Son of Flubber (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of Flubber (1963)

Son of Flubber (1963)

Son of Flubber




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Son Of Flubber is the first big screen sequel attempted by Walt Disney productions. Professor Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) has come up with a new invention called "dry rain." A gun-like devise creates a rain cloud at the desired target. The one drawback is that the gun shatters every piece of glass in the immediate area. Brainard's faithful assistant Biff Hawk (Tommy Kirk) develops a by-product of flubber called flubbergas. Instead of the basketball team as in it's film predecessor, the football team is aided by the new invention to help them win the big game. The Professor faces the judge in court over the damage his dry rain gun leaves in the wake of it's use. The dark storm clouds of justice loom ominously over the inventor before a country agricultural agent produces giant vegetables that prove the value of the rain gun. Virtually the same cast appears in this film as appeared in "The Absent Minded Professor." The Disney sequel brought in over 9 million dollars in the initial release. It didn't take a college professor to prove the numbers added up quite well.more
Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, Bill Walsh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Walt Disney Productions


Fred MacMurray
as Professor Ned Braina...
Keenan Wynn
as Alonzo Hawk
Nancy Olson
as Betsy Brainard
Tommy Kirk
as Biff Hawk
Ed Wynn
as A.J. Allen
Charles Ruggles
as Judge Murdock
Charlie Ruggles
as Judge Murdock
Leon Ames
as President Rufus Dagg...
Ken Murray
as Mr. Hurley
William Demarest
as Mr. Hummel
Paul Lynde
as Sportscaster
Elliott Reid
as Shelby Ashton
Bob Sweeney
as Mr. Harker
Joanna Cook Moore
as Desiree de la Roche
Edward Andrews
as Defense Secretary
James Westerfield
as Officer Hanson
Stuart Erwin
as Coach Wilson
Alan Hewitt
as Prosecutor
Leon Tyler
as Humphrey Harker
Forrest Lewis
as Officer Kelly
Alan Carney
as Referee
Lee Giroux
as Newscaster
Jack Albertson
as Mr. Barley
Eddie Ryder
as Mr. Osborne
Harriet MacGibbon
as Edna Daggett
Wally Boag
as Father
Walter Elias Miller
as Baby Walter in TV Co...
Henry Hunter
as Admiral
Hal Smith
as Bartender
J. Pat O'Malley
as Sign Painter
Norman Grabowski
as Rutland Football Pla...
Gordon Jones
as Rutland Coach
Lindy Davis
as Newsboy Joey Marrian...
Hope Sansberry
as Secretary
Byron Foulger
as Proprietor
Jack Rice
as Juror
Robert Shayne
as Assistant to Defense...
Burt Mustin
as 1st Bailiff
Joe Flynn
as Announcer in TV Comm...
Belle Montrose
as Mother in Commercial
Mari Lynn
as Couple in Commercial
John Olsewski
as Rutland Football Pla...
Darby Hinton
as Hobgoblin
Brad Morrow
as Football Player
Ned Wynn
as Rutland Student Mana...
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Critic Reviews for Son of Flubber

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Fun, harmless sequel to the Disney classic.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

The goo still flew in this fun Disney sequel.

October 26, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

July 1, 2005

January 10, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Son of Flubber

There's no sons in this film, but it's still a great sequel.

Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer


The original was better but still a funny early Ealingesq movie.

Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer


I know how audiences are often skeptical when it comes to sequels. However, this film is one that is truly worth the watch. A bouncy sequel with plenty of class, it is neither dull nor unoriginal and also stays within the complex boundries its predessesor set for it. A strong cast and plenty of witty dialogue, this film picks up where the first film left off and takes it to new heights rapping up the story that began in the earlier film-with hilarious and unexpected results.

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Son of Flubber Quotes

Biff Hawk: Pop's the biggest loan shark in the state and he's proud of it.
Prof. Ned Brainard: Let's just say your father is a very shrewd businessman.
Biff Hawk: Shrewd! The only time my pop ever got the worst of a bargain was when he got me. I just didn't turn out the way he wanted me to at all.
– Submitted by Christopher B (3 years ago)
Biff Hawk: Ducks at 12 o'clock, sir.
– Submitted by Christopher B (3 years ago)
Defense Secretary: Alright, remember you're in Washington. Stop trying to be reasonable about money or your going to bollix up the whole thing.
– Submitted by Christopher B (3 years ago)
Mr. Harker: We do our part to keep the wheels of democracy rolling; warriors unsung, unknown, misunderstood.
Prof. Ned Brainard: If need be, I imagine you'd put your own mother in jail.
Mr. Harker: Funny you should mention that about Mom. A little matter of some unreported income from jams and jellies. We nailed her dead to rights!
– Submitted by Christopher B (3 years ago)

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