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The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 28 June 1996 (USA)
Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump 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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Ernie Klump Jr.
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Storyline

Brilliant and obese scientist Sherman Klump invents a miraculous weight-loss solution. After a date with chemistry student Carla Purty goes badly, a depressed Klump tries the solution on himself. Though he instantly loses 250 pounds, the side effects include a second personality: an obnoxiously self-assertive braggart who calls himself Buddy Love. Buddy proves to be more popular than Sherman, but his arrogance and bad behavior quickly spiral out of control. Written by Jwelch5742

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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:

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Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,400,000 (USA) (30 June 1996)

Gross:

$128,814,019 (USA)
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Trivia

When Jason witnesses Buddy transform back into Sherman, Jason says "Oh, man! This is Freddy Kruger shit, man!" which is a nod to A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) starring Robert Englund as the evil child killer Freddy Kruger who stalks his victims in their dreams after he was burned alive by a mob of angry parents. See more »

Goofs

Sherman never takes the aluminum wrap off the TV dinner before he turns on the microwave. See more »

Quotes

Mama Klump: Sherman, I think I do remember hearing something on TV about colon cleansin'. They say everyone should have one. I'm thinkin' about gettin' me an appointment and go down and get my colon cleansed thoroughly.
Papa Klump: You want your colon cleansed? Fine, I'm gonna clean mine.
[lets a loud fart, and Ernie Jr. starts laughing harder and harder]
Papa Klump: There. Now my colon is clean. I'm talking squeaky clean.
Mama Klump: Every time we have a meal, you start breaking gas. Don't break gas and destroy our meal.
Papa Klump: Don't tell me to ...
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, outtakes are shown. See more »

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Soundtracks

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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