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I.Q. -- All the world knows about Einstein the scientific genius. But what about Einstein the matchmaker? I.Q. puts this fanciful notion to the test and comes up with winning results in this "fun, warmhearted romantic comedy" (Roger Ebert) that has critics and audiences cheering.


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Writers (WGA):
Andy Breckman (story)
Andy Breckman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1994 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Robbins ... Ed Walters

Meg Ryan ... Catherine Boyd

Walter Matthau ... Albert Einstein
Lou Jacobi ... Kurt Gödel
Gene Saks ... Boris Podolsky

Joseph Maher ... Nathan Liebknecht

Stephen Fry ... James Moreland

Tony Shalhoub ... Bob Rosetti

Frank Whaley ... Frank

Charles Durning ... Louis Bamberger
Keene Curtis ... Eisenhower
Alice Playten ... Gretchen
Danny Zorn ... Dennis
Helen Hanft ... Rose
Roger Berlind ... Duncan
Arthur Berwick ... Academic
Timothy Jerome ... Academic
John McDonough ... Academic
Lewis J. Stadlen ... Moderator
Jeff Brooks ... Reporter
Rex Robbins ... Suit
Richard Woods ... Suit

Daniel von Bargen ... Secret Service Agent

Jack Koenig ... First Reporter
Sol Frieder ... Professor Loewenstein
Michelle Naimo Bird ... Nurse
Theodore Conant ... Dinner Guest
Scotty Bloch ... Dinner Guest
Chet Carlin ... Dinner Guest

Alice Drummond ... Dinner Guest
Leo Leyden ... Dinner Guest
Le Clanché du Rand ... Dinner Guest
Brook Berlind ... Dinner Guest
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jill Church ... Waitress (uncredited)

Greg Germann ... Bill Riley, Times Reporter (uncredited)
Mary Ann Hannon ... Princeton Professor (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Schepisi 
Writing credits
Andy Breckman (story)

Andy Breckman (screenplay) and
Michael Leeson (screenplay)

