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Young Einstein -- From the land Down Under, Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max comes Yahoo Serious, an off-beat, off-center and off-the-wall cult hero who is also the writer, producer, director and star of this unorthodox version of the early life of Albert Einstein
Young Einstein -- US Home Video Trailer from Warner Bros.


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Release Date:
4 August 1989 (USA) See more »
One Seriously Funny Movie See more »
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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You got to love the idea See more (40 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Yahoo Serious ... Albert Einstein
Odile Le Clezio ... Marie Curie

John Howard ... Preston Preston
Peewee Wilson ... Mr. Einstein
Su Cruickshank ... Mrs. Einstein
Lulu Pinkus ... The Blonde

Kaarin Fairfax ... 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
Tony Harvey ... Bursar
Tim Elliott ... Lecturer
Ray Winslade ... Droving Student
Ian 'Dano' Rogerson ... Randy Student

Wendy De Waal ... Prudish Student
P.J. Voeten ... Chinese Student
Peter Zakrzewski ... Kid
Sally Zakrzewski ... Kid
Zanzi Mann ... Kid
Conky Heygate ... Kid
Shannen De Villermont ... Kid
Mark Bell ... Kid
Warren Coleman ... Lunatic Professor
Glenn Butcher ... Ernest Rutherford
Steve Abbott ... Brian Asprin
Russell Cheek ... Nurse
Warwick Irwin ... Gate Guard
Keith Heygate ... Scientists Guard
Roger Ward ... Cat Pie Cook
Michael Matou ... Asylum Guard

Elliott Reid ... Asylum Guard (as Ted Reid)
Martin Raphael ... Crazed Lunatic
Max Meldrum ... Mr. Curie
Rose Jackson ... Mrs. Curie
Basil Clarke ... Charles Darwin
Adam Bowen ... Marconi
Esben Storm ... Wilbur Wright
Tim McKew ... Sigmund Freud
Philippa Baker ... Freud's Mother
Geoff Aldridge ... Lumiere Brothers
Hugh Wayland ... Lumiere Brothers
Ian James Tait ... Thomas Edison
Aku Kadogo ... African Lady
Margot Ross ... Emotional Mother
Madeleine Ross ... Baby Scientist
Nick Conroy ... Clarke Gable
Michael Shirley ... Admiral Shackleton
Ollie Hall ... Darwin's Bodyguard
Christian Manon ... Darwin's Bodyguard
John Even Hughes ... Drunk
Pepper Soudakoff ... Darwin's Beagle
Megan Shapcott ... Country Girl Fan
Inge Burke ... Country Girl Fan
Georgie Parker ... Country Girl Fan
David Ngoombujarra ... Aboriginal Dancer
Wick Wilson ... News Cameraman

David Roach ... Country Yokel
Colin Gibson ... Country Yokel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maynard ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Mikey Robins ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Yahoo Serious 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Roach  written by
Yahoo Serious  written by

