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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Summary:

Some college students manage to persuade the town’s big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a computer; now he remembers everything he reads. Unfortunately, he also remembers information which was in the computer’s memory, like the illegal business Arno is involved in.

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Original posters for The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1972), and The Strongest Man in the World, (1975), a trilogy of Disney films about wacky college shenanigans that starred Kurt Russell. The best kind of wacky college shenanigans.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes was one of several films made by Disney using the setting of Medfield College, first used in the 1961 Disney film The Absent-Minded Professor and its sequel Son of FlubberNow You See Him Now You Don’t and The Strongest Man in the World, both sequels to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, were also set at Medfield.

Episode 5 - The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

Be careful not to get any orange paint on that fancy ascot of yours! This time, the guys take a look the feather-light Disney sci-fi comedy The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, which stars an 18-year-old Kurt Russell. Also, Derek and Juan trade both punch-up ideas for this movie and really lame computer-based James Bond puns.

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