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 »
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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

Having already missed his wedding to his beautiful sweetheart, Sara, twice, the happy, absent-minded professor, Dr Phillip Brainard, is struggling to come up with a brilliant invention to save Medfield College from closure. However, as good things come to those who wait, the eccentric inventor stumbles upon an innovative but highly unstable formula for "Flubber", a mysterious rubber-like hybrid elastomer that can lift objects, bouncing and stretching as if it had a mind of its own. Of course, this unique but untamed creation catches the attention of a ruthless rival who is bent on getting his hands on the extraordinary substance. But first, he will have to catch it. Can Dr Brainard protect his invention? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When Professor Brainard finishes the Flubber formula, a wire frame of a truncated cuboctahedron can be seen on the computer screen. See more »

Goofs

When Brainard first discovered the Flubber and upon seeing the Flubber sneezing he commented that in the pot it was 77 "degrees" Kelvin. Kelvin is an absolute unit, not a relative unit like Celsius or Fahrenheit. So the "degree" doesn't belong in that statement. See more »

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[Smith and Wesson discuss the incident at Brainard's house]
Chester Hoenicker: All right. One more time, what happened?
Wesson: He took a golf ball. He rubbed this cream on it and then the golf ball took and...
[Wesson makes a popping sound]
Wesson: ...popped Smith in the head.
Smith: Several times.
Chester Hoenicker: Mm-hmm.
Wesson: I got hit with a bowling ball.
Smith: Repeatedly.
Chester Hoenicker: Were you drinking?
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Banánové rybicky: Jak si uzít spoluzáky (2003) See more »

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Sirius
Written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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nice
5 January 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

Robin Williams and Flubber are the stars of this easy comedy aboutabsent - minded professor, his sentimental life, his robots and enemies. The second virtue - resurrection of the memories about Son of Flubber and The Nutty Professor ( 1963 ). And a nice role for young Wil Wheaton. So, adventure, laughs and Robin Willians.


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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:

$26,725,207, 30 November 1997

Gross USA:

$92,977,226

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,977,226
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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