The Strongest Man in the World

1975 G 1h 35m DVD

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The Strongest Man in the World

1975 G 1h 35m DVD
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Science geek Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) is back in this sequel to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and Now You See Him, Now You Don't. Back at Medfield College, Dexter is trying to come up with a strength-enhancing potion. By mistake, Dexter's lab work gets mixed with a fellow student's cereal recipe. Soon, the whole school is caught up in the mess, as well as some leading cereal companies out to stop the sale of the new miracle breakfast.
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital Mono
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
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age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this film is geared toward kids, it has less to do with its youthful main character, Dexter Riley, than the fictional cereal companies that are vying for a strength formula he created in science class. Watch out for the belittling portrayal of Asian-American culture.

Sexual Content

Dexter holds hands with his girlfriend.


Dexter throws mobster thugs around the laboratory and destroys the room and equipment.


Characters call each other "idiot," "numbskull,""stupid."

Social Behavior

Dated, problematic stereotypes of Asian culture pop up here, especially when the villians go to Chinatown to get help in brainwashing a character. Though Aunt Harriet is the CEO of a cereal company, there are few women or girls with any lines in this dated film. Dexter lives in a house with all white guys, and all of his friends are white.


The premise behind the plot is to create a formula that can be added to a consumable food product to increase strength and stamina. Most of the adults in the film are portrayed as money oriented and ruthless.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The strength potion taken by the characters could be termed a drug, since it creates physical changes after it's consumed. Cigar smoking by older male character.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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