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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 »
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(11 articles)
Paul Bettany: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked
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Kurt Russell: The Hollywood Interview
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 18 February 2014, 5:32 PM, PST)

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A Disney Date for Kurt Russell, Frank Webb and Jon Provost 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)

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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91 min
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1.75 : 1 See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
The picture was the "first of Disney's carbon-copy comedies" according to film critic Leonard Maltin.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After being spray painted by the kids and driving through the haystack, Arno's face is red, but his hair isn't. Later, in the studio his hair does have some red paint in it.See more »
Quotes:
Dexter Reilly:You know... everyone's just out for himself. It was like that everywhere I went. Everyone's just... out for himself.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Disney Date for Kurt Russell, Frank Webb and Jon Provost, 18 April 2010
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Squeaky-clean cut collegiate Kurt Russell (as Dexter Reilly) downloads data from his campus computer, and becomes a "cause celebre" by demonstrating his improved mental gymnastics. "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" continues the Disney studio's successful run of comedies featuring good-looking youngsters, great character actors, and a plot providing its star with a super-human strength. The first follow-up film had Mr. Russell discovering how to become invisible. Since it's a Disney film, the characters aren't too quick with the obvious (like the invisible hanging out in the girls' locker room), but everything is certainly likable.

The film is chock full of familiar favorites, like veteran Cesar Romero (as A.J. Arno), Joe Flynn (from "McHale's Navy"), and William Schallert (from "The Patty Duke Show"). Getting to play in roommate Russell's top bunk is handsome blond Frank Webb (as Pete Oaks), who also joined Russell and Medfield College co-star Jon Provost (as Bradley) in the pages of "16" and "Tiger Beat". The teen magazines duly noted the presence of three of their own in one film. Mr. Provost had background fame as the second kid to own TV's "Lassie" and Mr. Webb ended his career tragically. Both feature prominently in the film's relatively fun conclusion.

****** The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (12/31/69) Robert Butler ~ Kurt Russell, Frank Webb, Cesar Romero, Jon Provost

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