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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995)

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 »

Director:

Peyton Reed

Writers:

Joseph L. McEveety (earlier screenplay), Joseph L. McEveety | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Dexter Riley
Larry Miller ... Dean Al Valentine
Jason Bernard ... Prof. Miles Quigley
Andrew Woodworth Andrew Woodworth ... Will Rafferty
Anne Tremko ... Sarah Matthews
Matthew McCurley Matthew McCurley ... Norwood Gills
Jeff Maynard Jeff Maynard ... Gozin
Charles Lane ... Regent Yarborough
Paul Dooley ... Sen. Thatch
Dan Castellaneta ... Alan Winsdale
Dean Jones ... Dean Webster Carlson
Christin Hinojosa ... Penelope
Eric Schaeffer ... Rich Prentiss
Jeff Garlin ... Agent Reese
Eddie Deezen ... Agent Tucker
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Datatrubbel See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Charles Lane. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dean Al Valentine: [after a dramatic pause. Dean Valentine pretends to be touched and cry] I think that's the most beautiful thing that you-
[Looks at the rest of his colleagues]
Dean Al Valentine: Do you love this man?
[Stops mocking now]
Dean Al Valentine: What's wrong with you? That's the problem with you teacher types, you know? You got your head in the closet. Not practical. Like you're little computer purchase.
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Connections

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

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Cute
16 July 2002 | by m.cordellSee 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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