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The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 28 June 1996 (USA)
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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Ernie Klump Jr.
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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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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual references | See all certifications »

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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

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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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Eddie Murphy originally wanted John Landis to direct. See more »

Goofs

In the second scene with Buddy Love driving the Viper the passenger side seat is occasionally empty. See more »

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Reggie Warrington: Boy's so fat, when he goes outside with a red shirt on, all the kids in the neighbourhood shout Kool Aid!
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Pure Brilliance from Murphy
6 May 2003 | by See 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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