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The Nutty Professor

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Original title
The Nutty Professor
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Steve Oedekerk, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein (Remake)
Music
David Newman
Cinematography
Julio Macat
Cast
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Producer
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy. Fantasy | Remake. Schools & University
Movie Groups
The Nutty Professor
New
Synopsis / Plot
Professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) is a pleasant but hugely corpulent university professor doing genetic research into metabolism and weight loss. Rather incompetent in daily life, he is at least an expert in his field of science and his experimental formula shows great promise. However, when he meets the woman of his dreams, his colleague Professor Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett), he becomes fed up with his bulk and wants to impress her. In the hopes of losing weight, he tests his formula on himself, transforming into a suave but testosterone-fuelled womaniser whom he dubs "Buddy Love".

Buddy is not like his alter-ego, however. He is rude and brash, driven by his artificially-raised testosterone, and gets into all sorts of trouble. He wants Carla for himself, although Carla would prefer the mild-mannered Sherman. Buddy is also not happy with the situation that requires him to turn back into Sherman when the formula wears off. He plots to overdose on the formula, which will permanently rid him of Sherman forever. Sherman must get to the formula before Buddy can use it, if he is not to lose himself and Carla as well.
Awards
1996: Oscar Awards: Best Makeup
1996: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actor of Comedy or Musical (Eddie Murphy)
1996: BAFTA Awards: Best Make-up. Nominated for Best Visual Special Effects
1996: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Actor Comedy or Musical (Eddie Murphy)
1996: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Nominated for Best Actor
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