Comedy / Family
Walt Disney Productions
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Bob Crane as Charlie McCready
Kurt Russell as Bart
Barbara Rush as Sue McCready
Joe Flynn as Cyrus Hershberger
Kathleen Cody as Wendy McCready
Joby Baker as Klutch
Dick Van Patten as Ira Kushaw
Bruno Kirby as Stanley
Judith Lowry as Mother Barlow
Ivor Francis as Dr. Skinner on TV
Jonathan Daly as Rev. Griffith
Naomi Stevens as Mrs. Levin
Nicholas Hammond as Roger Rhinehurst
Jack Manning as Justice of the Peace
Jim Wakefield as House Manager
Charlie McCready’s daughter Wendy is about to enter college and is worried over the people she surrounds herself with, for he feels they are no good influence over her. Knowing that the same crowd will be going to the same college as her, he devises a plan where Wendy will receive a scholarship to the same college her mother went to. His plan is a success and Wendy is off to Huttington, leaving her old friends behind. Problems arise after Wendy finds out what Charlie did, and she gets back at him by going out with a guy her dad would not approve of.
Concerned father Charlie McCready strives to become closer withhis beautiful teenage daughter, Wendy, who will be attending college when thesummer is over. She has been hanging out with the wrong crowd, and Charlieespecially feels her boyfriend, Bart, lacks ambition. He knows that most of Wendy’slazy friends will be attending college with her, so he tries to enter her innersocial circle and set a good example for his daughter. He attempts to turn intoher best friend, using any opportunity he can to hang out with her. Thisentails him even taking up beach volleyball, surfing, and water skiing to fitin with her friends. His plan seems to fail.
Later, Charlie contrives a plan in which his daughter receivesa bogus scholarship to a different college. All goes as planned, and sheattends the same college that her mother attended. She loses contact with herold friends. However, Wendy learns of the plan, as well as discovers that Bartknew of it, and disowns them both. She ends up switching from a beach-bumboyfriend to a hippie beatnik painter. Charlie and Bart both attempt to win herback. In the end Bart is successful, and he and Wendy get married.