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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

At Medville College, an accident with a donated computer gives Dexter Riley the ability to remember any knowledge learned instantly and perfectly.

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Robert Butler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Dexter
Cesar Romero ... A.J. Arno
Joe Flynn ... Dean Higgins
William Schallert ... Professor Quigley
Alan Hewitt ... Dean Collingsgood
Richard Bakalyan ... Chillie Walsh
Debbie Paine ... Annie
Frank Webb ... Pete Oatzel
Michael McGreevey ... R. Schuyler
Jon Provost ... Bradley
Frank Welker ... Henry Fathington
Alexander Clarke Alexander Clarke ... Myles Miller
Bing Russell ... Angelo
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Moderator (as Pat Harrington)
Fabian Dean Fabian Dean ... Little Mac
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Storyline

Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a computer; now he remembers everything he reads. Unfortunately, he also remembers information which was in the computer's memory, like the illegal business Arno is involved in. Written by Krister Walfridsson <cato@df.lth.se>

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Taglines:

A college sophomore crosses wires with a computer...and electrifies the establishment! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ordinateur en folie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The nickname of Lieutenant Charles Hannah (Peter Renaday) was "Charlie". See more »

Goofs

During the TV College Bowl Dexter answers that the capital of Pakistan is Rawalpindi. While the movie came out in 1969, the capital moved to Islamabad in 1967. See more »

Quotes

Dean Higgins: Oh, you don't know him. You don't know him at all! The man is ruthless! He gets all that taxpayers' money, and still he's ruthless!
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Connections

Followed by The Strongest Man in the World (1975) See more »

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Written by Robert F. Brunner and Bruce Belland
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The Enduring Image- Cesar Romero Covered In Red Paint
4 April 2001 | by de_niro_2001See all my reviews

When this film came out the clip that was always shown on TV was Cesar Romero and his henchmen chasing the kids in a beach buggy and they spray red paint on him as he points a gun at them so that it goes over the windshield as well as Mr Romero and his henchman loses control and crashes into a haystack. A cow moos at Mr Romero after the crash and he says "Ah, shaddap". I wonder how many bottles of paint remover he used in cleaning himself up.


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