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The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

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Dexter Riley and his friends accidently discover a new chemical mixed with a cereal seems to give anyone temporary superhuman strength

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Harriet Crumply
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Kirwood Krinkle
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V.P. Harry Crumply
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Regent Dietz
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Richard Bakalyan ...
Cookie (as Dick Bakalyan)
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Ann Marshall ...
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Gilbert (Student)
Christina Anderson ...
Cris (Student)
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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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The biggest dumb-bell on campus... and the secret formula got it off the ground!

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Family | Comedy | Fantasy

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6 February 1975 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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This was the last appearance on film for Joe Flynn. He died of a heart attack a year before this film was released. See more »

Quotes

Dean Higgins: You're crushing perfectly good vitamins to give to a cow?
Schuyler: That's right.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Malcolm in the Middle: Dinner Out (2000) See more »

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Now you see it, now you don't...
29 April 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

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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