Produced by
Ray Beattie .... executive producer
Graham Burke .... executive producer
Lulu Pinkus .... associate producer
David Roach .... producer
Warwick Ross .... producer
Yahoo Serious .... producer
Original Music by
Martin Armiger 
William Motzing 
Tommy Tycho 
Cinematography by
Jeff Darling 
Film Editing by
David Roach 
Amanda Robson 
Neil Thumpston 
Peter Whitmore 
Art Direction by
Laurie Faen (senior art director)
Colin Gibson (senior art director)
Ron Highfield (senior art director)
Steve Marr (senior art director)
Costume Design by
Susan Bowden 
Mishi Watts 
Makeup Department
Angela Conte .... makeup artist
Wendy De Waal .... hair designer
Sherry Hubbard .... makeup artist
Robern Pickering .... makeup artist
Wendy Sainsbury .... makeup artist
Production Management
Antonia Barnard .... production manager
Tic Carroll .... unit manager
Geoffrey Giuffre .... unit manager (as Geoffry Guifre)
Ken Moffatt .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Faranda .... assistant director: second unit
Keith Heygate .... first assistant director
Maria Phillips .... third assistant director
Murray Robertson .... second assistant director
P.J. Voeten .... third assistant director
Art Department
Marcus Erasmus .... construction manager
Kate Highfield .... art department manager
Michael Makin .... construction manager
Stuart Way .... additional art director
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording engineer
Anne Breslin .... dialogue editor
Paul 'Salty' Brincat .... sound recordist
Steve Burgess .... sound effects editor
Peter Clancy .... sound engineer
Paul Gleeson .... boom operator
Ashley Grenville .... dialogue editor
Geoff Grist .... sound recordist
Stephen Henley .... boom operator
Max Hensser .... sound recordist
John Herron .... dialogue re-recordist
Phil Heywood .... sound re-recording mixer
Sue Kerr .... boom operator
Gerard Long .... foley artist
Graham McKinney .... boom operator
Ian McLoughlin .... dialogue mixer
John Nutt .... sound editor
Martin Oswin .... dialogue mixer
David Parker .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Angus Robertson .... dialogue re-recordist
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist
Dale Strumpell .... sound re-recording engineer
Special Effects by
Steve Courtley .... special effects
Laurie Faen .... special effects
Patrick Fitzgerald .... special effects
Pauline Grebert .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Tim Trumble .... optical compositing
Peter Wyborn .... visual effects model maker
Danny Baldwin .... lead stunt double
Yahoo Serious .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Adcock .... gaffer
Sam Bienstock .... gaffer
Paul Booth .... best boy
Roger Buckingham .... camera operator: second unit
Shaun Conway .... best boy
Jeff Darling .... camera operator
Carolyn Johns .... still photographer
Rick McMullen .... gaffer
Kathryn Milliss .... clapper loader
Paul Moyes .... lighting technician
Garry Phillips .... assistant camera
Mark Pidcock .... clapper loader
Jeremy Robbins .... camera operator: second unit
Brendan Shanley .... key grip
Conrad Slack .... assistant camera
Susi Stitt .... assistant camera
John Swaffield .... camera operator: second unit
Garry Wapshott .... camera operator: second unit
Jason Wingrove .... assistant camera
Vivian Zink .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Bowden .... wardrobe supervisor
Christel Franken .... wardrobe assistant
Gabrielle Healy .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Al Hansen .... film colorist: final
Chris Peppe .... additional editor
Yahoo Serious .... supervising editor
Location Management
Tic Carroll .... location manager
Geoffrey Giuffre .... location manager (as Geoffry Guifre)
Ken Moffatt .... location manager
Music Department
Robin Gray .... music scoring engineer
David Roach .... music editor
Maurie Sheldon .... composer: additional music
Greedy Smith .... musician: guitarist, Rock 'N Roll Music
Simon Walker .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Alison Goodwin De Araujo .... continuity (as Alison Goodwin)
Kerry Fetzer .... caterer
Aku Kadogo .... choreographer
Jan Newlan .... continuity
David Roach .... humorist

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Glenn Robbins, Peter Moon, Bryan Brown and Ross Higgins were considered for the role of Preston PrestonSee more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:If you can't trust the Governments of the world, who can you trust?See more »
Movie Connections:
Wild Colonial BoySee more »


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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
You got to love the idea, 20 February 2002
Author: bas rutten from Eindhoven, the Netherlands

"Young Einstein" is not a great movie. It's not really a good movie either. But it's an original, low-budget and very likeable movie.

Of course, it's all complete nonsense. The plot involves Yahoo Serious splitting beer atoms, inventing the electric violin and the surfing board, running into the cute Marie Curie and having a very bad hair day, and is of course full of anachronisms and other factual errors.

But does that really matter? No, of course not. This movie takes a very light and novel approach to making a movie about science. Not all the jokes are good. In fact, most are pretty bad. But at least most of them are original. And the parts were Young Einstein explains some concepts of relativity are great !

The only explanation I can give for the low rating this movie currently has is that most people simply don't understand the jokes. If you don't know what splitting an atom is, and if you don't know that beer-atoms are none-existent, then you probably hate this movie. Otherwise, it's worth a look.

**1/2 out of **** stars

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