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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 ...
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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Comedy | History

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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Einstein Junior  »

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Opening Weekend:

AUD 725,529 (Australia), 17 December 1988

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$11,536,599
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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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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: If you can't trust the Governments of the world, who can you trust?
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dangerous lunatics -- the crew See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1989 (1990) See more »

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THE MUSIC GOES ROUND MY HEAD
Composed by Harry Vanda and George Young
Performed by The Saints
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Some creative genius here
6 March 1999 | by 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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