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Nutty Professor
     

The Nutty Professor

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Director: Tom Shadyac, Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn

Cast: Tom Shadyac, Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn

 

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Eddie Murphy gives one of Jerry Lewis' best-remembered vehicles a 1990s overhaul in this hit comedy. Sherman Klump (Murphy) is a college professor and respected biochemistry researcher who is kind, considerate, and a genuinely nice guy. Sherman is also appallingly overweight; coupled with the fact that he's painfully shy and a bit clumsy, his romantic prospects are

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Eddie Murphy gives one of Jerry Lewis' best-remembered vehicles a 1990s overhaul in this hit comedy. Sherman Klump (Murphy) is a college professor and respected biochemistry researcher who is kind, considerate, and a genuinely nice guy. Sherman is also appallingly overweight; coupled with the fact that he's painfully shy and a bit clumsy, his romantic prospects are rather bleak. When Sherman finds himself working with a pretty graduate student, Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett), he falls in love and is eager to impress her, but at an upscale nightclub, his weight attracts the attention of an insult comic (Dave Chappelle) and his bumbling spoils the evening. Sherman's latest project is a genetic weight loss formula, and despondent over his failure to win Carla's heart, he subjects himself to a massive dose. Suddenly, Sherman is transformed into the slim, trim, and handsome Buddy Love; however, the drug also boosts his testosterone level, turning the likable Sherman into the arrogant, skirt-chasing Buddy. In addition to playing Sherman and Buddy, Eddie Murphy also plays four other members of the porcine Klump family, as well as eccentric exercise guru Lance Perkins.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Jerry Lewis was among the executive producers of this genuinely funny remake of his 1963 comedy. As grotesquely overweight Professor Sherman Klump, Eddie Murphy is at the top of his form, in a role which revived his career after an eight-year string of disappointments. Whether playing the pathetic Klump or his thin, nasty alter-ego Buddy Love, Murphy pulls off a tour-de-force in one of the highlights of his career. Rick Baker's makeup effects are remarkable, seamlessly transforming Murphy into a string of distinct characters, most notably Klump's entire family at the hilarious dinner scene which is the film's biggest laugh-getter. On the downside, the film occasionally veers into unnecessarily sugary sweetness or crass vulgarity, dulling its often dark humor in a bid for mass acceptance. Still, director Tom Shadyac (Liar, Liar) has delivered an enjoyable, visually striking comedy which never fails to entertain.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2012
UPC:
0025192128813
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Time:
1:36:00

Special Features

100 Years of Universal: The Lew Wasserman Era; 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Murphy Buddy Love,Lance Perkins,Mama Klump,Papa Klump,Sherman Klump
Jada Pinkett Smith Carla Purty
James Coburn Harlan Hartley
Larry Miller Dean Richmond
Dave Chappelle Reggie Warrington
John Ales Jason
Tony Carlin Host
Lisa Boyle Ms. Gluteus
Doug Williams Band Leader
Patricia Wilson Dean's Secretary
Chao Li Chi Asian Man
Athena Massey Sexy Girl

Technical Credits
Tom Shadyac Director,Screenwriter
David Leroy Anderson Makeup
Richard Baker Makeup Special Effects
Barry W. Blaustein Screenwriter
Danny Bramson Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
James D. Brubaker Co-producer
Aleta Helena Chappelle Casting
James F. Claytor Set Decoration/Design
William Elliott Production Designer
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Yvonne Garnier-Hackl Set Decoration/Design
Brian Grazer Producer
David B. Householter Asst. Director
Karen Kehela Executive Producer
Jerry Lewis Executive Producer
Mark Lipsky Executive Producer
Julio Macat Cinematographer
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
David Newman Score Composer,Songwriter
Ha Nguyen Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Oedekerk Screenwriter
Greg Papalia Art Director
Kathryn Peters Set Decoration/Design
Bill Richmond Screenwriter
David Sheffield Screenwriter
Russell Simmons Producer
Dawn Snyder Set Decoration/Design
Don Zimmerman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nutty Professor
1. Main Titles: The Most Peculiar Things [:41]
2. Hello, Miss Purty! [7:42]
3. Dinner with the Family [3:07]
4. Some Heavy Exercise [5:34]
5. The Butt of the Jokes [3:54]
6. Fatzilla [5:03]
7. The Big Change [5:17]
8. A New Man [2:22]
9. Meet Buddy Love [1:52]
10. The Comic''s Comeuppance [2:27]
11. The Big Reaction [6:14]
12. Carla and the Klumps [6:51]
13. Professor Love [4:31]
14. The Alumni Ball [3:18]
15. The Fat Man Fights Back [4:42]
16. A Scientist and a Gentleman (End Titles) [3:54]

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The Nutty Professor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''The Nutty Professor'' was a remarkable movie, one that everyone should remember. Sweet Professor Klump makes a formula that turns him into Buddy Love, a rude man that is not liked. This is a movie that you have to see. An outstanding comedy, and probably one of the best of the 1990s!
Guest More than 1 year ago
You can forget this tale of love, Buddy Love, serums, fat hamsters, fat humans, and dinners with the Klumps!