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Eddie Murphy gives one of Jerry Lewis' best-remembered vehicles a 1990s overhaul in this hit comedy. Sherman Klump (Murphy) is a college professor and respected biochemistry researcher who is kind, considerate, and a genuinely nice guy. Sherman is also appallingly overweight; coupled with the fact that he's painfully shy and a bit clumsy, his romantic prospects are rather bleak. When Sherman finds himself working with a pretty graduate student, Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett), he falls in love and is eager to impress her, but at an upscale nightclub, his weight attracts the attention of an insult comic (Dave Chappelle) and his bumbling spoils the evening. Sherman's latest project is a genetic weight loss formula, and despondent over his failure to win Carla's heart, he subjects himself to a massive dose. Suddenly, Sherman is transformed into the slim, trim, and handsome Buddy Love; however, the drug also boosts his testosterone level, turning the likable Sherman into the arrogant, skirt-chasing Buddy. In addition to playing Sherman and Buddy, Eddie Murphy also plays four other members of the porcine Klump family, as well as eccentric exercise guru Lance Perkins. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Society of Film Critics Eddie Murphy Best Actor 1996 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Baker Best Makeup 1996 Winner

Cast

Eddie Murphy
as Mama Klump
Eddie Murphy
as Lance Perkins
Eddie Murphy
as Buddy Love
Eddie Murphy
as Sherman Klump
Eddie Murphy
as Papa Klump
Jada Pinkett Smith
as Carla Purty
James Coburn
as Harlan Hartley
Larry Miller
as Dean Richmond
Dave Chappelle
as Reggie Warrington
John Ales
as Jason
Tony Carlin
as Host
Athena Massey
as Sexy Girl
Tony Carlin
as Host

Crew

Tom Shadyac
Director
Russell Simmons
Producer
Brian Grazer
Producer
Barry W. Blaustein
Screenwriter
David Sheffield
Screenwriter
Steve Oedekerk
Screenwriter
Tom Shadyac
Screenwriter
Julio Macat
Cinematographer
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
David Newman
Songwriter
Danny Bramson
Composer (Music Score)
Danny Bramson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Don Zimmerman
Editor
Greg Papalia
Art Director
James D. Brubaker
Co-producer
Mark Lipsky
Executive Producer
Jerry Lewis
Executive Producer
Dawn Snyder
Set Designer
Yvonne Garnier-Hackl
Set Designer
Kathryn Peters
Set Designer
Ha Nguyen
Costume Designer
Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
David B. Householter
First Assistant Director
Aleta Helena Chappelle
Casting
Rick Baker
Makeup Special Effects
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