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Directed byLes Mayfield
Screenplay byJohn Hughes
Based on
Produced by
  • John Hughes
  • Ricardo Mestres
CinematographyDean Cundey
Edited by
  • Harvey Rosenstock
  • Michael A. Stevenson
Music byDanny Elfman
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures
Release dates
  • November 16, 1997 (1997-11-16) (Pennsylvania)
  • November 26, 1997 (1997-11-26) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$80 million
Box office$178 million

Flubber is a 1997 American science-fiction comedy film directed by Les Mayfield (who had previously directed another John Hughes scripted remake, Miracle on 34th Street) and written by Hughes, based on an earlier screenplay by Bill Walsh. A remake of The Absent-Minded Professor (1961), the film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine, Raymond J. Barry, Wil Wheaton, and Clancy Brown with Jodi Benson providing a voice. The film grossed $178 million worldwide despite negative reviews. In selected theaters, the Pepper Ann episode "Old Best Friend" was featured before the film.