Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, ... See full summary »
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 »
The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention, but decide instead to move to the Dakota territory on the ... See full summary »
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The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move... See full summary »
Fran Garrison's all in a tizzy because her prize Dachshund, Danke, is having pups, and she has hopes of one of the pups becoming a champion. But at the vet's, her husband Mark is talked ... See full summary »
A young man who works in the mailroom at a TV network wants to move up the corporate ladder but finds himself stymied by his selfish boss. By chance he discovers that his neighbor's ... See full summary »
Walt Disney's 3-part made-for-TV feature, The Secret of Boyne Castle (1969), originally shown on "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (the new title for "Disneyland"), re-edited into feature film form for European theatrical release.
A school laboratory accident mixes one student's vitamin cereal mix with Dexter Riley's chemical experiment. When the kids decide to dispose of the mess to their neighbor's cow, they learn that the cereal gave the cow the super-strength to give a massively vast supply of milk. When they try it out on themselves, they discover that the stuff gives any human superhuman strength for a few minutes. The school sees this as the thing needed to save their school from closure, as the Dean makes a deal with his relative who owns the company that makes the cereal for financial support, unaware that it was Dexter's chemical which was solely responsible for the strength. When her competitor learn of this deal, he hires two criminals to stop it. Written by
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Professor Quigley's here to pick up his severence check.
Professor Quigley, hmm? Well you inform Professor Quigley that we don't give out severence checks anymore.
But we always give out severance checks.
Well, we don't anymore! We just ran out of money!
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After Dexter Riley lifted the 1111 pound barbells, as Medfield College defeated State College Phil Silvers's character, Kirwood Krinkle, left Medfield team celebrating and in another room he tried a karate chop on a metal statue. As soon as his hand is hitting, filming stops. Then he appears as in extreme pain, his mouth is wide open as if screaming OUCH! With his open mouth and still photograph, after filming stopped, words The End first appear then the closing credits begin. See more »
The '70s nadir for the Disney Company: the cinematic equivalent of heartburn. An unofficial follow-up to 1972's "Now You See Him, Now You Don't", as well as Disney's 1969 hit "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes", has Kurt Russell returning to role as Dexter Riley, here a college campus nut who discovers a formula which gives him super strength. Cesar Romero walks through the standard bad-guy role as the villain who wants the formula for himself; other veteran character actors such as Eve Arden, Phil Silvers, Harold Gould, and Dick Van Patten mostly just stand around making faces. Completely inane and insipid, with Russell curiously disappearing altogether from the picture's mid-section. The film would be even more offensive were it not for that cast list (Disney certainly gave employment to a lot of actors who were probably happy for the work at the time). Not a good tonic for restless kids. * from ****
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