The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes


Action / Comedy / Family / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 3558


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Kurt Russell as Dexter
David Canary as Mr. Walski
Frank Welker as Henry Fathington
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Movie Reviews

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 ****

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

introducing Dexter Riley

Dean Higgins refuses to buy a computer and would rather suspend various students. Businessman A. J. Arno donates a computer but then withholds the yearly contribution of $20k. Student friendly Professor Quigley needs a part to repair the computer. Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) uses the part and gets electrocuted. His brain turns into a computer and he becomes the smartest guy in the world. Unbeknownst to him, he also downloaded locations of Arno's crooked enterprises protected by the password Applejack.

This is noteworthy for introducing Dexter Riley and his light Disney adventures. I prefer the second movie "Now You See Him, Now You Don't" much more. This is not that funny. The adventure is a little flat. A human computer could be more fun. Russell was a young rising star and his theatrical presence is quite magnetic. It was probably fun for kids back in the day but it has become dated.

Reviewed by one-nine-eighty 6 / 10

(BEEP) Applejack (BEEP) Kurt VS Cesar (BEEP) End of Line.

This film comes from an era when Disney made good live action movies for the whole family to watch, I remember these movies fondly from my childhood so I was delighted to get a copy of this film to reminisce. Starring Kurt Russell as a college student this film boasts a massive cast of film and TV legends including Cesar Romero (The Joker from the Batman TV series), Joe Flynn (The Love Bug), William Schallert (practically every TV series - check out his bio) and even Pat Harrington Jr (appeared in loads and loads). At this time in the studios history Kurt Russell was the all American kid that they wanted in everything and this is one of 3 films where he plays Dexter Riley ("Now you see him, Now you don't" 1972, "The Strongest Man in the World" 1975). Before I tell you about the film bear in mind that this film was put out in 1969 when computers where the size of HGV's, telephones where all landlines, and kid's with spirit could accomplish anything. By today's standards this film is extremely dated but if you are able to suspend your disbelief for 91 minutes and not question the inaccuracies and goofs then you might find yourself enjoying this, probably more so than the 1995 TV Movie remake!!!

Dexter attends Medfield College which isn't as lavish as other colleges in the state. Dexter and his gang persuade a local business man - A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero), to donate a computer to the college. Unfortunately not everything is as it seems as A.J. is a crook in his spare-time and he used to use the computer to handle his gambling houses. One night at college Dexter is involved in an accident with the computer which results with him getting the brain of a computer (the scientific tests performed on him to prove this are hilariously camp). Soon enough everyone wants a piece of the amazing Dexter, he practically tours the country doing everything from presidential tours to watching space rockets take flight. A.J. Arno wants a piece of this and tries to get Dexter for himself, as do the dean's of various colleges including his own. A.J. kidnaps Dexter the night before a University Challenge style quiz which carries a purse of $100,000, this means it's up to Dexter's friends to rescue him. Can they rescue him in time, will the police believe them, will Dexter be able to win the quiz show?

OK so maybe some of the general knowledge questions/answers aren't accurate, nor is the medical exam, but who cares, this was made in the swinging 60's, it's full of colour, it's cheesy and it's totally harmless while being entertaining. If a VW beetle can have feelings and friends ('Herby' "The Love Bug") then Kurt Russell can play a kid who gets the brain of a computer after being electrocuted when in reality he should have died. 6 out of 10 from me, fun, colourful and cheesy.

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