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I.Q. (1994)

A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends.

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writers:

Andy Breckman (story), Andy Breckman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Robbins ... Ed Walters
Meg Ryan ... Catherine Boyd
Walter Matthau ... Albert Einstein
Lou Jacobi ... Kurt Gödel
Gene Saks ... Boris Podolsky
Joseph Maher ... Nathan Liebknecht
Stephen Fry ... James Moreland
Tony Shalhoub ... Bob Rosetti
Frank Whaley ... Frank
Charles Durning ... Louis Bamberger
Keene Curtis ... Eisenhower
Alice Playten ... Gretchen
Danny Zorn Danny Zorn ... Dennis
Helen Hanft ... Rose
Roger Berlind Roger Berlind ... Duncan
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Storyline

Edward Walters, an auto mechanic, falls for the intelligent and beautiful Catherine Boyd. It is love at first sight. There is however a problem: she's engaged to stuffy professor James Moreland. Fortunately, Catherine's uncle likes Ed, and with his friends they scheme to make Catherine fall for Ed. The comedy in this movie stems from the fact that Catherine's uncle is none other than Albert Einstein, who's portrayed as a fun loving humble genius, as are his mischievous colleagues, Nathan, Kurt and Boris. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Think Love. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fórmula para amar See more »

Filming Locations:

Cranbury, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,131,201, 26 December 1994

Gross USA:

$26,381,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,381,221
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Einstein describes his work with Ed Walters as "attraction at a distance", this is a play on Albert Einstein's well-known work on what he termed "action-at-a-distance". See more »

Goofs

As Catherine leans in to give Einstein a hug, she lifts her left arm to put over his shoulder. In the reverse shot, her arm is under his instead. See more »

Quotes

Catherine Boyd: [as she leaves] Isaac Newton was *not* an insurance salesman.
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Crazy Credits

Several characters' names are given incorrectly in the credits; Stephen Fry's character is spelled "James Morland" without the E, Lou Jacobi's character Kurt Gödel is spelled with no umlaut over the O, and Tony Shalhoub's character is titled "Bob Watters," not Bob Rosetti as given throughout the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

ROSES FROM THE SOUTH
by Johann Strauss
Performed by The Chicago Starlight Orchestra
Conducted by Fritz Reiner
Courtesy of BMG Classics
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Just a sweet and honest movie that I feel is a little under rated here on IMDb
13 July 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I recently saw I.Q. and even though I'm not a romantic comedy type of gal, I think that it was just a nice and sweet movie to watch. So many movies in my opinion lack honesty. You know that feeling when you're watching a movie and you just feel robbed because it's taking something from the story and it was like the director just threw it together like it was trash? The story between the scientists is a sweet and funny one. How they stuck together and they tried to help Tim Robbins character become smart. I liked the love story between Tim and Meg because it was simple and brought up a good point when it comes to love, "nothing is what it seems". I would recommend this for a Sunday morning.

7/10


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