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Joseph L. McEveety (written by) &
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Release Date:
6 February 1975 (USA) See more »
The biggest dumb-bell on campus... and the secret formula got it off the ground!
Dexter Riley and his friends accidently discover a new chemical mixed with a cereal seems to give anyone temporary superhuman strength Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Watch the Opening Credits, Skip the Rest See more (13 total) »


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Kurt Russell ... Dexter Riley

Joe Flynn ... Dean Higgins

Eve Arden ... Harriet Crumply

Cesar Romero ... A.J. Arno

Phil Silvers ... Kirwood Krinkle

Dick Van Patten ... V.P. Harry Crumply

Harold Gould ... Regent Dietz

Michael McGreevey ... Richard Schuyler
Richard Bakalyan ... Cookie (as Dick Bakalyan)

William Schallert ... Prof. Quigley
Benson Fong ... Ah Fong

James Gregory ... Chief Blair
Ann Marshall ... Debbie (Student)
Don Carter ... Gilbert (Student)
Christina Anderson ... Cris (Student)

Paul Linke ... Peter 'Porky' Peterson

Jack David Walker ... Slither Roth
Melissa Caffey ... Melissa (Student)

John Debney ... John - Student
Derrel Maury ... Hector (Student)
Matthew Conway Dunn ... Matthew (Student)
Pat Fitzpatrick ... Pat (Student)

David R. Ellis ... David (Student) (as David Richard Ellis)

Larry J. Franco ... Larry (Student) (as Larry Franco)

Roy Roberts ... Mr. Roberts
Fritz Feld ... Uncle Frederick

Ronnie Schell ... Referee

Raymond Bailey ... Regent Burns
John Myhers ... Mr. Roscoe
James Brodhead ... Cousin Edward (as James E. Brodhead)

Dick Patterson ... Mr. Secretary
Irwin Charone ... Irwin
Roger Price ... Roger
Jack Bailey ... Jack
Larry Gelman ... Larry
Eric Brotherson ... Eric
Jonathan Daly ... TV Announcer

Kathleen Freeman ... Officer Hurley
Iggie Wolfington ... Mr. Becker

Ned Wertimer ... Mr. Parsons
Milton Frome ... Mr. Lufkin
Laurie Main ... Mr. Reedy
Mary Treen ... Mercedes
Eddie Quillan ... Mr. Willoughby
Jeff DeBenning ... Mr. Rogers
Henry Slate ... Mr. Slate
Byron Webster ... Mr. Webster

Burt Mustin ... Regent Appleby
Arthur Space ... Regent Shaw
Bill Zuckert ... Policeman
Larry J. Blake ... Pete

William Bakewell ... Professor

Art Metrano ... TV Color Man
Peter Renaday ... Reporter (as Pete Renoudet)
Lennie Weinrib ... State Coach
Danny Wells ... Drummer
James Beach ... TV Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis De Sales ... Regent (uncredited)
Barry Greenberg ... Elmer - Student (uncredited)
Jack Griffin ... Driving Cop (uncredited)
Harry Holcombe ... Regent (uncredited)
John Holland ... Regent (uncredited)

Gordon Jump ... Krinkle Krunch Executive (uncredited)
Jack Manning ... Krinkle Krunch Executive (uncredited)
Tyler McVey ... Regent (uncredited)
Jack Perkins ... School Security Guard (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Crumply Crunch Executive (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Crumply Crunch Executive (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Crumply Crunch Executive (uncredited)
Lomax Study ... Krinkle Krunch Executive (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincent McEveety 
Writing credits
Joseph L. McEveety (written by) &
Herman Groves (written by)

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... producer
Original Music by
Robert F. Brunner 
Cinematography by
Andrew Jackson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Jack Senter 
Set Decoration by
William F. Calvert  (as Bill Calvert)
Makeup Department
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist (as LaRue Matheron)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard Caffey .... unit manager (as Dick Caffey)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Caffey .... assistant director (as Dick Caffey)
Pat Kehoe .... second assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
Sound Department
George Ronconi .... sound mixer
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
John Ashby .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Other crew
Guy Deel .... title designer
Art Stevens .... title designer
Crew believed to be complete

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92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Canada:F (Ontario) | Portugal:M/6 | UK:U | USA:G
Filming Locations:

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Film debut of Ronnie Schell.See more »
Dean Higgins:I know he's been kidnapped. How do I know? Because he's been gone for the last three hours looking for his dog.
The Policewoman:Sir, a boy looking for his dog isn't so unusual.
Dean Higgins:It is when the dog got back two hours and forty-five minutes ago.
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8 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Watch the Opening Credits, Skip the Rest, 22 February 2005
Author: Cyrn from United States

Actually, the parts with Russell and Flynn are okay. The only actually good or inventive part of this flick is the Opening Credits in which a cartoon kid Dexter gets to live out what it'd be like to BE the Strongest Man in the World(catches King Kong after he falls from the Empire State Building, carries a large cruise ship,etc.). The rest of this is too cornily written with the lamest gags and SFX to bother with- even when one considers that it's a 70's Disney flick.

Sad to say, this proved to be Flynn's last film. He and Russell did the best any performer could have done with what they were given but that still doesn't make it worth looking for. Even for a time-filler after channel-surfing, it's ultimately not worth it.

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