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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sherman Klump / Buddy Love / Lance Perkins / Papa Klump / Mama Klump / Grandma Klump / Ernie Klump
... Carla Purty (as Jada Pinkett)
... Harlan Hartley
... Dean Richmond
... Reggie Warrington
... Jason
Patricia Wilson ... Dean's Secretary
... Ernie Klump Jr.
... Fit Woman
Hamilton von Watts ... Health Instructor (as Hamilton Von Watts)
... Asian Man (as Chao-Li Chi)
Tony Carlin ... Host
... Bartender
... Himself
... 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

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

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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El profesor chiflado  »

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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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Trivia

When Eddie Murphy was interviewed by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) in 1996, Jay asked if he would appear in public as one of these characters. He said he went outside walking down the street as Sherman Klump and was getting odd looks from those seeing him. See more »

Goofs

Klump returns home after getting a date with Carla and puts a frozen dinner in the microwave. The frozen dinner has an aluminum foil cover that Klump does not remove, but there is no evidence of the sparks that would result. 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

During the credits, outtakes are shown. See more »

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Referenced in Return to Edge City (2005) See more »

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Super Bad
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The nutty doc again
5 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Eddie Murphy plays an overweight professor Sherman Klump and six other characters in this hilarious comedy.The doc falls in love with his student Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett) and he creates a potion.The potion makes him thinner, more handsome and more annoying Buddy Love.The Nutty Professor is a remake for the 1960's hit comedy with Jerry Lewis.There are some differences in these two movies.In the first version Lewis played a nerd doc and in the remake Murphy plays a fat doc.Both movies are great.Murphy does a great job playing seven characters in the movie.The Nutty Professor just makes you laugh.


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