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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi  -  18 February 1995 (USA)
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By accident, the content of a computer encyclopedia is transferred into the brain of Dexter Riley, a less than average college boy. Because of his newly acquired knowledge he competes in a ... See full summary »

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By accident, the content of a computer encyclopedia is transferred into the brain of Dexter Riley, a less than average college boy. Because of his newly acquired knowledge he competes in a quiz show between various universities, where he sweeps all the points. A wiz kid from another university finds out about his cheated wisdom and does everything to discredit Dexter. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Final film of Charles Lane. See more »

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The fire that burned Rome happened in 64 CE, not 54 as the movie indicates. See more »

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Remake of The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) See more »

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Cute
16 July 2002 | by (Teesside, England) – See all my reviews

OK so it's not a great movie by any means, but there's some fine performances from comedy heroes like Larry Miller and Dan Castellanetaetawotsit (yes the voice of Homer Simpson).

The film has particular resonance if you've ever attended a University considered not top of the league. All in all it's a cute movie, with cute performances and cute jokes, although that kid genius is very annoying (which is half the point I suppose).


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