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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

At Medfield 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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Programmed for laughs! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ordinateur en folie 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 name of the television station was "WCBD-TV". See more »

Goofs

When asked to name the highest point in South America, Dexter says, "Aconagua" and gets the answer right. In reality the mountain is called, "Aconcagua" (note the added letter "c"). See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Computer Wore Menace Shoes (2000) See more »

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Written by Robert F. Brunner and Bruce Belland
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Enjoyable, watchable for adults as well as young people
1 October 2000 | by agentr63See all my reviews

I remember seeing this as a kid in the theatre, and saw it again for the first time in many years on cable recently. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it after all this time. Russell's performance is quite believable, despite the fantastic story line. Really good entertainment, and blows away much of the modern Disney entertainment provided these days, which is pretty nauseating.


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