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The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 28 June 1996 (USA)
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Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

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Tom Shadyac
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Lance Perkins / Papa Klump / Mama Klump / Grandma Klump / Ernie Klump
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Carla Purty (as Jada Pinkett)
James Coburn ... Harlan Hartley
Larry Miller ... Dean Richmond
Dave Chappelle ... Reggie Warrington
John Ales ... Jason
Patricia Wilson Patricia Wilson ... Dean's Secretary
Jamal Mixon ... Ernie Klump Jr.
Nichole McAuley ... Fit Woman
Hamilton von Watts Hamilton von Watts ... Health Instructor (as Hamilton Von Watts)
Chao Li Chi ... Asian Man (as Chao-Li Chi)
Tony Carlin Tony Carlin ... Host
Quinn Duffy ... Bartender
Montell Jordan ... Himself
Doug Williams ... Band Leader
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Storyline

Brilliant and obese scientist Sherman Klump invents a miraculous weight-loss solution. After a date with chemistry student Carla Purty goes badly, a depressed Klump tries the solution on himself. Though he instantly loses 250 pounds, the side effects include a second personality: an obnoxiously self-assertive braggart who calls himself Buddy Love. Buddy proves to be more popular than Sherman, but his arrogance and bad behavior quickly spiral out of control. Written by Jwelch5742

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Inside Sherman Klump, a party animal is about to break out.

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El profesor chiflado See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,400,000, 30 June 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,814,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,961,019
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Imagine Entertainment See more »
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DTS | Dolby SR | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene with Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle, their dialogue was mostly improvised. See more »

Goofs

Stunt-double for Buddy Love when he throws Reggie into the piano. See more »

Quotes

Lance: You're not pathetic! People! Pounds do not lose themselves! You have to work! Work! Work! Everybody up! Get up! You, too, at home. Everybody up and say...
[w/audience]
Lance: Yes, I can!
[alone]
Lance: Say it again.
[w/audience]
Lance: Yes, I can!
Sherman Klump: [determined] Yes, I can!
[stomps on the floor]
Sherman Klump: Yes, I can! Yes...!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

I Got You (I Feel Good)
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Pure Brilliance from Murphy
6 May 2003 | by DJBurfittSee all my reviews

In my opinion this is one of the funniest movies you will ever see. This Eddie Murphy at his brilliant best playing seven different characters in the one movie. This is pretty much a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde routine with Professor Sherman Klump (Murphy) creating a weight loss formula which transforms him into Buddy Love (Murphy). The best scenes of the movie are the dinner scenes at the Klump house where almost every character you see is Eddie Murphy. Very few other actors could have pulled this off. 10/10


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