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Flubber

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 1997
  • Les Mayfield
  • 90 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Robin Williams. After continually missing his own wedding, Professor Philip Brainard is given one last chance by his fiancée, Sarah. Yet again he blows it, but this time he has a good excuse: he's been busy inventing Flubber, a substance that appears to generate its own energy.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Continuing Hollywood's obsession with souping-up the hit comedies of the past with today's sophisticated special effects, this is a smart update of 1961's The Absent-Minded Professor. Robin Williams plays Philip Brainard, a scientist who becomes so immersed in creating a new energy source that he once again misses his own wedding. But this time he has an excuse, if only his long-suffering fiancée will listen, because he has invented Flubber - a substance like rubber that generates its own energy, wreaking havoc everywhere it goes. In fact, it gives inanimate objects a life of their own, resulting in Home Alone-style attacks on baddies by everything from toy robots to bowling balls. Kids will lap it up.

Credits

Cast

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Professor Philip BrainardRobin Williams
Sara Jean ReynoldsMarcia Gay Harden
Wilson CroftChristopher McDonald
Chester HoenickerRaymond J Barry
SmithClancy Brown
WessonTed Levine
Bennett HoenickerWil Wheaton
Martha GeorgeEdie McClurg

Crew

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DirectorLes Mayfield

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista International UK
Released on
1998-02-06
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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