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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes -- An electrical accident causes a student to become a genius.

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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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introducing Dexter Riley See more (14 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:
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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
Debut produced screenplay of assistant director and screen-writer Joseph L. McEveety.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Dietes - College Regent:Modernization isn't everything!See more »
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Featured in Disney Through the Decades (2001) (V)See more »
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introducing Dexter Riley, 15 December 2015
Author: SnoopyStyle

Dean Higgins refuses to buy a computer and would rather suspend various students. Businessman A. J. Arno donates a computer but then withholds the yearly contribution of $20k. Student friendly Professor Quigley needs a part to repair the computer. Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) uses the part and gets electrocuted. His brain turns into a computer and he becomes the smartest guy in the world. Unbeknownst to him, he also downloaded locations of Arno's crooked enterprises protected by the password Applejack.

This is noteworthy for introducing Dexter Riley and his light Disney adventures. I prefer the second movie "Now You See Him, Now You Don't" much more. This is not that funny. The adventure is a little flat. A human computer could be more fun. Russell was a young rising star and his theatrical presence is quite magnetic. It was probably fun for kids back in the day but it has become dated.

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