The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

1969

Action / Comedy / Family / Sci-Fi

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 4120

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Cast

Kurt Russell as Dexter
David Canary as Mr. Walski
Frank Welker as Henry Fathington
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701.31 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
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1.24 GB
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English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 2 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by cricketbat 4 / 10

I should have left this in my memory

The years have not been kind to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. The plot and the tech in this movie are laughable, and not in a good way. I remember liking this movie back in the day, but I should have left it in the past where it belongs.

Reviewed by utgard14 7 / 10

"Sliver? A man with a name like that has no business in a college..."

College student Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) is electrocuted while trying to fix a computer donated to his college by gangster A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero). Something happens in the accident that causes Dexter's brain to download all of the data from the computer. He becomes famous as the smartest person in the world and tries to use his newfound super intelligence to help his financially struggling college defeat their rivals in a quiz tournament. When the villainous Arno realizes Dexter has records of his criminal activities locked in his brain, he sends some thugs to make sure Dexter doesn't have a chance to tell anything he knows.

The first in Disney's enjoyable Dexter Riley trilogy starring Kurt Russell with a fine cast including Cesar Romero, William Schallert, and Joe Flynn. These were all family-friendly movies that were lots of fun. Yeah they're pretty corny and silly but in a good way. An example of how silly it is would be when they examine Dexter's eyes and see circuit boards. Then they perform an X-ray of his head and see images of what he's thinking about. The first movie in the trilogy is probably the best but all are good fun. Love that groovy theme song. Possibly the first (only?) Disney movie to feature a reference to Playboy magazine

Reviewed by moonspinner55 3 / 10

Disney trades in Merlin Jones for Dexter Riley

Having had great success with their campus kook comedies "The Misadventures of Merlin Jones" and "The Monkey's Uncle" in the mid-1960s, Disney couldn't pass up the opportunity to continue their formula, now with Kurt Russell's Dexter Riley replacing Tommy Kirk's Merlin Jones. Small town college, eager to keep up with the times, accepts the donation of a (very large) computer from the local big shot--who then forfeits his usual $20,000 annual gift to the school, telegraphing us that he's a rat. Goof-off student Dexter is electrocuted after touching the computer wires with his sneakers in a puddle, thus giving him a computerized brain. Since Dexter isn't really a medical marvel--just the victim of an unusual circumstance--his winning at gambling and against other universities in a College of Knowledge face-off doesn't seem fair. Mathematicians test Dexter's brain and are amazed, while the dean of the school smiles like a shark on the sidelines--everyone is either corrupt or being duped. Family film is poorly made and in gloppy color, but kids in 1969 didn't notice or care. Russell returned as Dexter in 1972's "Now You See Him, Now You Don't" and in 1975's "The Strongest Man in the World". *1/2 from ****

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