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Infinity (1996)

Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

Director:

Matthew Broderick

Writers:

Richard Feynman (books), Ralph Leighton (books) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Richard Feynman
Jeffrey Force Jeffrey Force ... Young Richard
Peter Riegert ... Mel Feynman
David Drew Gallagher David Drew Gallagher ... Harold
Raffi Di Blasio ... Robert (as Raffi DiBlasio)
Josh Keaton ... David (as Joshua Wiener)
Patricia Arquette ... Arline Greenbaum
James Hong ... Abacus Adder
Emerson Tran Emerson Tran ... Kid
Melissa DeLizia ... Young Joan
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Tutti Feynman
John Hammil John Hammil ... County Dr. #1
Jack Lindine ... Mr. Greenbaum
Helene Moore Helene Moore ... County Nurse #1
Carl Strano Carl Strano ... County Dr. #2
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Storyline

As a young boy, Richard was fascinated with science and objects in motion. This wonderment was reinforced through the efforts of his father. The only thing that mattered as much as science, and his family, was Arline, whom he met when they were both in school. But fate can often be cruel and Arline is found to be stricken by Tuberculosis. Undaunted, Richard studies the disease as he studies science in hopes of curing her. When her disease is in remission, they marry and he proceeds on to college where his studies and the war lead him to Los Alamos to work on the Manhattan Project. While Richard is intrigued with the solution to the project, he is also concerned with the outcome and saddened with the failing health of Arline. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, mild sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The gate scene at Los Alamos is accurate and Richard had many more pranks that he pulled while working there. Most notably he picked locks. The one unique combination of locks was a series of file cabinets in a mathematicians office where the combinations began with the first few digits of the natural logarithm of e. See more »

Quotes

Mel Feynman: Richie, how old are you?
Young Richard: Six.
Mel Feynman: Well, act your age.
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Crazy Credits

The film has a 1997 copyright date in the credits, despite being released in 1996. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) See more »

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In My Arms
Written by Frank Loesser
Published by Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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A Remarkable Human Rendering of the Scientist As A Human"
14 November 2004 | by sataft-2See all my reviews

There is very little more that I can add to the kudos for this film, other than utter praise. I can understand and I know. You see, I am one of these people, a Scientist.

We as a breed are seldom understood and, more often than not, badly served by cinema image. This film of the quiet, patient, dedicated love between two people, one of whom is a Scientist, is a milestone.

Might I add that I have always felt that Matthew Broderick is a fantastic actor, especially in roles that require an average looking, quiet introspective character. He is perfect for this cinematic vehicle, and equal to the talents of a Tom Hanks any day. I was also impressed that he produced, directed and shared writing credits on this film project.


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Official Sites:

First Look Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Infinity See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,976, 6 October 1996

Gross USA:

$195,170

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$195,170
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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