Strongest Man in the World, The (1975)
Front Cover Actor
Kurt Russell Dexter Riley
Joe Flynn Dean Higgins
Eve Arden Harriet
Cesar Romero A.J. Arno
Phil Silvers Krinkle
Dick Van Patten Harry
Harold Gould Dietz
Michael McGreevey Schuyler
Richard Bakalyan Cookie (as Dick Bakalyan)
William Schallert Professor Quigley
Dick Patterson Mr. Secretary
Dick Bakalyan Cookie
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Family; Fantasy
Director Vincent McEveety
Producer Bill Anderson
Writer Joseph L. McEveety; Herman Groves
Studio WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO; Walt Disney Video
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 1 hr 32 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Once again Dexter Riley (a young Kurt Russell) and his science lab pals astound and confound Medfield College's head dean when their latest concoction might either save the struggling institution from bankruptcy or get the top-level staff fired. In this third of the four Medfield films, Riley accidentally ingests a vitamin compound that gives him superhuman strength, leading to sponsorship by a cereal company and possible defeat of a rival university in a weightlifting contest. Although today Medfield's team would be disqualified for drug use, in this pre-steroid scandal picture it's the scheming adults who are the bad guys. Thanks to a Medfield Board of Directors traitor (an amusingly villainous Dick Van Patten), the competing sponsor sends a couple of bungling burglars (one played by Cesar Romero) to steal the formula. Kidnapping, hypnosis, and a down-to-the-wire weightlifting finale mark this 92-minute, G-rated film, which is short on subtlety but long on wholesomeness. Kids as young as 4 will enjoy the weightlifting and burglary antics, but the school politics and corporate warfare subplots will lose them temporarily. --Kimberly Heinrichs
Personal Details
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Index 1387
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/30/04
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 786936234046
Chapters
Release Date 5/4/04
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color