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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

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

Goofs

At the end of the first family dinner scene, the camera cuts back and you can hear Ernie Jr. continuing to laugh loudly, but it is obvious by looking at him that he is not laughing. See more »

Quotes

[Sherman has bloated back into himself after being Buddy Love at the banquet]
Sherman Klump: If you give me a moment, I can explain. My research is, um... Well, when I started out, I wanted to help people. But then I became desperate and selfish. And what I did was wrong. Buddy's who I thought the whole world wanted me to be. He's who I thought I wanted to be. And sometimes when you want something so so bad, you'll do just about anything to get it. But I learned one thing from Buddy. Life isn't about being ...
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References The Montel Williams Show (1991) See more »

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Loving You
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CBS Copyright © 1974 Loving You Thomas J. Mitchell.
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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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