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Dexter Riley is the protagonist of a trilogy of films, beginning with The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, followed by Now You See Him, Now You Don't and The Strongest Man in the World

He is a student at Medfield College who goes a series of acquiring various superpowers through bizarre, unlikely means. Every year, he has to help save the college from bankruptcy, through various means of scientific inventions or discoveries.

Appearances[]

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes[]

One night, he gets struck by lightning while installing a replacement computer part and becomes a human-computer able to absorb vast amounts of information and make incredibly fast calculations.

Now You See Him, Now You Don't[]

Dexter is working on a formula for invisibility, but can't crack it, until a lightning storm strikes the chemicals, creating a working invisibility serum.

The Strongest Man in the World[]

Dexter experiments with a serum to increase the size of a scrawny cow that mixes with a super vitamin experiment of Richard Schuyler's. This ends up resulting in the cow becoming a super milk producer and Dexter gaining super-strength after putting that milk in his cereal.

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995 film)[]

Following the same plot as the original, with updated modern technological references, the film is a remake starring Kirk Cameron as Dexter Riley.

Disney Parks[]

Journey Into Imagination With Figment[]

Dexter is first mentioned in the Epcot attraction when during the queue line, his name is called out by a secretary informing him he's left his tennis shoes in the computer lab. The riders later pass by the computer lab where his name is on a plaque outside, as well as his Medfield letterman jacket and tennis shoes being visible.

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Trivia[]

  • Dexter is one of the first live-action Disney characters to appear in more than one live-action Disney film even before the 1980s.
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