The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes [DVD] [1969]

Another Disney comedy romp, taking place at the ubiquitous Medfield College. The plot kicks in when an interview in which Professor Quigley (William Schallert) is denied a much-needed computer by apoplectic college president Dean Higgins (Joe Flynn) is broadcast to a student assembly. In order to help Quigley, the students convince the rich college benefactor A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) to donate a computer to the school, instead of his usual $20,000 contribution. When Dexter (Kurt Russell), the student leader, attempts to repair the computer, the machine is struck by lightning, transforming Dexter into a human being with the hard-drive of a computer. Since the computer memory is now in Dexter's brain, Dexter now has information on his human memory chip about Arno's illegal gambling operations. When Dean Higgins puts Dexter on a televised competition for $100,000 to benefit the college, every time the word "applejack" comes up during the game show, it triggers Dexter to regurgitate a run-down of Arno's illegal activities. In order to stop Dexter from exposing him, Arno kidnaps Dexter and hides him at his country estate. Dressing up as housepainters, Dexter's classmates come to Arno's mansion to rescue Dexter.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Dolby Digital Mono sound
  • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
This film is another Disney comedy romp that takes place at the ubiquitous Medfield College. The plot kicks in when an interview, in which Professor Quigley (William Schallert) is denied a much-needed computer by apoplectic college president Dean Higgins (Joe Flynn), is broadcast to a student assembly. In order to help Quigley, the students convince rich college benefactor A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) to donate a computer to the school instead of his usual 20,000-dollar contribution. Dexter (Kurt Russell), the student leader, attempts to repair the computer, but the machine is struck by lightning and transforms Dexter into a human being with the hard drive of the computer. Since the computer's memory is now in Dexter's brain, he now has information on his human memory chip about Arno's illegal gambling operations. When Dean Higgins puts Dexter on a televised competition for a prize of 100,000 dollars to benefit the college, every time the word "applejack" comes up during the game show, it triggers Dexter to regurgitate a rundown of Arno's illegal activities. In order to stop Dexter from exposing him, Arno kidnaps Dexter and hides him at his country estate. Dressing up as housepainters, Dexter's classmates come to Arno's mansion to rescue him. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kurt Russell
    Kurt Russell - Dexter
  • Cesar Romero
    Cesar Romero - A.J. Arno
  • Joe Flynn
    Joe Flynn - Dean Higgins
  • William Schallert
    William Schallert - Prof. Quigley
  • Alan Hewitt
    Alan Hewitt - Dean Collingswood
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