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The Nutty Professor (1996)

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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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Nichole McAuley ...
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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Band Leader
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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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Release Date:

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

Eddie Murphy admitted in an interview that Grandma Klump is just his impersonation of comedy pioneer Moms Mabley. See more »

Goofs

When Carla runs out of the tent after the professor, the battery pack for her mic slides down her leg. See more »

Quotes

[Professor Sherman Klump grunts and groans trying to fit his obese frame into an office chair; he finally gets comfortable and sighs with relief]
Dean Richmond: Comfy?
Sherman Klump: Quite.
Dean Richmond: Anything I can get for you? Juice? Coffee? Rack of lamb?
Sherman Klump: No, sir, I'm fine.
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During the credits, outtakes are shown. See more »

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Referenced in Spin City: The Nutty Deputy Mayor (1999) See more »

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Somethin' for Da Honeyz
Written by Oji Pierce, Doug Rasheed, Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas),
George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens),
, Richard Westfield, Alton Taylor and Khalis Bayyan
Performed by Montell Jordan
Courtesy of Rush Associated Labels Recordings
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Professor Klump wanting to be loved for someone he is not
10 August 1998 | by (Trinidad) – See all my reviews

This is the funniest movie I have seen in the longest time. It has become my all time favourite. I do not usually like to look at movies more than once but this movie has me going again and again. I have seen this movie no less than twenty times. I love the dinner scenes, especially Grandma on her recollections of her long lost "relations". It was really a scream at the Scream. I thoroughly enjoyed Reggie. He was unbelievable. So too was his singing. I hope the sequel is just as amusing. I think Eddie is a truly talented Actor in his own rights and I wish him all the best. I would really like to meet him though I hope he is not snubbish as are some actors/resses.


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