Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

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That wacky Dexter Riley was up to his old tricks again in 1972’s Now You See Him, Now You Don’t, the second film in the Dexter trilogy. Released two years after The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, the new film found Dexter still enrolled at Medfield College (alma mater of The Absent-Minded Professor) and still creating new ulcers for Dean Higgins.

Together with science buddies/fellow students Richard and Debbie, boy whiz Dexter stumbles across an invisibility formula, which he packages into a convenient spray. Boys will be boys, and Dexter succumbs to the temptation to try out a few hijinx, but when crooked businessman A.J. Arno (the villain of all three Dexter Riley films) tries to get his hands on the formula, things get serious (okay, not really).

Like the other two films in the series, Now You See Him, Now You Don’t was a sci-fi slapstick romp with inventive, low-budget special effects. Invisibility was the set-up for a host of visual gags, from a golf tournament gone very wrong to a high-speed chase in invisible cars.

A young Kurt Russell returned as Dexter, as did most of the rest of the cast, including veterans Joe Flynn as Dean Higgins and Cesar Romero as the conniving A.J. Arno. The gang reunited for one final installment, The Strongest Man in the World, in 1975.

Movie Release History

1970 - The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
1972 - Now You See Him, Now You Don't
1975 - The Strongest Man in the World

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Dexter Riley Kurt Russell
A.J. Arno Cesar Romero
Dean Higgins Joe Flynn
Timothy Forsythe Jim Backus
Prof. Lufkin William Windom
Richard Schuyler Michael McGreevey
Cookie Richard Bakalyan
Debbie Dawson Joyce Menges
Dean Collingsgood Alan Hewitt
Sgt. Cassidy Kelly Thordsen
Alfred Neil Russell
Ted George O'Hanlon
Golfer John Myhers
Secretary Pat Delaney
Driver Robert Rothwell

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