The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) - IMDb
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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.

Director:

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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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

Although the character is known as Dexter "Riley," all onscreen spellings of his name in this film are "Reilly". See more »

Quotes

Dean Higgins: Don't you worm me, you worm!
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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Written by Robert F. Brunner and Bruce Belland
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Oh, the 60s...
18 December 2018 | by TheOneThatYouWantedSee all my reviews

Classic Disney camp. I must admit, I watched this as a background film. From what I did watch of it, I was not blown away. But hey, at least it has a cool title.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$728,653
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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