The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1970)

90 mins | Comedy | 1970

Director:

Robert Butler

Producer:

Bill Anderson

Cinematographer:

Frank Phillips

Production Designer:

John Mansbridge

Production Company:

Walt Disney Productions
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod & writ
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
SOUND
Sd supv
Sd mix
Music ed
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
Main titles
SOURCES
SONGS
"The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes," music and lyrics by Robert F. Brunner and Bruce Belland.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 11 February 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Walt Disney Productions
Copyright Date:
3 October 1969
Copyright Number:
LP37331
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
90
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unbeknownst to the administrators of Medfield College, an interview during which Dean Higgins denies Professor Quigley a much-needed computer is broadcast to the assembled student body. Outraged by this refusal, the students persuade entrepreneur Arno to donate his old computer in lieu of the customary $20,000 contribution to the college. Arno is delighted, as the computer is worth considerably less than his usual donation. When student leader Dexter attempts to repair the machine, lightning strikes and he is instantly infused with the electronic brain's memory bank. Among its information is a chronicle of Arno's illegal gambling operations. Dexter's remarkable new knowledge endears him to Dean Higgins, who enrolls the student in a televised competition for $100,000. During the contest, however, the word "applejack" triggers an enumeration of Arno's illegal activities. Enraged, the gangster abducts the contestant, sequestering Dexter at his country estate. Disguised as house painters, Dexter's classmates paint the stately mansion orange and green. While so doing, they rescue the student, dropping the trunk in which he is locked two stories into a waiting truck. The fall destroys Dexter's memory bank. Returned to the contest, Dexter is unable to respond to the key question, which is answered correctly by a slow-witted associate, who thereby wins for Medfield the ... +


Unbeknownst to the administrators of Medfield College, an interview during which Dean Higgins denies Professor Quigley a much-needed computer is broadcast to the assembled student body. Outraged by this refusal, the students persuade entrepreneur Arno to donate his old computer in lieu of the customary $20,000 contribution to the college. Arno is delighted, as the computer is worth considerably less than his usual donation. When student leader Dexter attempts to repair the machine, lightning strikes and he is instantly infused with the electronic brain's memory bank. Among its information is a chronicle of Arno's illegal gambling operations. Dexter's remarkable new knowledge endears him to Dean Higgins, who enrolls the student in a televised competition for $100,000. During the contest, however, the word "applejack" triggers an enumeration of Arno's illegal activities. Enraged, the gangster abducts the contestant, sequestering Dexter at his country estate. Disguised as house painters, Dexter's classmates paint the stately mansion orange and green. While so doing, they rescue the student, dropping the trunk in which he is locked two stories into a waiting truck. The fall destroys Dexter's memory bank. Returned to the contest, Dexter is unable to respond to the key question, which is answered correctly by a slow-witted associate, who thereby wins for Medfield the $100,000. +

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