Young Einstein

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The life of legendary scientist Albert Einstein is re-imagined as a slapstick farce in this comic fantasy. Changing Einstein's country of origin from Germany to Tasmania, the film shows the scientist's eventful youth as he creates rock & roll and discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom. Director and star Yahoo Serious loads the film with slapstick comedy, absurd sight gags, and even sneaks in a romantic subplot in which Einstein courts Marie Curie. The film was a huge hit in its native Australia but a...
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The life of legendary scientist Albert Einstein is re-imagined as a slapstick farce in this comic fantasy. Changing Einstein's country of origin from Germany to Tasmania, the film shows the scientist's eventful youth as he creates rock & roll and discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom. Director and star Yahoo Serious loads the film with slapstick comedy, absurd sight gags, and even sneaks in a romantic subplot in which Einstein courts Marie Curie. The film was a huge hit in its native Australia but a major box-office disappointment in the United States, where audiences largely ignored the display of nonstop silliness.
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Australian comic writer-director-actor Yahoo Serious, the stage name for Greg Pead, scored a huge hit Down Under with this 1988 farce about a Tasmanian genius who not only discovers the theory of relativity but also invents the electric guitar, rock and roll, the surfboard, and the method of splitting the beer atom. Full of slapstick scenes, sight gags, and unabashed silliness, this Outback comedy was a disappointment outside Australia, perhaps because too much of its humor is Aussie-based. There's even a subplot involving an imagined romance between Einstein and Marie Curie. As a satirical gonzo-biography of a famous person, Young Einstein is in a class by itself; the concept is outrageous, and the comedy strictly a matter of taste.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/1992
  • UPC: 085391175933
  • Original Release: 1988
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yahoo Serious Albert Einstein
Odile Le Clezio Marie Curie
John Howard Preston Preston
Pee Wee Wilson Mr. Einstein
Su Cruickshank Mrs. Einstein
Steve Abbott Brian Asprin
Geoff Aldridge Lumiere Brother
Philippa Baker Freud's Mother
Mark Bell Kid
Michael Blaxland Desk Clerk
Adam Bowen Guglielmo Marconi
Inge Burke Country Girl Fan
Glenn Butcher Ernest Rutherford
Russell Cheek Nurse
Basil Clarke Charles Darwin
Jonathan Coleman Wolfgang Bavarian
Warren Coleman Lunatic Professor
Nick Conroy Clark Gable
Film Crew Dangerous Lunatics
Rhonvic Brolga Dancers Polka Dancer
Shannen de Villermont Kid
Wendy de Waal Prudish Student
Tim Elliot Lecturer
Kaarin Fairfax Brunette
Ray Fogo Bright Clerk
Colin Gibson Country Yokel
Ollie Hall Darwin's Bodyguard
Tony Harvey Bursar
Albert Heygate Dog
Conky Heygate Kid
Keith Heygate Scientist's Guard
John Even Hughes Drunk
Warwick Irwin Gate Guard
Rose Jackson Mrs. Curie
Aku Kadogo African Lady
Michael Lake Lonely Street Hotel Manager
Michael Lynch
Zanzi Mann Kid
Christian Manon Darwin's Bodyguard
Michael Matou Asylum Guard
Johnny McCall Rudy Bavarian
Frank McDonald Nihilist
Tim McKew Sigmund Freud
Max Meldrum Mr. Curie
David Ngoombujarra Aborignial Dancer
Georgie Parker Country Girl Fan
Alice Pead Inventor Couple
Terry Pead Inventor Couple
Lulu Pinkus Blonde
Martin Raphael Crazed Lunatic
Ted Reid Asylum Guard
David Roach Country Yokel
Ian "Danno" Rogerson Randy Student
Madeleine Ross Baby Scientist
Margot Ross Emotional Mother
Megan Shapcott Country Girl Fan
Michael Shirley Admiral Shackleton
Pepper Soudakoff Darwin's Beagle
Ebsen Storm Wilbur Wright
Sylvester's Sextet Bavarian Band
Ian James Tait Thomas Edison
Odile Versois
P.J. Voeten Chinese Student
Roger Ward Cat Pie Cook
Hugh Wayland Lumiere Brother
Wick Wilson News Cameraman
Ray Winslade Droving Student
Wombat Dog
Sally Zakrzewski Kid
Technical Credits
Yahoo Serious Director, Co-producer, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter, Stunts
Animation Flicks Animator
Laurie Faen Art Director, Production Designer, Special Effects
Colin Gibson Art Director, Production Designer
Ron Highfield Art Director, Production Designer
Steve Marr Art Director, Production Designer
Lulu Pinkus Associate Producer
Keith Heygate Asst. Director
Michael Lynch Casting
Aku Kadogo Choreography
Jeff Darling Cinematographer
David Roach Co-producer, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Warwick Ross Co-producer, Producer
Susan Bowden Costumes/Costume Designer
Amanda Robson Editor
Neil Thumpston Editor
Peter Whitmore Editor
Graham Burke Executive Producer
Sherry Hubbard Makeup
Antonia Barnard Production Manager
Martin Armiger Score Composer
William Motzing Score Composer
Tommy Tycho Score Composer
Steven Richard Courtley Special Effects
Patrick Fitzgerald Special Effects
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