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Bland remake of Disney's "The Absent-Minded Professor" with Williams as the befuddled, yet brilliant Prof. Brainard. Putting his wedding on the back Bunsen burner, much to the dismay of his fiancee Sara Jean (Harden), Brainard invents a bouncy, flying green slime named "flubber." As the substance becomes the cure-all for romantic turmoil and fledging school basketball teams, it also attracts the attention of a corrupt businessman and his moronic henchmen. Due to the dull subplots, kids and adults will be disappointed that the main attraction (the cute green goo) doesn't have much screen time. Williams, oddly enough, seems comfortable playing second banana to a substance that could describe his comedic skills.

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Available on Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Slapstick Comedy, School Daze, Disney Family Movies, Top Grossing Films of 1997, Basketball, Campus Capers, Inventors & Inventions
John Hughes
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J. Barry, Clancy Brown, Ted Levine, Wil Wheaton, Edie McClurg
Dean Cundey
Les Mayfield
Danny Elfman
John Hughes, Ricardo Mestres, Great Oak, Buena Vista

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This movie is hilarious. Professor Phillip Brainard is very intelligent and a workaholic. He’s always trying to come up with an invention. He’s so into his work that he even missed his first two weddings to his fiancé Sara. On the day of his third wedding with Sara, he invents a substance like flying rubber. So he names it Flubber. His fiancé is upset about him missing the wedding and calls it quits. Now Phillip has to prove himself to win back his fiancé. At the same time, people are trying to steal his invention of Flubber.