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Infinity (1996)




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Actor Matthew Broderick made his directorial debut with this romantic drama based on the life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Richard Feynman. Feynman (Broderick) grew up in New York, where, early on, he began to display a remarkably keen intelligence and a fascination with science encouraged by his parents. While in high school, Richard meets a beautiful girl named Arline Greenbaum (Patricia Arquette), and they quickly fall in love. Richard and Arline intend to marry someday, but they decide it would be prudent to wait until after they finish college -- they have no money, and Richard intends to attend Princeton after finishing his undergraduate work at M.I.T. However, these plans are changed when Arline discovers that she has tuberculosis, which was a very severe illness in the '30s; treatments were not always effective and victims were generally sent to sanitariums, where they could be quarantined from the rest of the population. With Arline's health in question, Richard agrees to marry her immediately. He's also offered a position in Los Alamos, NM, working on a top-secret project for the government. Richard tries to help Arline through her illness as he begins to develop ethical qualms about his new assignment, which is to help design and construct an atomic bomb. Infinity also stars Peter Riegert and Dori Brenner as Feynman's parents. Broderick's mother, Patricia Broderick, wrote the screenplay.more
Rating: PG (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Patricia Broderick
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On DVD: Feb 22, 2000


Matthew Broderick
as Richard Feynman
Patricia Arquette
as Arline Greenbaum
Peter Riegert
as Mel Feynman
Jeffrey Force
as Young Richard
Dori Brenner
as Tutti Feynman
Zeljko Ivanek
as Bill Price
eljko Ivanek
as Bill Price
James LeGros
as John Wheeler
James Hong
as Abacus Adder
Melissa DeLizia
as Young Joan
John Hammil
as Country Doctor No. 1
Jack Lindine
as Mr. Greenbaum
Helene Moore
as Country Nurse No. 1
Mary Pat Gleason
as Country Doctor No. 2
Horton Foote Jr.
as Neighborhood Doctor
Mary Kay Wulf
as Aunt Rose
Laurence Haddon
as Family Doctor
Mark Burnham
as Passenger No. 1
Googy Gress
as Passenger No. 2
Joshua Goldin
as Passenger No. 3
Matt Mulhern
as Gate Guard
Drew Ebersole
as Calculator Kid No. 1
John Patterson
as Stan Ivanek
Damion Scheller
as Calculator Kid No. 2
Joshua Malina
as Calculator Kid No. 3
Demetrius Navarro
as Calculator Kid No. 4
Kelly Wolf
as Nurse Kate
Patrick James Clark
as Strong Fellow
Kirk Fox
as Mechanic
Michelle Feynman
as Sewing Girl on Train
Bill Bolender
as Isadore Rabi
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Critic Reviews for Infinity

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Actor Matthew Broderick feature directorial debut is a stagnantly flawed, listless account of Richard Feyman, the brilliant American-Jewish scientist; it doesn't help that Patricia Arquette is miscast as his wife.

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Globe and Mail
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New York Times
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Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Infinity

A poignant character driven love story. A date movie basically, which kinda means that this is basically a chick flick, which sucks, bc I hate most of those.

I know he worked hard on this film as star, director and major editor but it just did not cut it. I , never, believed in the love of the 2.

Melissa Ysais

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