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Flubber (1997)

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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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Father
Benjamin Brock ...
Window Boy
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Teenage Boy
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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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Rated PG for slapstick action and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 November 1997 (USA)  »

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The Absent Minded Professor  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£10,728,868 (UK) (8 May 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Nancy Olson:  Nancy Olson, who played Betsy Carlisle in the original _Absent Minded Professor, The (1961)_, appears as a Secretary at Ford Company (uncredited). See more »

Goofs

When Wesson and Smith are in Brainard's basement trying to steal the Flubber, Smith says something to Wesson and Wesson replies, "What?" But Wesson's lips aren't moving when he says this. See more »

Quotes

[Brainard and Reynolds are visiting Hoenicker to discuss the Flubber]
Chester Hoenicker: You came to repay your loan?
Phillip Brainard: No.
Chester Hoenicker: I know you didn't. I was just having a little fun.
Phillip Brainard: I'm here to sell you the Flubber.
Chester Hoenicker: You been to your house recently?
Phillip Brainard: Yes.
Chester Hoenicker: Do I really need to buy it?
Phillip Brainard: Flubber's a very quixotic substance. It's very difficult to handle. Have you tried to do anything with it?
Chester Hoenicker: My man is working on it. It won't be a problem.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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WEDDING MARCH FROM 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM' OP. 61
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Performed by Budapest Strauss Ensemble
Courtesy of Naxos of America
by Arrangement with Source/Q
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Flubber, the get together, family film.
21 October 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

When I saw the reviews for this film, I was expecting something very poorly made and bad quality. True, for an adult without a kid it isn't ideal, but why buy a film if it has a cover like this when you're not a child any more? Everywhere online it says this is a great kids flick, for families and more. If you're like me and read reviews before buying or renting a film, then you'd know not to get it.

Getting to what the movie is like, these aren't the best graphics, but what do you expect in an 1997 film? The Flubber, Weebo etc. are already neatly done, which I find quite impressive for a film made at that time.

The humor in this may not be the jokes, but not all kids understand certain types of joke, so in the film they just went for the classic 'Bad Guys Whacked In The Face' type. There is no gore or extreme violence in this, everything has a light-hearted touch to it and the flubber truly seems fun to play with.

Robin does do a good job as the professor, making many wacky inventions and always forgetting. Weebo played by Jodi, continues to be the kind, thoughtful person - or in this case computer - that she is when she plays Ariel in the little mermaid.

Overrall it's a pretty good film, not ideal for adults but then why get a kids film?


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