Picks and Pans Review: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

UPDATED 02/20/1995 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 02/20/1995 at 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sat, Feb. 18, 8 p.m. ET)


In a fun, facile remake of the 1970 Disney comedy, Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains) plays a goof-off college student who becomes, literally, a computer brain. In this updated version from Walt Disney Television, Cameron is wired directly into the Internet. Instead of fleeing a gangster, as Kurt Russell did in the original, our hero is suspected of being a notorious hacker.

The film is most enjoyable for its cast. Cameron's slacker roommate is played by Andrew Woodworth, who bears a striking resemblance to the late Kurt Cobain. Dan Castellaneta has a wonderful cameo, spoofing Alex Trebek as the host of a College Bowl-like TV show. And Larry Miller reprises his role as a weaselly campus administrator from Necessary Roughness. Of course, no light comedy from Disney would be complete without Dean Jones, here as a scheming scoundrel from a rival university.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Bindi Irwin: Remembering My Dad
  • Adam Levine's Wedding Details!
  • James Garner: 1928-2014

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners