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The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  28 June 1996 (USA)
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Grossly overweight Prof. Sherman Klump, desperate to lose weight takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

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Carla Purty (as Jada Pinkett)
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Dean's Secretary
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Fit Woman
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Health Instructor (as Hamilton Von Watts)
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Asian Man (as Chao-Li Chi)
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Storyline

Sherman Klump is an incredibly fat and good-hearted man. He is a college professor on the verge of a breakthrough in DNA restructuring when he meets an admirer of his, named Carla, who is a teacher new to Klump's college. He is enamored of her, but is frustrated by his tremendous bulk. He then decides to test a formula on which he's been working on himself. He is then transformed into the lecherous swinger, Buddy Love, and romantic complications ensue. Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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Inside Sherman Klump, a party animal is about to break out.


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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual references | See all certifications »

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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El profesor chiflado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 5,956,016,000 (Italy) (15 November 1996)

Gross:

£12,139,590 (UK) (13 December 1996)
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Trivia

Reggie's "Birthday" joke about Sherman is technically incorrect. He compares Sherman's size to that of the Earth. Turning around in a circle would only amount to one day. He would actually have to orbit around a mass comparable to the sun to obtain a year passing. However the point of the joke was clearly easy to comprehend. See more »

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Drummer clearly not playing along to music at the ball near the end. See more »

Quotes

Papa Klump: [When Sherman is 'fighting' Buddy on the stage] Someone had better go and call the exorcist!
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During the credits, outtakes are shown. See more »

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Soundtracks

This Is How We Do It
Written by Montell Jordan, Oji Pierce and Slick Rick (as Ricky Walters)
Performed by Montell Jordan
Courtesy of Rush Associated Labels Recordings
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
Contains a sample of "Children's Story"
Performed by Slick Rick
Courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Pure Brilliance from Murphy

In my opinion this is one of the funniest movies you will ever see. This Eddie Murphy at his brilliant best playing seven different characters in the one movie. This is pretty much a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde routine with Professor Sherman Klump (Murphy) creating a weight loss formula which transforms him into Buddy Love (Murphy). The best scenes of the movie are the dinner scenes at the Klump house where almost every character you see is Eddie Murphy. Very few other actors could have pulled this off. 10/10


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