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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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Harlan Hartley
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Patricia Wilson ...
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Ernie Klump Jr.
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Health Instructor (as Hamilton Von Watts)
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Asian Man (as Chao-Li Chi)
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,400,000, 30 June 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,814,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,961,019
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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 Klump: I assure you, I will not let you down.
Dean Richmond: You won't. I know you won't. As a matter of fact, I know you're going to be perfect! Do you know how I know all these things? I know them because if you're *not* perfect, nevermind the yelling, the screaming and the firing. If anything goes wrong, for any reason
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Dean Richmond: I'm going to kill you. And I don't mean that as a euphemism, I am going to literally kill you. I'm going to strangle you and choke off your air supply until you pass away.
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I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Sheer comedic brilliance
4 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

"The Nutty Professor" is easily deserving of being mentioned with the funniest movies of all time. This movie was nothing short of comedic genius. Eddie Murphy cemented himself as a comedy legend with his performance(s) in "The Nutty Professor". I would go so far as to say that I've never seen two scenes funnier than the two Klump family dinner scenes. For Eddie Murphy to have pulled that off so seamlessly only showed his range and his talent. The two dinner scenes were gut busting hi-la-ri-ous, and what made them so good is that you don't even realize that Eddie Murphy is playing all of those roles. The second dinner scene was particularly hilarious because of Professor Klump; although he never says a word. He was so humiliated by his family's actions that he had the most mortified look on his face, and a couple of times you could even see him attempt to cut his wrist with a butter knife. Priceless!!!


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