Overview

Eddie Murphy stars as shy Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, brilliant, 'calorifically challenged' genetic professor. When beautiful Carla Purty joins the university faculty, Sherman grows desperate to whittle his 400-pound frame down to size and win her heart. So, with one swig of his experimental fat-reducing serum, Sherman becomes 'Buddy Love', a fast-talking, pumped-up , plumped down Don Juan.

  1. Tom Shadyac

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Barry W. Blaustein

    Screenplay

  3. David Sheffield

    Screenplay

  4. Steve Oedekerk

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy

    Sherman Klump | Buddy Love

  2. Jada Pinkett Smith

    Jada Pinkett Smith

    Carla Purty

  3. James Coburn

    James Coburn

    Harlan Hartley

  4. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller

    Dean Richmond

  5. Dave Chappelle

    Dave Chappelle

    Reggie Warrington

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The Nutty Professor
The Nutty Professor

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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 26, 1996
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $54,000,000.00

Revenue $128,769,345.00

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