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Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)

Now You See Him, Now You Don't





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If anyone is interested in seeing what Kurt Russell used to do before transforming into Snake Plissken in Escape From New York, they can look no further than this labored Disney slapstick marzipan sequel to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. Kurt Russell, once again, is Dexter Riley, a science major at Medfield College, who, along with fellow science majors Schuyler (Michael McGreevey) and Debbie (Joyce Menges), concocts an invisibility spray. A gang of thieves, headed by A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero), want to get a hold of the formula to use in a bank robbery. The kids find themselves the prey of the crooks, as the bad guys attempt to get the spray. Meanwhile, Dexter employs the spray at a golf tournament, much to the surprise of apoplectic college president Higgins (Joe Flynn). But before Higgins can spout out "Wha? Wha? Wha?,." Arno continues onward with the chase for Dexter and the invisibility spray. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joseph L. McEveety
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 5, 2005
Buena Vista


Kurt Russell
as Dexter Riley
Michael McGreevey
as Richard Schuyler
Cesar Romero
as A.J. Arno
Joe Flynn
as Dean Higgins
Jim Backus
as Timothy Forsythe
William Windom
as Prof. Lufkin
Joyce Menges
as Debbie Dawson
Dave Hill
as Himself
Alan Hewitt
as Dean Collingsgood
Kelly Thordsen
as Sgt. Cassidy
Pat Delaney
as Secretary
Frank Aletter
as TV Announcer
Dave Willock
as Mr. Burns
Billy Casper
as Professional Golfer
Edward Andrews
as Mr. Sampson
Jack Bender
as Slither Roth
Mike Evans
as Henry Fathington
Paul L. Smith
as Road-Block Officer
Billy Casper
as Professional Golfer
Paul Smith
as Road-Block Officer
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Critic Reviews for Now You See Him, Now You Don't

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

June 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Now You See Him, Now You Don't

A comical story about a college attempting to make a scientific break through finance another year of there school.

The movie is funny, I personally enjoyed seeing Kurt Russel in a different type of film, it's a typical disney flick that is obviously predictable from the opening credits until "The End". For a movie that came out in 1972 the special effect's are amazing!

It's a good family flick, and something to watch while your bored, or if you have never seen it prior. I personally would not watch it more then once or twice but it's worth a peak or two and a good one for the children, even with it's age.

Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer


Interesting collection of 70's flavor.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


The last of the Disney's Dexter Riley Trilogy of mad science flicks it's a lot of goofy fun as Kurt Russell and his his misfit bunch of science nerds have to save the College again from a gang of mobsters.

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