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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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Martha George
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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)

Gross:

£10,728,868 (UK) (8 May 1998)
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Early in pre-production, Steven Spielberg considered Producing this movie. When Professor Brainard takes Sarah for a ride in the T-Bird, he flies through a cloud in front of the moon. As the cloud disperses you can see an obvious reference to E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), which was directed by Steven Spielberg. See more »

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When the flubber breaks out of Prof Brainard's back pocket it makes a hole. As he is falling out of the window there is no hole in his back pocket See more »

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Rutland Coach: Hey, are you blind? They're doin' something illegal out there.
Referee: Coach, nowhere in the rule book does it say anything about jumpin' too high. Now sit down!
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Nobody Plays A Giant Douche Like Christopher McDonald
26 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Due to having two sons I watch a lot of kids movies, and appreciate them for what they are, some I enjoy ("Underdog") and some I loathe ("Son Of The Mask") but I always bare in mind it's aimed at kids!!

Plot In A Paragraph: An absent minded professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams) tries to save his college from being closed down by developing a new energy source.

This fails on almost every level, it's special effects looked awfully dated, it's script was awful, and it's plot was pretty much throws every cliché in the book at you.

I could understand the late Robin Williams taking this at a low point in his career, but he was still a really popular actor when he made this tripe. It's a shame to see Clancy Brown (Kurgan from "Highlander") here too. Will Wheaton is OK and nobody plays a giant douche like Christopher McDonnald. My favourite character in the entire movie was Weebo (voiced by Jodi Benson), Philip's hovering robot assistant.

Final assessment Williams tries hard, but these are not 100 of his better minutes.


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