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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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Regent Dietz
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Cookie (as Dick Bakalyan)
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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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A világ legerősebb embere  »

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Final film for actors Joe Flynn,Raymond Bailey & Roy Roberts. Flynn died of a heart attack a year before this film was released, Bailey & Roberts lived long enough to see the film. See more »

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Mercedes: Professor Quigley's here to pick up his severence check.
Dean Higgins: Professor Quigley, hmm? Well you inform Professor Quigley that we don't give out severence checks anymore.
Dean Higgins: But we always give out severance checks.
Dean Higgins: Well, we don't anymore! We just ran out of money!
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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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Dexter Graduates
28 November 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Kurt Russell for the third and last time plays Dexter Riley in the Disney Studio's film The Strongest Man In The World. I presume that he finally graduated from Medfield College and Dean Joe Flynn's life got a whole lot less interesting.

Actually Russell was trying very hard to break free from the Disney image and I would say he's succeeded rather nicely. Although he did make a recent return to the studio for Sky High.

In this final film as Riley, Kurt Russell once again in the laboratory stumbles on a formula for superstrength. At first he and his fellow student scientists think it went into Michael McGreevey's breakfast cereal and that starts a whole industrial espionage war between the Krumbly and Krinkly cereal dynasties as personified by Eve Arden and Phil Silvers. Arden has a traitor in the ranks in the person of Dick Van Patten and he enlists Russell perennial foe Cesar Romero for some nefarious activities.

And once again the Magic Kingdom makes Medfield College completely oblivious to the outside world. Well at least student protest and the Vietnam War were over by this time so who would notice?

The Strongest Man In The World still contains the amusement value of its predecessors.


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