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Flubber (1997)

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An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director:

Les Mayfield

Writers:

Samuel W. Taylor (short story "A Situation of Gravity"), John Hughes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Professor Philip Brainard
Marcia Gay Harden ... Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds
Christopher McDonald ... Wilson Croft
Ted Levine ... Wesson
Clancy Brown ... Smith
Raymond J. Barry ... Chester Hoenicker (as Raymond Barry)
Wil Wheaton ... Bennett Hoenicker
Edie McClurg ... Martha George
Jodi Benson ... Weebo (voice)
Leslie Stefanson ... Sylvia
Malcolm Brownson ... Father
Benjamin Brock Benjamin Brock ... Window Boy
Dakin Matthews ... Minister
Zack Zeigler Zack Zeigler ... Teenage Boy
Sam Lloyd ... 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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The stuff dreams are made of. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for slapstick action and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Absent Minded Professor See more »

Filming Locations:

Alameda, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,892,031, 30 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$92,977,226

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,977,226
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Danny DeVito were considered for the role of Wesson. See more »

Goofs

Inconsistencies throughout the movie of the flubber not bouncing all the time. Like when the basketball players all land on the court and only the one with the ball bounces up through the basketball rim. See more »

Quotes

Rutland Coach: Hey, are you blind? They're doin' something illegal out there.
Referee: Coach, nowhere in the rule book does it say anything about jumpin' too high. Now sit down!
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Features Dumbo (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

TIGER RAG
Written by Nick LaRocca, Edwin B. Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, and Larry Shields (aka The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Performed by Florida State University Marching Band
Courtesy of Platinum Entertainment
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Great talent,dry story.
10 October 2001 | by SmileysWorldSee all my reviews

I admire Robin Williams.His quick,improvisational humor make him the most unique entertainer of our time.However,he does from time to time make bad choices,and Flubber was indeed a bad one,at least scriptwise.This movie's problem is not from bad performances,but from terrible writing,and that often makes the performers look bad.The intentions here are good,but the movie just fell flat in all aspects.If you want to see a movie about flubber,I would highly suggest "The Absent Minded Professor".It's a classic and it's much better.


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