Young Einstein

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Overview

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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Overview

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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Special Features

Closed Caption; Theatrical trailer; Languages: English & Français (Dubbed in Quebec); Subtitles: English, Français & Español
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Editorial Reviews

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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: 2/15/2005
  • UPC: 085393373023
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,423

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

Side #1 --
1. Credits [1:56]
2. Scientific Apple-Cations [4:33]
3. Pacifist and Physicist [3:21]
4. Atomic Brewing [6:14]
5. Albert's Journey [3:23]
6. Strangers on a Train [4:24]
7. Deluxe Accommodations [4:14]
8. Filching the Formula [2:27]
9. New Musical Theory [3:01]
10. New Musical Instrument [4:42]
11. Albert and Marie [3:39]
12. New Job [3:06]
13. Surf Ride, Job Loser [3:50]
14. Stolen Bubbles [2:00]
15. Lunatic Asylum [3:29]
16. Visitor in Disguise [4:02]
17. Pussycat Pie; Great Escape [6:32]
18. Calling on the Curies [3:44]
19. Sciene Academy Awards [3:13]
20. Atomic Bomb [3:01]
21. Energy Conductor [4:38]
22. Who Can You Trust? [2:27]
23. Rock 'N' Roll Music Theory [4:11]
24. Dedication and End Credits [4:37]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Français (Dubbed in Quebec)
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Off
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