The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)




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Dexter (Kurt Russell) is an under-achieving college student who is involved in an electrical accident with a computer. The mishap leaves him with the complete recall of the computer database. Professor Quigley (William Shallert) tests Dexter and proclaims him to be gifted, and Dean Higgins (Joe Flynn) is the skeptical scholar who is eventually convinced of Dexter's abilities. Gangster A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) discovers Dexter has knowledge of his crime syndicate books and tries to silence the student. Dean Collingswood (Alan Hewitt) is the jealous rival who tries to steal Dexter for his own college in this amusing family comedy from Walt Disney studios. This film lead to a sequel and later a television program.
Classics , Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Walt Disney Productions

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Kurt Russell
as Dexter
Cesar Romero
as A.J. Arno
Joe Flynn
as Dean Higgins
William Schallert
as Prof. Quigley
Alan Hewitt
as Dean Collingsgood
Richard Bakalyan
as Chillie Walsh
Frank Webb
as Pete
Pete L. Renoudet
as Lt. Hannah
Jon Provost
as Bradley
Alex Clarke
as Myles
Bing Russell
as Angelo
Fabian Dean
as Little Mac
Fritz Feld
as Sigmund Van Dyke
Peter Renaday
as Lt. Hannah
Howard Culver
as Moderator
Ed Begley Jr.
as Student
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Critic Reviews for The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

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The Walt Disney Production family picture is as pedestrian as its title.

Full Review… | October 20, 2010
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Audience Reviews for The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes


I saw this on TV when I was a kid and I really don't remember it, I'd like to see it again sometime, it has an interesting cast, but I remember it being pretty good.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Great Disney fun with Kurt Russell as Dexter Riley in his first outing. When Dexter gets zapped while holding a computer he downloads the computer into his brain resulting in everyone wanting him to help them. A family film that is lots of fun.

Tim Meyers
Tim Meyers

Wow I have never thought about this movie until i just saw this now. Its very unimportant, but mildly entertaining.

Nathan Litton
Nathan Litton

Super Reviewer

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