I.Q. (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 December 1994 (USA)
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Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.



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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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fórmula para amar  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$26,372,663 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The close-ups of Ed manipulating the wooden puzzles feature the hands of enigmatologist John Chaneski. See more »


When Einstein is in hospital, the IV drip has a plastic clamp See more »


[explaining to Ed how he should tell Catherine that he's not a physicist]
Bob Rosetti: It's not that hard. You just call her up and say, "Hello, I'm a lying grease monkey."
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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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by James Keyes, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae, Claude Feaster & James Edwards
Performed by The Crew Cuts
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Silly but fun
12 May 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Silly as silly can be, and yet funny and heartwarming at the same time. Meg Ryan was at her peak in this frothy throwback to the golden slapstick days of Hollywood. The "seven dwarves" concept (actually four elderly university professors, one of whom just happens to be Albert Einstein) works just as well here as it did in the two old Hollywood movies this film liberally lifts from. You know the films I mean: a gang moll moves in with a bunch of bachelor professors and falls in love with one of them while the others do everything they can to advance the romance. The first version starred Gary Cooper, if I am not mistaken, and the second, a musical remake, starred Danny Kaye. The climax of I.Q. features some hilarous pratfalls by Ryan and Tim Robbins(later copied in a Minnie Driver comedy), and is not to be missed.

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