Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 91min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/04/1989
- DVD Release Date: 02/15/2005
- Distributor(s): Warner Brothers
- Director(s): Yahoo Serious
- Starring: Yahoo Serious , Odile Le Clezio , John Howard , Pee Wee Wilson , Su Cruickshank
- Themes: Ladder to the Top,Class Differences
- Tone: Goofy,Madcap,Silly
- Keywords: beer, genius, inventor, scientist, theory, con/scam
- Country of Origin: USA (08-04-1989)