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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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Yahoo Serious
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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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Taglines:

In 1905 he discovered relativity... In 1906 he invented rock and roll. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | History

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Preston Preston was not based on an actual person. See more »

Goofs

When Albert and Marie arrive at the Science Academy Awards - Einstein say that he's taking the hot air balloon down - and then proceeds to pull the cord to turn on the burners - which should take the balloon up - instead it goes down. 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

dangerous lunatics -- the crew See more »

Connections

Referenced in One Foot in the Grave: Who's Listening (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

DUMB THINGS
Composed by Paul Kelly
Performed by Paul Kelly & The Messengers
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One of my fave 80s movies
17 April 2003 | by concad44See all my reviews

Yahoo Serious has probably become quite a bit of a joke, which is a shame because his debut effort is more entertaining than a lot of what Hollywood puts out these days. Serious plays Albert Einstein as though he were an Australian from deep in the outback. He makes his way to America to try and patent his invention and meets and falls in love with Marie Currie on the way. The movie is very offbeat but in a good way and very entertaining if you let it be. I have always loved this movie and the soundtrack is excellent for any 80s music fan. Serious went downhill with Reckless Kelly (which isn't a bad movie in and of itself) but got really bad with Mr. Accident. If you want to see a good, funny, and just entertaining film, you can't go wrong with Young Einstein unless you have completely lost the child inside you.


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