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Young Einstein (1988)

PG | | Comedy, History | 4 August 1989 (USA)
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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. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his ... See full summary »

Director:

Yahoo Serious
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yahoo Serious Yahoo Serious ... Albert Einstein
Odile Le Clezio Odile Le Clezio ... Marie Curie
John Howard ... Preston Preston
Peewee Wilson Peewee Wilson ... Mr. Einstein
Su Cruickshank Su Cruickshank ... Mrs. Einstein
Lulu Pinkus Lulu Pinkus ... The Blonde
Kaarin Fairfax ... The Brunette
Michael Lake Michael Lake ... Manager
Jonathan Coleman Jonathan Coleman ... Wolfgang Bavarian
Johnny McCall Johnny McCall ... Rudy Bavarian / Tasmanian Devil
Michael Blaxland Michael Blaxland ... Desk Clerk
Ray Fogo Ray Fogo ... Bright Clerk
Terry Pead Terry Pead ... Inventor Couple
Alice Pead Alice Pead ... Inventor Couple
Frank McDonald Frank McDonald ... Nihilist
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Storyline

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. When Albert travels to Sydney to patent his invention he meets beautiful French scientist Marie Curie, as well as several unscrupulous types who try to take advantage of the naive genius and his invention. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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In 1905 he discovered relativity... In 1906 he invented rock and roll. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

YahooSerious.com

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Einstein Junior See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

AUD 725,529 (Australia), 17 December 1988

Gross USA:

$11,536,599
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marie's farewell letter is based on a quote by Isaac Newton: "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." See more »

Goofs

Albert's "guitar" only has four strings. That's because it's made from a violin. He is inventing the guitar by modifying a violin. See more »

Quotes

Albert Einstein: That's it! That's the theory of relativity! Light travels to us from the hands of the clock, to tell us the time. But, if we were to travel away from the clock at the speed of light...
Marie Curie: The hands of the clock would appear to have stopped!
Albert Einstein: Time would stand still! This moment *would* last forever.
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Crazy Credits

Young Einstein is dedicated to a genius, a rebel, a pacifist, an eccentric with a clowning sense of humour who once remarked about his own theories "...I never thought that others would take them so much more seriously than I did...". Albert Einstein 1879-1955 See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

THE MUSIC GOES ROUND MY HEAD
Composed by Harry Vanda and George Young
Performed by The Saints
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One of the most underrated films in this database
25 August 2001 | by guslintonSee all my reviews

'Young Einstein', as well as 'Reckless Kelly' certainly don't belong on any 'worst films' list. These movies are better, by any artistic criteria, than half of the films on the IMDB 'best 250' list. Yahoo Serious is a refreshingly original and creative artist with a highly developed sense of political and social consciousness. Enjoy his work with both eyes and mind wide open.


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