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Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants (1998)

Galileo is thwarted in his pursuit to uncover the universe's mysteries by a lack of money, a lazy brother and a jealous rival. Luckily, he finds support from his student, Prince Cosimo, son of the Medici family.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenny Vadas ...
Prince Cosimo
Louis Del Grande ...
Tony Nardi ...
Damir Andrei ...
Friar Sarpi
Anna Migliarisi ...
The Duchess
The Cardinal
Gianni Campi ...
The Sidekick
Guido Cerasuolo ...
Richard Mozer ...
Senior Frescati
Ian Cardarelli ...
Trattoria Proprietor
M. Elena Frusciante ...
Girlfriend 1
Antonia Pavan ...
Girlfriend 2
Miriam Centanin ...
Maiden 1
Patrizia Rubin ...
Maiden 2


The account of the great Galileo is presented in fictionalized fashion, and focuses on the relationship between Galileo and his apprentice, Cosimo de Medici II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Many of Galileo's discoveries are illustrated, such as his revolutionary gravitational idea that all objects, regardless of their weight, fall at the same rate of speed. Written by Jwelch5742

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Galileo Galilei: Óriások vállán állva  »

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