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Me & Isaac Newton (1999)

Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul G. Allen ... Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Elion Gertrude Elion ... Herself - Chemist
Ashok Gadgil Ashok Gadgil ... Himself - Environmental Physicist
Michio Kaku ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Maja Mataric Maja Mataric ... Herself - Computer Scientist
Steven Pinker ... Himself - Cognitive Scientist
Karol Sikora Karol Sikora ... Himself - Professor of Cancer Medicine
Patricia Wright Patricia Wright ... Herself - Primatologist
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Storyline

Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se accomplished. Chosen because the subjects are the very best in their particular fields, featured are Gertrude Elion, Ashok Gadgil, Michio Kaku, Maja Materic, Steven Pinker, Karol Sikora and Patricia C. Wright. Written by Len Massaar

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,382, 17 November 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$32,269, 17 December 2000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Inspiring and entertaining
2 December 2000 | by Ron-18See all my reviews

A well done documentary dealing with somewhat challenging subjects. We chose to see it last night over typical Hollywood fare and were glad we did. If you enjoy stimulating conversation, and subjects a bit deeper than what's on sale at the local mall...go see this movie. It's a winner. Especially recommend you take kids with the potential for science, medicine or math careers.


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