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Director: Tom Shadyac     Starring: Eddie Murphy
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40018196
UPC: 025192014826
UPC 14: 00025192014826
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Murphy stars as Dr. Sherman klump, a kind, calorically challenged 400-pound frame in order to win the heart of beautiful jada pinkett.
Editor's Note
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.


Video Features DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), Keep Case, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/6/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 20148
Video UPC UPC: 00025192014826
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jada Pinkett
Video Cast Info John Ales
Video Cast Info Dave Chappelle
Video Cast Info Eddie Murphy
Video Cast Info James Coburn
Video Cast Info David Newman - Composer
Video Cast Info Tom Shadyac - Director
Plot Summary
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...

Professional Reviews

Sight and Sound
"...Murphy's portrayal of Sherman Klump is surprisingly warm and touching..." 10/01/1996 p.49

Entertainment Weekly
"...A remake that improves upon the original....[A] career-reviving smash [for Murphy]....A sweet spirit..." -- Rating: A- 11/08/1996 pp.77-9

USA Today
"...A surprisingly funny comedy and respectable remake..." 06/28/1996 p.1D

"...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..." 06/24/1996

Chicago Sun-Times
"...[Murphy's] back with exuberance and energy....He's very good. And the movie succeeds in two different ways: It's sweet and good-hearted, and then again it's raucous slapstick and bathroom humor..." 06/28/1996 p.31

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