Synopsis: Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent-minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air. It looks like rubber, so he calls it flubber. This film is based on the 1961 Disney classic, "The Absent-Minded Professor.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Les Mayfield
Production: Disney
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Oh. Hmm.

Oh. Oh.

I`m up!

- Ah.

- Phillip, it`s 7:00. Are you awake?

Up and ready for a new day.

- Oh!

- Oh what a beautiful morning

Oh what a beautiful day

- I can`t find my socks.

- They`re in your shoes.

- Where are my shoes?

- They`re on your feet.

Thank you.

Thank you, Weber.


- Have you seen the paper this morning?

- Oh, yes, I did.

You know, if I could solve

this whole metastable compound business,

I could save the college.

A new energy source

would be worth a fortune.

You better hurry up. The loan`s due

at the end of the school year.

Not to worry, Weebo.

I`m very close.

May I see my schedule, please?

Ahhhh. After school

there`s something.

I know there is. What is it?

- This is your complete schedule.

- Hmm. Let`s see.

Unless you didn`t

tell me something.

What is it? There`s something.

There`s something there.

What is it? Oh.

It`s something to do with white.

Oh, what is it? I know it`s

something important. I know it!

Well, I don`t know. I`m sorry.

I know it`s so frustrating, isn`t it?

I just hate that.

I wish I could help you.

- But I can`t.

- Haircut!

Ha! Hmm!

They can`t just

close down the school.

Outside of the lvy League,

name me one private college...

or university that isn`t

in financial trouble.

Oh, all right. Name another.

- You don`t think it`s too much?

- No. It`s elegant.

And it`s a wonderful idea to go

with the big wedding this time.

It does put the pressure

on the professor to show up.

If he forgets this time,

that`s it.

Well, in his case,

once is justifiable...

and twice is understandable,

but three times--

Coming through!

Morning-- or afternoon,

whatever the case may be.

We have a lot to talk about today,

so let`s get into it without delay.

Oh! Oh, uh, thank you,

whoever gave me the plate of fruit...

and the dead pheasant,

but it does not count

as extra credit.

Last time we were talking about

Newton`s Law of Gravitation.

To review:
We see this "G"

is like the "C" in E=MC squared.

It`s a constant, constant universe,

as much as anything

is constant in the universe.

It`s saying that the force of

attraction between two bodies...

is in direct proportion to

the product of their masses...

and in inverse proportion to the square

of the distance between them.

An example would be-- Let`s make, uh,

naked man, "M-1." Naked lady, "M-2."

Now, according to this formula,

their attractive forces...

would want to close

the distance to zero.

Why don`t they? Hmm?

The Earth! Ah.

So, in essence that is

gravity and this...

is "Dr Richards Life Drawing."

It`s not my class, is it?

Phillip! Over here!

Sara! Ooh! Very sorry.

And so, momentum.

May I sit here? Thank you.

Hello, Sara.

What a pleasant surprise.

- Hello, Ruthie.

- Martha.

- Martha what?

- Martha. Me Martha.

You Martha. Me professor.

- Yes, I know.

- I was just gonna, you know,

grade my lunch, eat a few tests

and hope for the best.

- How do you hold it in?

- Well, like everybody else, Ruthie.

I just cross my legs real tight.

No. I was talking

about your excitement.

- Excitement?

- The wedding.


The wedding! Sara and l.

Oh, the wedding.

Oh, l`m looking forward to it.

Aren`t you, honey?

- It`s today.

- Are you sure?

- The wedding is today. Okay?

- I believe you.

on Beach Street.

- I`ve been there.

- We had our rehearsal there last night.

That`s right, we did!

It went well?

- Yes, it did, but it doesn`t count.

- Good.

- No?

- The wedding counts,

and I want you to promise me...

on everything between us

that you`ll be there, okay?

I`d rather die

than disappoint you.

Well, this is going to be

the very last time I try to marry you.

I imagine so.

I know that I love you,

but l`m not sure

that you can love me.

That`s ridiculous.

I love you with all my heart.

With every cell, with every

molecule, with every atom.

I love you on a subatomic level.

Hmm! Prove it to me

tonight at 6:

Prove what, honey?

- That you love me.

- I love you.

- 6:

- Good luck.

Thank you, Betty.

I knew I shouldn`t

have come, but--

Oh, l`m very crazy about him,

you see, Miss French.

And this is the God`s truth:

I want him to have

what he wants,

even if it means

you instead of me.

No, no! You love him.

Don`t give him up.

Hey! l`m watching something!

- Weber!

- Why don`t you be quiet?

I`m watching TV.

Download some manners! Ohh!

Oh, but he ain`t in love

with me, Miss French.

Mmm. Tell me about it.

Hello, Phil.

What are you working on?

Can`t remember?

I understand.

It`s a damn shame they`re

shutting your college down.

I read about it in the paper.

- It`s not over yet.

- Oh, we`re doing fine at Rutland.

No such financial problems. Hey!

Are you still working on

that lighter-than-air compound?

It`s a, uh,

propulsive polymer and--

I don`t mean to be rude,

Wilson, but l-- I have to go.

You don`t seem too happy

to see me, Phil.

- I`m not.

- Well--

All the years we`ve known

each other, studying, working together.

- What happened between us, Phil?

- Well, I just got tired of you

stealing my ideas, Wilson.

And what would you have done with them?

You would have misplaced them,

forgotten them, lost them.

There`s no doubt you`re

the brighter of the two of us.

You have a genius for science.

I grant you that.

It`s just the science

of daily life that eludes you.

I`ve heard that copper psych

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