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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. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:August 4, 1989

Cast

Yahoo Serious
as Albert Einstein
Odile Le Clezio
as Marie Curie
John Howard
as Preston Preston
Pee Wee Wilson
as Mr. Einstein
Su Cruickshank
as Mrs. Einstein
Basil Clarke
as Charles Darwin
Ebsen Storm
as Wilbur Wright
Lulu Pinkus
as Blonde
Kaarin Fairfax
as Brunette
Jonathan Coleman
as Wolfgang Bavarian
Roger Ward
as Cat Pie Cook
Max Meldrum
as Mr. Curie
Rose Jackson
as Mrs. Curie
Tim McKew
as Sigmund Freud
Philippa Baker
as Freud's Mother
Geoff Aldridge
as Lumiere Brother
Hugh Wayland
as Lumiere Brother
Inge Burke
as Country Girl Fan
Johnny McCall
as Rudy Bavarian
Keith Heygate
as Scientist's Guard
Madeleine Ross
as Baby Scientist
Margot Ross
as Emotional Mother
Martin Raphael
as Crazed Lunatic
Ray Fogo
as Bright Clerk
Ray Winslade
as Droving Student
Ollie Hall
as Darwin's Bodyguard
Pepper Soudakoff
as Darwin's Beagle
Megan Shapcott
as Country Girl Fan
Michael Blaxland
as Desk Clerk
Michael Lake
as Lonely Street Hotel Manager
Michael Matou
as Asylum Guard
Michael Shirley
as Admiral Shackleton
Nick Conroy
as Clark Gable
Tony Harvey
as Bursar
Warren Coleman
as Lunatic Professor
Warwick Irwin
as Gate Guard
Wick Wilson
as News Cameraman
P.J. Voeten
as Chinese Student
Colin Gibson
as Country Yokel
Zanzi Mann
as Kid
Russell Cheek
as Nurse
Sally Zakrzewski
as Kid
Steve Abbott
as Brian Asprin
Ted Reid
as Asylum Guard
Terry Pead
as Inventor Couple
Georgie Parker
as Country Girl Fan
Glenn Butcher
as Ernest Rutherford
Aku Kadogo
as African Lady
Christian Manon
as Darwin's Bodyguard
Albert Heygate
as Dog
David Ngoombujarra
as Aborignial Dancer
David Roach
as Country Yokel
Alice Pead
as Inventor Couple
Frank McDonald
as Nihilist
Michael Lynch

Crew

Yahoo Serious
Director
Yahoo Serious
Screenwriter
David Roach
Screenwriter
Jeff Darling
Cinematographer
Martin Armiger
Composer (Music Score)
Tommy Tycho
Composer (Music Score)
William Motzing
Composer (Music Score)
Yahoo Serious
Editor
Amanda Robson
Editor
David Roach
Editor
Neil Thumpston
Editor
Ron Highfield
Production Designer
Steve Marr
Production Designer
Laurie Faen
Production Designer
Colin Gibson
Production Designer
Colin Gibson
Art Director
Laurie Faen
Art Director
Steve Marr
Art Director
Ron Highfield
Art Director
Warwick Ross
Co-producer
David Roach
Co-producer
Yahoo Serious
Co-producer
Lulu Pinkus
Associate Producer
Graham Burke
Executive Producer
Susan Bowden
Costume Designer
Laurie Faen
Special Effects
Keith Heygate
First Assistant Director
Yahoo Serious
Stunts
Aku Kadogo
Choreography
Michael Lynch
Casting
Antonia Barnard
Production Manager
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