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Professor Ned Brainard's discovery of flubber hasn't quite brought him - or his college - the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may have found the solution in the form of flubbergas, which can change the weather. It also helps Medfield College's football team to win a game. At home, his wife Betsy is jealous of the attention lavished on him by an old high school girlfriend.Written by
At the end of the movie, the football filled with flubber gas is seen floating among a series of man-made satellites. They are the same satellites used in Eyes in Outer Space (1959). See more »
When Professor Ned Brainard uses the weather machine to cause a rain cloud inside Shelby's car we see the car get flooded and Shelby floating around, yet without Shelby's foot anywhere near the gas pedal the car still keeps driving. See more »
Professor, I don't think you realize how important this discovery of yours is. It's big. We've got to handle it big, everything about it. If you settle chickenfeed now, it's going to be a chickenfeed operation. Everyone is going to lose face. Everything is going to fall apart, all the way down the line. And the free world loses another battle. Is that what you want?
Professor Ned Brainard:
Well, no, I wouldn't that, sir.
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As the movie concludes, the game winning football (with flubber gas) is still rotating up in outer space around satellites. See more »
Also available in a colorized version, only on VHS (at Amazon). See more »
Opportunistic cash-in made well before it was fashionable...
Proving that the Disney studios didn't become cash-mongers solely in the Michael Eisner era, this sequel to 1961's "The Absent Minded Professor" is nothing more than repackaged goods. Lamebrained slapstick has Fred MacMurray returning to role of small town inventor who attempts to save the local high school from ruin. There are a few funny digs at the advertising business but, as with the original, MacMurray's romance problems and his run-ins with the law are dull. Terrific supporting cast (Jack Albertson, Joanna Moore, Paul Lynde, William Demarest) looks like a who's-who of suburban comedies, and the movie is fairly easy to sit through if you don't mind completely innocuous fare, but even the special effects are mechanical. ** from ****
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