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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
Albert Heygate
as Dog
Michael Lynch
Frank McDonald
as Nihilist
Michael Lake
as Lonely Street Hotel Manager
Johnny McCall
as Rudy Bavarian
Michael Blaxland
as Desk Clerk
Ray Fogo
as Bright Clerk
Terry Pead
as Inventor Couple
Alice Pead
as Inventor Couple
Tony Harvey
as Bursar
Ray Winslade
as Droving Student
P.J. Voeten
as Chinese Student
Sally Zakrzewski
as Kid
Zanzi Mann
as Kid
Warren Coleman
as Lunatic Professor
Glenn Butcher
as Ernest Rutherford
Steve Abbott
as Brian Asprin
Russell Cheek
as Nurse
Warwick Irwin
as Gate Guard
Keith Heygate
as Scientist's Guard
Michael Matou
as Asylum Guard
Ted Reid
as Asylum Guard
Martin Raphael
as Crazed Lunatic
Aku Kadogo
as African Lady
Margot Ross
as Emotional Mother
Madeleine Ross
as Baby Scientist
Nick Conroy
as Clark Gable
Michael Shirley
as Admiral Shackleton
Ollie Hall
as Darwin's Bodyguard
Christian Manon
as Darwin's Bodyguard
Pepper Soudakoff
as Darwin's Beagle
Megan Shapcott
as Country Girl Fan
Inge Burke
as Country Girl Fan
Georgie Parker
as Country Girl Fan
David Ngoombujarra
as Aborignial Dancer
Wick Wilson
as News Cameraman
David Roach
as Country Yokel
Colin Gibson
as Country Yokel
Madeleine Ross
as Baby Scientist
Colin Gibson
as Country Yokel
Keith Heygate
as Scientist's Guard
Ray Winslade
as Droving Student
Tony Harvey
as Bursar
Warren Coleman
as Lunatic Professor
Megan Shapcott
as Country Girl Fan
Georgie Parker
as Country Girl Fan
Steve Abbott
as Brian Asprin
Nick Conroy
as Clark Gable
Albert Heygate
as Dog
Sally Zakrzewski
as Kid
Ollie Hall
as Darwin's Bodyguard
Inge Burke
as Country Girl Fan
Pepper Soudakoff
as Darwin's Beagle
Terry Pead
as Inventor Couple
Alice Pead
as Inventor Couple
Warwick Irwin
as Gate Guard
Zanzi Mann
as Kid
Martin Raphael
as Crazed Lunatic
Margot Ross
as Emotional Mother
Michael Matou
as Asylum Guard
David Roach
as Country Yokel
Michael Blaxland
as Desk Clerk
P.J. Voeten
as Chinese Student
Michael Lake
as Lonely Street Hotel Manager
Russell Cheek
as Nurse
Frank McDonald
as Nihilist
Christian Manon
as Darwin's Bodyguard
Ted Reid
as Asylum Guard
Aku Kadogo
as African Lady
Johnny McCall
as Rudy Bavarian
Wick Wilson
as News Cameraman
Ray Fogo
as Bright Clerk
Glenn Butcher
as Ernest Rutherford
David Ngoombujarra
as Aborignial Dancer
Michael Shirley
as Admiral Shackleton

Crew

Yahoo Serious
Director
Yahoo Serious
Screenwriter
David Roach
Screenwriter
Jeff Darling
Cinematographer
Tommy Tycho
Composer (Music Score)
William Motzing
Composer (Music Score)
Martin Armiger
Composer (Music Score)
David Roach
Editor
Amanda Robson
Editor
Yahoo Serious
Editor
Neil Thumpston
Editor
Steve Marr
Production Designer
Ron Highfield
Production Designer
Laurie Faen
Production Designer
Colin Gibson
Production Designer
Colin Gibson
Art Director
Laurie Faen
Art Director
Ron Highfield
Art Director
Steve Marr
Art Director
David Roach
Co-producer
Yahoo Serious
Co-producer
Warwick Ross
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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