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I.Q. (1994)

A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends.

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Storyline

Edward Walters, an auto mechanic, falls for the intelligent and beautiful Catherine Boyd. It is love at first sight. There is however a problem, she's engaged to jerk James Moreland. Fortunately, Catherine's uncle likes Ed, and with his friends they scheme to make Catherine fall for Ed. The comedy in this movie stems from the fact that Catherine's uncle is none other than Albert Einstein, who's portrayed as a fun loving genius, as are his mischievous colleagues, Nathan, Kurt and Boris. Written by Rob Hartill

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Think Love. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fórmula para amar  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$26,372,663
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The lines spoken by Walter Matthau as Einstein, "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right", "Time is an illusion", and "God does not play dice", are all actual Albert Einstein quotations. See more »

Goofs

In the Cafe, Ed repeatedly picks up his beer, without putting it down. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Boyd: You took Albert Einstein for a ride on that thing?
Ed Walters: Sure.
Catherine Boyd: Well don't ever do that again!
Ed Walters: Come on. He loved it. He went Wahoo.
Catherine Boyd: Wahoo?
Ed Walters: When's the last time he said Wahoo?
Catherine Boyd: Well I'm sure I don't know.
Ed Walters: When's the last time *you* said Wahoo?
Catherine Boyd: Well I'm *sure* I don't know.
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Crazy Credits

Several characters' names are given incorrectly in the credits; Stephen Fry's character is spelled "James Morland" without the E, Lou Jacobi's character Kurt Gödel is spelled with no umlaut over the O, and Tony Shalhoub's character is titled "Bob Watters," not Bob Rosetti as given throughout the film. See more »

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Spoofs The Wild One (1953) See more »

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WHITE CITY
by John Kaye
Courtesy of Cavendish Music
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I.Q.
1 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Matthau is wonderful as Albert Einstein in this love story from Fred Schepsi. Car mechanic Robbins falls for quirky Ryan, with the help of the great Einstein and his cronies. It's a fun story idea and all the performances are well paced and delivered.


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