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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The "campus" shown outside the window of the Dean's office is actually a photograph of buildings in the Walt Disney Studios. This very same backdrop was used during the run of the "Disneyland" television show for scenes shot on the set that served as Walt Disney's "office" when he hosted segments of the program. One oddity is that the building seen in the backdrop was actually the one that housed the real location of Walt's office. See more »

Goofs

The very last question in the $100,000 knowledge contest asked the name of the Midwest city that is in the area known as the "geographic center of the U.S." Medfield answered Lebanon, KS and won the contest. However, that answer is incorrect because of the way the question was phrased. Lebanon, KS is the geographic center of the 48 states, not the U.S. The official markers there are worded that way. The center of the U.S. is a site in South Dakota about 20 miles north of Belle Fourche. There is a USGS benchmark on the spot which moved from Lebanon, KS in 1959 after Alaska and Hawaii became states, 10 years before this movie came out. See more »

Quotes

Dean Higgins: Don't you worm me, you worm!
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Connections

Remade as The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995) See more »

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Written by Robert F. Brunner and Bruce Belland
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Better than the thing but worse than Soldier
2 July 2000 | by Øystein-3See all my reviews

This isn't such a bad movie with Kurt Russel doing quite a good performance and the plot is extremely original.

But I don't want to spoil the fun go rent it or buy it is surely worth the run for it's money


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