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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 »


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


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 »


Comedy | History


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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Einstein Junior  »


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Opening Weekend:

AUD 725,529 (Australia), 17 December 1988

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1.85 : 1
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90 minutes of Silliness
19 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Others have condemned this film as codswallop. If you're one for historical fact, you shouldn't watch it. That doesn't make it a bad film, however. It's one of those films that just to be silly. Albert Einstein is a Tasmanian apple farmer who surfs, E=mc2 is pronounced "Emck" and is used to put the bubbles in beer, and the chef at the mental assylum puts live kittens in a pie (Don't worry, Albert saves them). It's a good movie for watching during a pajama party. The director may be Yahoo Serious, but this movie is anything but.

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