After a strange encounter with the new college computer, half-wit student Dexter Riley (Russell) is transformed into a genius. The only problem is that now he knows too much, including information about shady business deals involving the town's biggest businessman. A classic family film from Disney.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell), a handsome but bumbling Medfield College student, accidentally becomes The Computer Who Knew Too Much when he is effortlessly transformed from half-wit to genius in an electriyfing computer mishap. Gamblers, gangsters, and greedy college deans are quick to fight for control of his computer-like brain ... especially when Dexter nonchalantly starts blabbing the syndicate's secrets! A riotous comedy, programmed for hours of laughter and fun!
An electrical accident in Medfield College's new computer system shocks dim-but-cuddly undergraduate Dexter Riley into instant genius. The original owner, notorious criminal A.J. Arno, had vital racketeering numbers in the computer, all of which have found their way into Dexter's brain. Not only is Dexter smarter, but he knows all the criminal's secrets. First of three campus comedies starring the young Russell - followed by Now You See Him, Now You Don't and The World's Strongest Man.
Campus Life |
Family (General) |
Color by Technicolor.
Film directorial debut for tv director Robert Butler.