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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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Fit Woman
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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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When Buddy and Miss Purdy go to Scream for the first time, it appears that their table is almost directly opposite the front of the stage. When Buddy later plays the piano on stage and sings to Miss Purdy, he is facing to the left of stage (ie. not in her direction). If he wanted to face her while playing the piano, his head should be turned to his right rather than looking straight ahead. See more »

Quotes

Professor Carla Purty: I just had to come over and introduce myself because I've been following your work for many years and I'm a big fan!
Sherman Klump: Well, thank you very much! I'm fatter, er, *flattered* that you've been following my work the way you have.
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Soundtracks

In the Mood
Written by Joe Garland (as Joseph Garland) and Andy Razaf
Performed by The John E. Oliver Orchestra
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The nutty doc again

Eddie Murphy plays an overweight professor Sherman Klump and six other characters in this hilarious comedy.The doc falls in love with his student Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett) and he creates a potion.The potion makes him thinner, more handsome and more annoying Buddy Love.The Nutty Professor is a remake for the 1960's hit comedy with Jerry Lewis.There are some differences in these two movies.In the first version Lewis played a nerd doc and in the remake Murphy plays a fat doc.Both movies are great.Murphy does a great job playing seven characters in the movie.The Nutty Professor just makes you laugh.


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