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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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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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One Seriously Funny Movie See more »

Genres:

Comedy | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Glenn Robbins, Peter Moon, Bryan Brown and Ross Higgins were considered for the role of Preston Preston See more »

Goofs

When Marie talks to Albert in the Lunatic Asylum's shower room, "If you won't do anything, who will?" is dubbed over "If you won't do anything, I will." See more »

Quotes

Albert Einstein: Dad, I want to be a physicist.
Mr. Einstein: What do they grow, son?
Albert Einstein: They don't grow anything.
Mr. Einstein: Well what's the use of them then?
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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

Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltzing Matilda
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Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Music by Christina Macpherson
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Corny but funny
14 April 2004 | by sunflowerspoomSee all my reviews

I just saw the movie on Starz. Although it was corny and I can see why many didn't like it, I just couldn't stop laughing. Whether the jokes were good or bad, I laughed and that is good enough for me to say it was good. I was also surprised by how well done it was. I mean the quality was excellent. I guess if I was in a bad mood the movie wouldn't be half as good, but I thought it to be very enjoyable and would recommend for a movie for the parents and kids to enjoy. Of course everything in it is historically incorrect but that's the fun part. I give Yahoo Serious a lot of credit for making this a good flick. But I wouldn't go as far to say it was the best movie of all time and a beautiful piece of art but a movie doesn't have to be beautiful to be good. I at least got a rise out of it and would rather watch this 20 times than to see Justin and Kelly. I hope whoever is interested or already saw it will/did too.


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