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Young Einstein (1988)

PG | | Comedy, History | 4 August 1989 (USA)
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 ...
Odile Le Clezio ...
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Preston Preston
Peewee Wilson ...
Su Cruickshank ...
Mrs. Einstein
Lulu Pinkus ...
The Blonde
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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 ...
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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 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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4 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Einstein Junior  »

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Opening Weekend:

AUD 725,529 (Australia) (17 December 1988)

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$11,536,599 (USA)
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Preston Preston was not based on an actual person. See more »

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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 »

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Albert Einstein: If you can't trust the Governments of the world, who can you trust?
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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 »

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Referenced in 20 to 1: 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) See more »

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Music by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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The movie that changed history..........Almost.
18 January 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Not everyone will be interested in YOUNG EINSTEIN because it's too goofy and offbeat for their liking. It's a smart, reasonable production from an Aussie with an imaginative sense of humor. Who believed history would have changed with the invention of rock-and-roll music in 1906? We all know in real life that Albert Einstein didn't create a math formula for electric guitar noises, but this is a satiric approach to a world-famous individual who came up with E-equals-emcee-squared. Then again, Yahoo Serious might have invented kitty-kat pies! A very unique, and practical talent from the guy. Take it or leave it.


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