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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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Cast

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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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Himself
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Band Leader
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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:

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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

It took approximately 3 hours each day to apply Eddie Murphy's makeup. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Buddy Love: [to Reggie] Ok, fat jokes! You wanna do fat jokes?
[Buddy stands up]
Buddy Love: Alright!
[Buddy claps his hands once]
Buddy Love: Your mother's so fat, the bitch needs Thomas Guide to find her asshole!
[everyone in the room, except Reggie, roars with laughter]
Buddy Love: Alright! Wait, wait, wait, your mother's so fat, after sex I roll over twice, and I'm still on the bitch!
[everyone, except Reggie, laughs louder]
Buddy Love: [to Reggie] Your mother is so fat, she fell in the Grand Canyon and got stuck!
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Strokin'
Written and Performed by Clarence Carter
Courtesy of Clarence Carter Co.
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User Reviews

 
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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