The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Downloadable Video - 1969
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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!
Publisher: [United States]: Walt Disney Pictures , 1969.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sd., col.
video file


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Sep 16, 2015

What do you get when you combine crazy science experiments with a group of fun-loving college students and a rather overbearing Dean? A comical situation that only Dexter Riley and the gang could be apart of. This film will be enjoyed by all ages. Families are sure to laugh their tennis shoes off.

Nov 20, 2008

Watchable (Fair): Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The (1969) **½ starring Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn (McHale’s Navy) and Cesar Romero (The Joker from The Batman series of the 60’s) – This is the first of three Dexter Reilly Disney comedies. Dexter obtains incredible knowledge after being electrocuted by a faulty wire in the school’s computer. The computer downloads all its data into Reilly’s head making him super smart. As always, there’s the criminal element, which is where Cesar Romero comes in – his secret criminal locations were all in the computer and now find themselves in Reilly’s head. The film’s interest lies solely on nostalgia – seeing the fashions of the kids when I was growing up; the computer that took a room to contain; the comical Joe Flynn. The film lost me when the doctors examine Reilly’s brain and see, yes see, computer lights and tape. Huh? No bother, watch this one with your kids – they and you may get a kick out of it. Last comment – have you ever wondered why Disney real-life action films always sounded as if they were in a tunnel. If anyone knows, please write. This film is followed by “Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1972)” and “The Strongest Man in the World (1975)”.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
Apr 17, 2019

laurenn812 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top