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The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

Dexter Riley and his friends accidently discover a new chemical mixed with a cereal seems to give anyone temporary superhuman strength

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Vincent McEveety
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Dexter Riley
Joe Flynn ... Dean Higgins
Eve Arden ... Harriet Crumply
Cesar Romero ... A.J. Arno
Phil Silvers ... Kirwood Krinkle
Dick Van Patten ... V.P. Harry Crumply
Harold Gould ... Regent Dietz
Michael McGreevey ... Richard Schuyler
Richard Bakalyan ... Cookie (as Dick Bakalyan)
William Schallert ... Prof. Quigley
Benson Fong ... Ah Fong
James Gregory ... Chief Blair
Ann Marshall ... Debbie (Student)
Don Carter Don Carter ... Gilbert (Student)
Christina Anderson Christina Anderson ... Cris (Student)
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Storyline

A school laboratory accident mixes one student's vitamin cereal mix with Dexter Riley's chemical experiment. When the kids decide to dispose of the mess to their neighbor's cow, they learn that the cereal gave the cow the super-strength to give a massively vast supply of milk. When they try it out on themselves, they discover that the stuff gives any human superhuman strength for a few minutes. The school sees this as the thing needed to save their school from closure, as the Dean makes a deal with his relative who owns the company that makes the cereal for financial support, unaware that it was Dexter's chemical which was solely responsible for the strength. When her competitor learn of this deal, he hires two criminals to stop it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The Biggest Laff-Lifter of the Year! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A világ legerősebb embere See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Ronnie Schell. See more »

Goofs

In the very last scene, Phil SIlvers does a karate chop on the cereal table at the weight contest. A split second before he "chops" the table, he turns his hand downward and instead slaps the table. They try to hide this with a cereal box, but you can still see the error. See more »

Quotes

Dean Higgins: I *know* he's on his way but so's Christmas
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Crazy Credits

After Dexter Riley lifted the 1111 pound barbell, as Medfield College defeated State College Phil Silvers's character, Kirwood Krinkle, left the Medfield team celebrating and in another room he tried a karate chop on a metal statue. As soon as his hand hits the statue, filming stops. Then he appears in extreme pain, mouth wide open as if screaming OUCH! With his open mouth and still photograph, the words "The End" appear, after which the closing credits begin. See more »

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Referenced in Soldier (1998) See more »

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Dexter Graduates
28 November 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Kurt Russell for the third and last time plays Dexter Riley in the Disney Studio's film The Strongest Man In The World. I presume that he finally graduated from Medfield College and Dean Joe Flynn's life got a whole lot less interesting.

Actually Russell was trying very hard to break free from the Disney image and I would say he's succeeded rather nicely. Although he did make a recent return to the studio for Sky High.

In this final film as Riley, Kurt Russell once again in the laboratory stumbles on a formula for superstrength. At first he and his fellow student scientists think it went into Michael McGreevey's breakfast cereal and that starts a whole industrial espionage war between the Krumbly and Krinkly cereal dynasties as personified by Eve Arden and Phil Silvers. Arden has a traitor in the ranks in the person of Dick Van Patten and he enlists Russell perennial foe Cesar Romero for some nefarious activities.

And once again the Magic Kingdom makes Medfield College completely oblivious to the outside world. Well at least student protest and the Vietnam War were over by this time so who would notice?

The Strongest Man In The World still contains the amusement value of its predecessors.


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