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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Geeky college students Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) and Lewis (Robert Carradine) are evicted from their dormitory when the Alpha Betas -- who recently burned down their own fraternity house by accident -- confiscate the building. When the college forces the freshmen to live in the gym, Gilbert, Lewis and their fellow dorks relocate to a run-down house. When the Alpha Betas, led by jock Stan (Ted McGinley), repeatedly humiliate them, the nerds plot revenge.

Cast: Robert Carradine , Anthony Edwards , Ted McGinley , Timothy Busfield , Andrew Cassese , Curtis Armstrong , Larry B. Scott , Julie Montgomery

Director: Jeff Kanew

Genres: Comedy

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Release Date: July 20th, 1984|1 hr. 30 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • Revenge of the Nerds has some very funny moments and sturdy premise, but the revenge, when it comes, is not nearly as definitive as even the non-nerds in the audience would hope for. [25 July 1984] show more

  • Largely devoted to whatever laughs may be coaxed from the sound of a freshman belching and the sight of some mighty mature-looking coeds removing their blouses. There's some nose-picking, too, but not enough to save the picture. [20 July 1984, p.D6] show more

  • 70

    Revenge of the Nerds shows more than enough smarts to deserve a passing grade. show more

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