14-year-old computer genius Rudy Gatewick falls heir to leadership of the high-tech conglomerate, Zenda, Inc. when his father suddenly dies. This is particularly bad news for Rudy's scheming uncle, Michael Gatewick, who immediately starts plotting to take over the company. Ready to stop at nothing, the unscrupulous Michael promptly hires three thugs to kidnap Rudy in order to manipulate events at the crucial upcoming stockholders' meeting Meanwhile, Professor Wooley and Colonel Zapf, Zenda executives and Rudy's protectors, are forced to keep the abduction under wraps in order to safeguard the boy's life. While hosting a Zenda-sponsored baseball league playoff, they make an astonishing discovery. a young batter, Oliver Gillis, is a dead ringer for the missing Rudy. In an attempt to buy time before the stockholders' meeting, they plead with Oliver to take Rudy's place. Reluctant to desert his team just before an important game, Oliver is ultimately persuaded by the promise of a job for ...
Did You Know?
The lunch box that Professor Wooley hands to Rudy/Oliver inside the limousine bears a Star Trek title and also a photo of William Shatner as Captain Kirk. William Shatner plays this movie's bad guy "Michael Galewick". Also there are other Star Trek items in the film: Federation badge logo on pajamas and an Enterprise shaped telephone. See more
Version of The Prisoner of Zenda