Produced by
Carol Baum .... producer
Sandy Gallin .... executive producer
Neil A. Machlis .... co-producer
Scott Rudin .... executive producer
Fred Schepisi .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Ian Baker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jill Bilcock 
Casting by
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham 
Set Decoration by
Gretchen Rau 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
C. Romania Ford .... makeup artist
Sally Hershberger .... hair stylist: Ms. Ryan
Michael Kriston .... key hair stylist
Michael Laudati .... key makeup artist
Francesca Paris .... hair stylist
Edward St. George .... hair stylist: Mr. Robbins
Mary Cooke .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michele Imperato .... unit production manager
Robert Le Tet .... post-production supervisor
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director
Alison C. Rosa .... dga trainee
Angela C. Tortu .... second second assistant director
John Wildermuth .... second assistant director (as John Wildermuth Jr.)
Joe Dunne .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
David Scott Gagnon .... set dresser
Peter Gelfman .... lead person
Peter Hackman .... scenic artist
Martin Lasowitz .... set dresser
Michael Leather .... set dresser (as Mike Leather)
Byron K. Lovelace .... set dresser
Jon Ringbom .... scenic artist (as Jon Carl Ringbom)
Michael Saccio .... assistant property master
Thomas Saccio .... property master
Amy Safhay .... greensperson
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator
Dick Tice .... property person
Victor J. Zolfo .... set dresser
Jonathan Arkin .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Nicholas Lundy .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser: New York reshoots (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Burgess .... supervising sound editor
Steve Burgess .... foley mixer
Cindy Clarkson .... dialogue editor
Peter Fenton .... sound re-recording mixer
James Harvey .... sound editor
Stephen Kent .... assistant sound editor
Gerard Long .... foley artist
Peter McBain .... assistant sound editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Glenn Newnham .... sound editor
Martin Oswin .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Pirola .... assistant sound mixer
Terry Rodman .... adr supervisor
Livia Ruzic .... dialogue editor
Andrew Schmetterling .... cable person
Anthony Starbuck .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Stan Parks .... special effects coordinator
Daniel Sudick .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Paul Cross .... optical and workprint conformer
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts
Sandy Alexander .... stunts
Stuart Alexander .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts (as William Anagnos)
Dana Bertolette .... stunts (as Dana D. Bertolette)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Ned Corrigan .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
Joe Dunne .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Bob Hern .... stunts
Hugh Karraker .... stunts
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts
Shawn Lane .... stunt double: Tim Robbins
Gaetano Lisi .... stunts
Jim Lovelett .... stunts
Lisa Lustmann .... stunts
Seth Pendleton .... stunts
Walter Robles .... stunts
Todd Thurston .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Coe .... first assistant camera (as William R. Coe)
Ken Connors .... assistant chief lighting technician
Mark Duncan .... second assistant camera
Russell Engels .... chief lighting technician
Kenneth Fundus .... grip
Richard Guinness Jr. .... first company grip
Alec Hirschfeld .... director of photography: second unit
Tom Houghton .... director of photography: second unit
Billy Kerwick .... second company grip
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip (as Ed Lowry)
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator
Peter A. Mian .... video assist operator
Kyle Rudolph .... Steadicam operator
Demmie Todd .... still photographer
James F. Walsh Jr. .... electrician
Michael Leonard .... assistant Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Melissa Adams .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Bill Kaufman .... casting assistant
Marshall Peck .... extras casting
Jennifer Madeloff .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Timothy Alberts .... costumer
Amy Andrews .... costumer
Irene Ferrari .... costumer
Gail Just .... costumer
Michelle Kurpaska .... costume supervisor
Tom Macdonald .... costumer (uncredited)
Rebeka L. Roberts .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Terry Haggar .... color timer
Heather McDermott .... assistant film editor
Jane Moran .... first assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Kate Williams .... first assistant film editor
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Robin Gray .... music mixer
Robin Gray .... music recordist
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Ron Layton .... orchestra contractor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Rudolf Osadnik .... musician: violin solo
Maurie Sheldon .... music production coordinator
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Justine Jones .... music copyist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael Connolly .... transportation co-captain
Kevin Keefe .... transportation captain
Other crew
Rachel Aberly .... unit publicist
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Jeffrey T. Bernstein .... production assistant
Kristin Bernstein .... production assistant (as Kristin Cameron)
Annie Biondi .... production assistant
David Carmel .... assistant: Mr. Robbins
Simone Chin .... assistant: Mr. Schepisi
Carolyn Chriss .... research consultant
Peter Czernin .... assistant: Ms. Baum
Marie Elder .... assistant production auditor
Alfons Fiorindo .... post-production auditor
Beau Flynn .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jenny Frankfurt .... assistant: Mr. Schepisi
Raul Gutierrez .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Amy Herman .... location manager
Steve Kurland .... production secretary
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Carlos Moore .... assistant location manager
Lou Phillips .... production auditor
Denise Pinckley .... production office coordinator
Jayne Pliner .... production associate
Holly S. Rymon .... production assistant
Bart Schoudel .... production assistant
Michael Schultz .... catering: Sunrise Catering
Catherine Schwenn .... production assistant
Erin Scully .... assistant production office coordinator
Kenny Searle .... period car coordinator
Alex Stitt .... title designer
Bryan Thomas .... location assistant
Jeff Trachtman .... production assistant
Andrew Zolot .... production assistant
Kevin Berman .... consultant (uncredited)
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
Amanda Herman .... location assistant (uncredited)
David Hummel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ian MacGregor .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robin F. Samson .... location scout (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG for some mild language
100 min
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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 »
Anachronisms: In a scene with Einstein riding in a car, the radio plays Little Richard's Tutti Frutti, released in November 1955. However, Einstein died in April 1955.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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Movie Connections:
Spoofs The Wild One (1953)See more »
Eine kleine NachtmusikSee more »


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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A lovely romantic comedy, 18 October 2003
Author: joylily514 from Staunton, VA

I just watched I. Q. again tonight and had forgotten how much I love this movie. It is wonderfully entertaining and leaves you feeling that all is right with the world. I love the allusions to Mozart all throughout from the opening with "Einstein" playing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on the violin to him humming Eine Kleine Nachtmusik during the IQ testing of the Ed Walters. I love that a woman is portrayed as intelligent and encouraged to have a career, an especially unique situation for the 1950's, the time in which this movie is set. (I myself have been a teacher but stayed at home to raise my children, so please don't think I am some staunch women's libber.) It's wonderful how a man who is "only a grease monkey" is finally seen to be just as important and worthy as Catherine's fiance, a clinical behavioral researcher. The message to me is that we are not what we do, but who we are is defined by so much more - no labels. There are so many little gags and one-liners that are almost throwaways if you don't watch and listen carefully.

I did catch a few things in the movie that are not listed on the goofs page. In the scene when Ed Walters is to speak at symposium, there are 3 instruments (protractor, ruler, etc.) hanging on the right from the chalk ledge. In the next camera shot, there only 2. In the credits on our video, it lists Tony Shaloub's character as Bob Watters, not Bob Rosetti as he introduces himself in the movie and is listed here on Imdb.

I highly recommend this movie. It may be a piece of fluff in some estimations, but has lots more substance than many give it credit for. Not only that, what a great cast is assembled here. Watch it and enjoy!

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