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The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 28 June 1996 (USA)
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Grossly overweight professor 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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Quinn Duffy ...
Bartender
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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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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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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:

$25,400,000 (USA) (28 June 1996)

Gross:

$128,769,345 (USA) (22 November 1996)
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Trivia

Dean Richmond was named after Bill Richmond, co-writer of the original Nutty Professor. See more »

Goofs

The position of the Snickers wrapper that Sherman tosses into the wastebasket. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Love: [to Reggie] It's your world, dog! I'm just a squrrel trying to get a nut!
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Flu Season 2 (2014) See more »

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Lovin' You
Written by Dick Rudolph and Minnie Riperton
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big laughs
25 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

In order to gain the affections of a sexy colleague, and more importantly feel better about his overall self-deprecating image, shy, grossly overweight genetics professor Murphy takes an experimental serum that transforms him into a charismatic, testosterone-driven hunk. Things go quickly awry however when he starts to lose his own identity and battle his alter ego for complete control. This Jekyll & Hyde formula is familiar but it's elevated by fresh, consistent laughs, clever and innovative gags, terrific make-up/special effects and a delightful performance from Murphy who's absolutely hysterical as he portrays each member of his family. Lots of fun. ***


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