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The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

Kurt Russell , Joe Flynn , Vincent McEveety  |  G |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero, Phil Silvers
  • Directors: Vincent McEveety
  • Writers: Joseph L. McEveety, Herman Groves
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 4, 2004
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DZTN4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,170 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Strongest Man in the World" on IMDb

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Medfield College science major Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) and his classmates have been working on a new vitamin compound when a lab accident creates a supercharged mix that ends up in Dexter's cereal box! After breakfast the next morning, Dexter is transformed, possessing a superhuman strength that levels lampposts and destroys doorknobs. The powerful formula comes to the attention of the college dean and two rival cereal companies, touching off a hilarious chain of events. Ultimate control of the moneymaking formula rides on a weight lifting match between the pitifully small Medfield team and the superior State challengers. It's a mixture of fun, comedy, and adventure that will have everyone exploding with laughter!

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Over-the-top cornball, good-clean-fun! July 23, 2005
By Don F.
Format:DVD
Forgetting the Disney corporate and technical criticism, the movie itself is thoroughly entertaining, good clean fun. It's full of great character actors from the 60's and 70's including a hilarious Joe Flynn. The movie is full of over-the-top cornball fun and thankfully it's devoid of profanity, flatulence jokes and violence found in so many movies geared at kids today. Great for kids and parents who enjoy innocent, G-rated entertainment.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, simple, movie. September 7, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I have been searching for this video and finally got a chance to watch it a few days ago. It was as funny as I remembered it. This movie is definitely dated and might not appeal to some people, but my family loved it. Hope to see it and the other two Medfield movies (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and Now You See Him, Now You Don't) on DVD soon.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic September 22, 2007
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Like most Disney movies of its generation, this was a wholesome and fun G-rated movie that my whole family enjoyed seeing. I had great memories of watching this movie when it first came out. I really liked seeing my children (ages 7, 5, and 3) enjoy this movie as much as I did when I was their age. This would be a good addition for parents who are collecting wholesome and clean movies for their young children.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silly But FUN! January 3, 2007
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This movie is typical of the live-action Disney fare from the 60s and 70s. Harmless fun based on a silly premise. Kurt Russell was always so fun to watch in his Disney movies. This is the type of movie that was on Sunday nights when I was a kid and afterwards on various local stations and finally on the Disney Channel before they started original programming and adding other shows of a dubious (but more "hip") nature. If you like silly fun for the whole family, check out this title or any other family movie that features Kurt Russell, Tommy Kirk, Fred MacMurray, Joe Flynn, Ken Berry, Keenan Wynn & Ed Wynn, Hayley Mills, Jim Dale, Dean Jones, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Robert Morse, Phil Silvers, or Mickey Rooney. You won't be disappointed!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Nostalgia February 23, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
I liked this movie when I was young and enjoy seeing it again. My favorite of the Disney Medfield college series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable for kids July 7, 2007
Format:DVD
I saw this movie at the right time-when I was about 10 years old circa 1975. Wacky, silly fare about Kurt Russell as a college kid who comes across a weightlifting formula and the crooks who try to steal it.

Good goofy gags for the tot set, especially the guy whose arms turn to rubber when he tries to lift weights.

Adults will not want to bother with this unless they see it with kids or have nostalgia for seeing in their own childhood. With that said, leave your brains at the door and enjoy.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of Disney's better "live" entries March 22, 2004
Format:DVD
Gee I remember seeing this on a double bill with the animated film
"Robin Hood" way back in the '70s. This was when Disney made tons
of live action comedies Like The shaggy D.A. & The love bug series
The story is Milford College's unknown discovery of a formula for
super strength Kurt Russell becomes the title character and Milford
enters him into the school's national strongman event which if they
win can mean much needed money,Meanwhile "The Dean" Dick Van Patten
is secretly planning to sell the formula to a cereal company called
"Kringle Krunch" while a rival cereal company plans to steal it.
With a memorable cast including Ceasar Romero,Joe Flynn and the
always wonderful Eve Arden this is one of Disney's more memorable
family fairs and a nostalstic look back at when Disney had a good
hold on boxoffice comedy. My 4 stars is lack of widescreen format
Now, where's Disney's "The world's greatest athlete" at.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!! September 7, 2010
By JTown39
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The Stongest man in the world is AWESOME! I watched it as a young girl back at the drive-in. Disappointed that there was no theme song like the rest of the Kurt Russell movies :), but a great wholesome movie for the whole family. You won't be disappointed
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Excellent movie I saw as a child and it was still funny and good.
Published 2 days ago by Timothy Crowley
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney fun!
As far as I'm concerned these Disney films are always fun to watch, even if some critics knock them. Great DVD, excellent quality.
Published 1 month ago by Michael J. Di Rosario
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A Good Old Disney Movie!
Published 1 month ago by Sweetheartrose
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic comedy!
This brought back childhood memories of good clean classic comedy. My boys, now in their teens and early 20s loved it. Timeless...
Published 5 months ago by Keytutor
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite movies
Years ago Kurt Russell was the Disney darling that had many movies kinda based at this fictional college called Medfield. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Holly Billick
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Memories
I liked these movies that Disney made at that time. They were just good, clean fun. Watching this movie brings back good memories; hence, that is the reason I gave it such a high... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bence Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
The nostalgia of this film is great. Good clean family entertainment made this film so enjoyable. I went back and ordered 6 more films!
Published 7 months ago by F.B.
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past!
This is one awesome movie from the past. Re-makes are everywhere but not for this movie. Excellent for its time and most enjoyable still today. A must have for a collector.
Published 7 months ago by DJ Sandoval
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome and hilarious!
Overall a great movie.
Very funny! Love it when the guy in the movie gets his arms stretched out! Hilarious!
Published 7 months ago by Zach Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable movie!
What can I say? It is a lighthearted and fun movie. Brings back memories of the "Wonderful World of Disney" that ran for so many years on Sunday nights. Loved it.
Published 7 months ago by Dennis McMaster
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