|The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes|
|Based on||the feature film written by Joseph L. McEveety|
|Written by||Joseph L. McEveety and Ryan Rowe|
|Directed by||Peyton Reed|
|Music by||Philip Giffin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||George Zaloom|
|Producer||Joseph B Wallenstein|
|Production location||Los Angeles|
|Running time||87 minutes|
|Production company||Walt Disney Television|
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Original release||February 18, 1995|
|Preceded by||The Shaggy Dog|
|Followed by||Escape to Witch Mountain|
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes is a 1995 American made-for-television science fiction comedy film and a remake of the 1969 film of the same name produced by Walt Disney Television which premiered on February 18, 1995 as an ABC Family Movie. It is the second in a series of four remakes of Disney live-action films produced for broadcast on ABC during the 1994–95 television season, the other three being The Shaggy Dog, Escape to Witch Mountain, and Freaky Friday.
Directed by Peyton Reed in his directorial debut, it stars Kirk Cameron in the lead role of Dexter Riley, a boy who becomes an instant genius, wired directly into the Internet. The film also co-stars Larry Miller and Dean Jones plays the role of an evil dean from a competing school.
- Kirk Cameron as Dexter Riley
- Larry Miller as Dean Al Valentine
- Jason Bernard as Professor Miles Quigley
- Andrew Woodworth as Will Rafferty
- Anne Marie Tremko as Sarah Matthews
- Mathew McCurley as Norwood Gill
- Jeff Maynard as Gozin
- Charles Lane as Regent Yarborough
- Paul Dooley as Senator Thatch
- with Dan Castellaneta as Alan Winsdale
- and Dean Jones as Dean Webster Carlson
Cast as listed in end credits
- Christin Hinojosa as Penelope
- Eric Schaeffer as Rich Prentiss
- Jeff Garlin as Agent Reese
- Eddie Deezen as Agent Tucker
- Norris Young as Rathouser # 7
- John Wesley as Dr. Freeman
- Sean Gavigan as Prof. Knowlton
- Janet Rotblatt as Prof. Goldstein
- Adrian Ricard as Mrs. Weaver
- Joe Minjares as Brazilian
- Iqbal Theba as Sri Lankan
- Darshanie Bruite as Princess Ahmiri
- John Petlock as Maitre'D
- Paul Barselou as Regent Mears
- Frank Bausmith as Gent
- Renee Ridgeley as Mother
- Josh Wolford as Boy
- Lelia Goldoni as Hale Club Woman
- Jeffrey Lampert as Stage Manager
- Peyton Reed as Policeman
- Julia Sweeney (television reporter)
Variety gave the film a moderately positive review, calling it an "utterly silly yarn" that "lacks the zaniness of the original", and complimented Larry Miller's performance. People gave it a B+ rating and called it a "fun, facile remake" with a good cast.
- Barbara De Witt, "For New Role, Cameron Puts Shoes On", Los Angeles Daily News, February 7, 1995 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Susan King, "Retro : Mr. Jones: No Longer Mr. Nice Guy", Los Angeles Times, February 12, 1995.
- John P. McCarthy, "Review: 'The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes'", Variety, February 15, 1995.
- David Hiltbrand, "Picks and Pans Review: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes", People, February 20, 1995.