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
Teddy Pendergrass is played at Sherman Klump's house. Teddy Pendergrass was also mentioned by Eddie Murphy for having such a great voice in his first stand-up concert film Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983). See more »
By the 1996 setting of the film, only the lowest budget TV dinners had aluminum foil covering the meal. Plastic wrap had replaced it and even the food trays themselves were mostly hi-temp cardboard or corrugated paper. See more »
[as Buddy turns back to Sherman, who drives out of control]
Oh, my God, that's a...
[sees they are about to head into a bus]
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During the credits, outtakes are shown. See more »
When Sherman Klump opens the drawer in his desk and reveals the secret compartment containing all the candy, there is a row of 'Snickers' bars on the top. In some T.V. versions, at least in the UK, the word 'Snickers' is digitally altered to 'Chocky'. See more »
This movie is a treat to all the Eddie Murphy fan including myself. His decent and conservative sagely performance as Prof.Sherman Klump and obnoxious and whacky funny man acting as the counterpart Buddy Love is simply amazing. Not only that the most amazing part is the way he has played many other parts in the movie. The jokes are simply hilarious and rib tickling. I would rate this movie as a 7/10.
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