An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

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Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds
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Wilson Croft
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Chester Hoenicker (as Raymond Barry)
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Bennett Hoenicker
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Martha George
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Weebo (voice)
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Sylvia
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Coach Willy Barker (as Samuel Lloyd)
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Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent-minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air. It looks like rubber, so he calls it flubber. This film is based on the 1961 Disney classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor. Written by Anonymous

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26 November 1997 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,892,031 (USA) (28 November 1997)

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£10,728,868 (UK) (8 May 1998)
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During the scene in Which Philip Brainard is talking to the basketball player Dale, the Fight song that is playing in the background is the fight song from Duke University. See more »

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At several points when Brainard is talking to Weebo, you can see the bluescreen reflected in his glasses that was used to composite in Weebo's video screen. See more »

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Wilson Croft: What happened between us, Phil?
Professor Philip 'Phil' Brainard: Well, I just got tired of you stealing my ideas, Wilson.
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Technically impressive and enjoyable, but somewhat forgettable too
31 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie had a lot of potential. While technically impressive and very enjoyable with some genuinely funny moments, for some reason it falls short. Of course there are redeeming qualities, such as the fun music score by Danny Elfman, one of my all time favourite film composers and an amusing turn from Robin Williams. Also the special effects are greatly improved from the effects in the Absent Minded Professor, and Flubber who is so cute steals the show. The performances from Clancy Brown, Ted Levine and Marcia Gay Horden are entertaining, and Jodi Benson (who voiced Ariel in the Little Mermaid)is a delight as the voice of Weebo, whose death is absolutely heart-rending. However the story is very predictable, and offers few surprises, and the physical comedy was better than the patchy script which in places felt uninspired. That saying some of the physical comedy has strong hints of deja vu, and is rather hit and miss. Of course kids will lap it up, but adults probably won't like it as much. The second half of the movie is more meandering in quality compared to the first half, very little of interest happens and some of the situations come across as ridiculous. All in all, somewhat forgettable, but for a kids movie it is pretty entertaining. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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