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The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

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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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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6 February 1975 (USA)  »

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A világ legerősebb embere  »

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Final film of Joe Flynn. He died of a heart attack a year before it 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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Follows The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) See more »

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"Have you ever had a corn?"
23 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The third in Disney's Dexter Riley trilogy starring Kurt Russell. This time college student Dexter accidentally creates a formula that, when mixed with a vitamin cereal, gives him temporary super strength. Since the school is once again in financial trouble, Dexter and friends decide to use the formula to help out. How they do this is silly. It involves a weightlifting contest and a cereal company rivalry. Villainous A.J. Arno (Caesar Romero) from the previous films also returns, up to no good as usual. Russell's good and the series regulars like Romero and Joe Flynn are lots of fun. This would be Flynn's last movie. Nice support this time from Phil Silvers, Dick Van Patten, and the always cool Eve Arden. Pleasant, likable family comedy. It's corny but fun.


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