The Nutty Professor (1996)

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Overview

Eddie Murphy stars as a grossly overweight chemistry professor in this update of the classic 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy. Eager to reinvent himself and to ease his loneliness, the professor develops a potion that magically transforms him into a lean, mean, sex machine, capable of seducing any woman in sight, but he loses his niceness along the way. Academy Award Nominations: Best Makeup.
Sweet-natured, university scientist Sherman Klump is understandably insecure about his immense weight, particularly after meeting pretty grad student Carla Purty. He is conducting experiments in the hopes of inventing a formula that will instantly make one thin. After a disastrous date with Carla (in which a vitriolic stand-up comic makes Sherman his target), the desperate researcher swallows the formula before it's been perfected.
The solution not only makes Sherman thin, it transforms him into a smug, obnoxious cad named Buddy Love. Buddy also begins dating Carla (and gets sweet revenge on that comic), but drinks more and more of the solution in an effort to erase Sherman Klump forever.
However, the formula has a major side effect: Buddy continually transforms back into the corpulent Sherman, without warning -- and at the most inopportune times...
Theatrical Release Date 1996
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

Additional Crew:

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PG-13 (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Comedies
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    96
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Audio
    Digital Audio, Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound, AC3 Audio Encoding
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Released theatrically in the USA June 28, 1996.

    Color by DeLuxe; in DTS sound.

    Remake of the Jerry Lewis film "The Nutty Professor" (1963).

    Additional cast: John Ales (Jason) and Jamal Mixon (Ernie Klump Jr.).

    Additional credits: James F. Clayton Sr. and Yvonne Garnier-Hackl (set design); Kathryn Peters (set decorator).

    Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.

    Copyright 1996 Universal City Studios, Inc.
  • Release Date
    05/10/16
  • Theatrical Release
    1996
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Entertainment Weekly 11-08-1996 "...A remake that improves upon the original....[A] career-reviving smash [for Murphy]....A sweet spirit..." -- Rating: A-
USA Today 06-28-1996 "...A surprisingly funny comedy and respectable remake..."
Variety 06-24-1996 "...Apt and comic....Combining the riotously funny and the sweetly sentimental....Miller is at his obsequious best....[Pinkett] demonstrates that her range ranks her among the most versatile young performers in movies..."
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