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Director:
Writer:
Joseph L. McEveety (written by)
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Release Date:
31 December 1969 (USA) See more »
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Programmed for laughs! See more »
Plot:
Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good family fun See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kurt Russell ... Dexter

Cesar Romero ... A.J. Arno

Joe Flynn ... Dean Higgins

William Schallert ... Professor Quigley
Alan Hewitt ... Dean Collingsgood
Richard Bakalyan ... Chillie Walsh
Debbie Paine ... Annie

Frank Webb ... Pete Oatzel

Michael McGreevey ... R. Schuyler

Jon Provost ... Bradley
Frank Welker ... Henry Fathington
Alexander Clarke ... Myles Miller

Bing Russell ... Angelo

Pat Harrington Jr. ... Moderator (as Pat Harrington)
Fabian Dean ... Little Mac
Fritz Feld ... Sigmund Van Dyke
Peter Renaday ... Lt. Hannah (as Pete Renoudet)
Hillyard Anderson ... J. Reedy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Aldrich ... College of Knowledge Show Attendee (uncredited)

Ed Begley Jr. ... Student (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Winifrid - Dean's Secretary (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Collingsgood Associate (uncredited)

David Canary ... Mr. Walski (uncredited)
John Cliff ... Police Turnkey (uncredited)
Howard Culver ... Moderator (uncredited)
Peter Paul Eastman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Fawcett ... Dietes - College Regent (uncredited)
Robert Foulk ... Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Myron Healey ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Jonathan Hole ... Scientist (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Extra (uncredited)

Heather Menzies-Urich ... (uncredited)
Byron Morrow ... Leonard - College Regent (uncredited)
Gregory Morton ... Dr. Rufus Schmidt (uncredited)
George N. Neise ... College of Knowledge Sponsor (uncredited)
Judson Pratt ... Detective in Gambling Raid (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bruce Rhodewalt ... Man with Umbrella (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man Seated in Control Room (uncredited)
Maida Severn ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Olan Soule ... TV Reporter (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Waiter at Track (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man in Suit Outside of Set (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Butler 
 
Writing credits
Joseph L. McEveety (written by)

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... producer
Joseph L. McEveety .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Robert F. Brunner 
 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
 
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
Emile Kuri 
 
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Hibler .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound supervisor
Dean Thomas .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Diane Wright .... digital asset manager remastering: Laser Pacific (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumer
Emily Sundby .... costumer
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Alan Maley .... title designer
 
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Runtime:
91 min
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1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
The "campus" shown outside the window of the Dean's office is actually a photograph of buildings in the Walt Disney Studios. This very same backdrop was used during the run of the "Disneyland" television show for scenes shot on the set that served as Walt Disney's "office" when he hosted segments of the program. One oddity is that the building seen in the backdrop was actually the one that housed the real location of Walt's office.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Although the character is known as Dexter "Riley," all onscreen spellings of his name in this film are "Reilly".See more »
Quotes:
Dean Higgins:Oh, you don't know him. You don't know him at all! The man is ruthless! He gets all that taxpayers' money, and still he's ruthless!See more »
Soundtrack:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good family fun, 10 December 2009
Author: gigaman1989 from United States

This was the first movie I saw with Kurt Russell, and have been a fan of him ever since. His acting in this film, as well other Disney films he was in, shows young Kurt firmly grasping what it takes to be a good actor, and he continues to do so to this day.

I saw this again recently, and its such a relief from some of the crap that Disney puts out now. Its a good example of good, clean family fun without the added bathroom jokes, etc., and for that reason I can see this might not appeal to kids today. But still, its a good, light-hearted comedy that'll still get a few laughs even today. Joseph McEveety provides a good story, and director Robert Butler executes it nicely. Joe Flynn and Cesar Romeo delivered some great performances, as did all the supporting cast.

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