kuwait) – See all my reviews

Others have condemned this film as codswallop. If you're one for historical fact, you shouldn't watch it. That doesn't make it a bad film, however. It's one of those films that just to be silly. Albert Einstein is a Tasmanian apple farmer who surfs, E=mc2 is pronounced "Emck" and is used to put the bubbles in beer, and the chef at the mental assylum puts live kittens in a pie (Don't worry, Albert saves them). It's a good movie for watching during a pajama party. The director may be Yahoo Serious, but this movie is anything but.


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