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Release Date:
31 December 1969 (USA) See more »
Programmed for laughs! See more »
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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  (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:
Leon Alton ... Collingsgood Associate (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)
George DeNormand ... College of Knowledge Attendee (uncredited)
Peter Paul Eastman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Fawcett ... Dietes - College Regent (uncredited)
Robert Foulk ... Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... Man Pushing Light (uncredited)
Duane Grey ... Police Detective at Raid (uncredited)
Myron Healey ... Police Detective (uncredited)
George Hoagland ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Jonathan Hole ... Scientist (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Racetrack Patron (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)
Joe Phillips ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Judson Pratt ... Detective in Gambling Raid (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Bruce Rhodewalt ... Man with Umbrella (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Croupier (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man Seated in Control Room (uncredited)
Maida Severn ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mabel Smaney ... Casino Patron (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)
Bob Bralver .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
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
Crew verified as complete

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

Did You Know?

The amount of money that A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) annually donated to Medfield College was US $20,000.See more »
Continuity: When Pete and Annie are reviewing the "Applejack" sequence on their reel to reel tape recorder, the reels change speed between the close-ups and medium shots.See more »
Bradley:[siren] I'll get it.See more »
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8 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Better than the thing but worse than Soldier, 2 July 2000

This isn't such a bad movie with Kurt Russel doing quite a good performance and the plot is extremely original.

But I don't want to spoil the fun go rent it or buy it is surely worth the run for it's money

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