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Flubber (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi  |  26 November 1997 (USA)
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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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Window Boy
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Coach Willy Barker (as Samuel Lloyd)
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Storyline

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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26 November 1997 (USA)  »

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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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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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Towards the end of the movie, the pressure gauge on the container holding Flubber reads zero right before the Professor opens it, but the shot before that shows a positive reading. See more »

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[after two of Brainard's balls hit Smith and Wesson while testing the Flubber, the bowling ball knocks the cap off a tank of a compressed gas]
Phillip Brainard: [high-pitched voice] This definitely has applications in the field of sports. Ho, ho, ho! Yes!
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GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME (I'M GETTING MARRIED IN THE MORNING)
Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
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Ironically, it has no bounce
3 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

Nineties variant John Hughes combines his two favourite kinds of movies

  • variations on the 'Home Alone' formula and remakes - to produce this


rehash of 1961's 'The Absent Minded Professor' in which Robin Williams is engaging as a scientist who creates a green goo that makes his car fly and a college basketball team bounce across the court.

I didn't expect this to be much good but the amount of mind-numbing tedium on display came as a bit of a surprise. The story rambles around with no real internal logic, there's too much lame slapstick, Les Mayfield directs with no flair and the movie is devoid of charm. The original was no classic but it sure beats this version.


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