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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

G  |   |  Family, Comedy  |  31 December 1969 (USA)
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Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, ... See full summary »

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Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a computer; now he remembers everything he reads. Unfortunately, he also remembers information which was in the computer's memory, like the illegal business Arno is involved in. Written by Krister Walfridsson <cato@df.lth.se>

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The word that triggered Dexter (Kurt Russell) s memory during the game show was "applejack". See more »

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Although the character is known as Dexter "Riley," all onscreen spellings of his name in this film are "Reilly". See more »

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Dexter Reilly: You know... everyone's just out for himself. It was like that everywhere I went. Everyone's just... out for himself.
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Remade as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995) See more »

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Written by Robert F. Brunner and Bruce Belland
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Enjoyable, watchable for adults as well as young people
1 October 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a kid in the theatre, and saw it again for the first time in many years on cable recently. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it after all this time. Russell's performance is quite believable, despite the fantastic story line. Really good entertainment, and blows away much of the modern Disney entertainment provided these days, which is pretty nauseating.


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