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Now You Don't Now You See Him

Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) Movie Poster
  •  USA  •    •  88m  •    •  Directed by: Robert Butler.  •  Starring: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus, William Windom, Michael McGreevey, Richard Bakalyan, Joyce Menges, Alan Hewitt, Kelly Thordsen, Bing Russell, George O'Hanlon, John Myhers.  •  Music by: Robert F. Brunner.
       If anyone is interested in seeing what Kurt Russell used to do before transforming into Snake Plissken in Escape From New York, they can look no further than this labored Disney slapstick marzipan sequel to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. Kurt Russell, once again, is Dexter Riley, a science major at Medfield College, who, along with fellow science majors Schuyler and Debbie, concocts an invisibility spray. A gang of thieves, headed by A.J. Arno, want to get a hold of the formula to use in a bank robbery. The kids find themselves the prey of the crooks, as the bad guys attempt to get the spray. Meanwhile, Dexter employs the spray at a golf tournament, much to the surprise of apoplectic college president Higgins. But before Higgins can spout out "Wha? Wha? Wha?,." Arno continues onward with the chase for Dexter and the invisibility spray.

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Image from: Now You See Him, Now You Don
Image from: Now You See Him, Now You Don
Image from: Now You See Him, Now You Don
Image from: Now You See Him, Now You Don
Image from: Now You See Him, Now You Don
Image from: Now You See Him, Now You Don
Image from: Now You See Him, Now You Don
College dean Higgins (Joe Flynn) is trying to cut the chemistry department budget. He dismisses all the science being done by the students. A lightning strike hits the lab. The next day, Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) checks the damaged experiments and discovers an invisibility liquid. He shows his friends Richard Schuyler and Debbie Dawson. Crooked investor A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) has bought up the college's mortgage. The Dean is clueless but the three friends suspect Arno has nefarious motives.

This is the second of the Dexter Riley movies from Disney. It is charming family fun. There is an endearing innocence about these movies. Baby-faced Kurt Russell is great. I also love the pre-CGI special effects. As a kid, I was engrossed by them. As an adult, I am enchanted by them. The story is silly but that's also part of the charm.


Review by SnoopyStyle
from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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