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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 »
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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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What is flubber? 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:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy Olson: a secretary at the Ford Company (uncredited). See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, the pressure gauge on the container holding Flubber reads zero right before the Professor opens it, but the shot before that shows a positive reading. See more »

Quotes

Phillip Brainard: Weebo - - I've just solved all our problems!
Weebo: [showing an image of Dumbo on her display screen] I'm all ears.
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THE CLAP
Arranged and Performed by Ronnie Neuman
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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Hughes knock it off already!
2 December 2000 | by mcfly-31See all my reviews

John, please, give it a rest! Home Alone was 7 years ago, yet you continue to remake it seemingly every year. This time Hughes replaces a kiddie with the title glob to bash the adults around in the big finale. And unlike any kid, the flubber is at one point able to race thru a bad guy's anus!! Up until his usual antics, Hughes laughless script revolves around Williams discovery and those who want to steal it. But that's it! It's played out like a drama as that becomes the main plot. Then there's the infamous basketball sequence from the original film years ago, with nothing new put into it. Even the Fred McMurray classic, still kiddie-fied, was at least pleasant as it had fun with the flubber. Here its used to knock stuff over and race around the room and smash into the aforementioned goons. How many times can Hughes remake this lousy formula??!! Quit if for God's sake!


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