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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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The stuff dreams are made of. See more »

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Rated PG for slapstick action and mild language | See all certifications »

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26 November 1997 (USA)  »

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The Absent Minded Professor  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 5,635,547 (Germany) (20 March 1998)

Gross:

£10,728,868 (UK) (8 May 1998)
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Nancy Olson:  Nancy Olson, who played Betsy Carlisle in the original The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), appears as a Secretary at Ford Company (uncredited). See more »

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When we first encounter Sara, she is wearing an engagement AND a wedding ring while talking about her wedding later in the day. The rings disappear in later scenes. See more »

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Rutland Coach: Hey, are you blind? They're doin' something illegal out there.
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Great talent,dry story.
10 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admire Robin Williams.His quick,improvisational humor make him the most unique entertainer of our time.However,he does from time to time make bad choices,and Flubber was indeed a bad one,at least scriptwise.This movie's problem is not from bad performances,but from terrible writing,and that often makes the performers look bad.The intentions here are good,but the movie just fell flat in all aspects.If you want to see a movie about flubber,I would highly suggest "The Absent Minded Professor".It's a classic and it's much better.


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