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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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Patricia Wilson ...
Dean's Secretary
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Fit Woman
Hamilton von Watts ...
Health Instructor (as Hamilton Von Watts)
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Asian Man (as Chao-Li Chi)
Tony Carlin ...
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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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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual references | See all certifications »

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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

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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

The family scene was nearly cut out of the final film due to lack of relevance with the film's plot. However, the Klump family turned out to be one of the most popular elements of the film, so much that the Klumps got a greatly expanded presence in the sequel, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000). See more »

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During the first dinner scene, in the wide shots of the Klump family, Grandma Klump has a coke to drink instead of water. This happens twice. 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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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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Murphy hilarious in all seven of his characters.
5 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

*** 1/2

Starring: Eddie Murphy (x 7), Jada Pinkett Smith, and Larry Miller.

An obese college professor starts to fall for a pretty teacher. He doesn't think that people will like him if he was fat, so he uses a weight-losing potion he created on himself. It works perfectly, and the professor is extremely thin. Now, people treat him differently than when he was fat. But he soon finds out that the "thin" side of him has a mind of its own and is looking to get rid of the "plump" side forever.

Murphy does excellent in all seven roles that are given to him. The scene(s) that really make it funny are the dinner ones. I will say that on a low note, Buddy is a little over the top.

I highly recommend it.


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