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Release Date: July 20th, 1984

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2007

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, Julia Montgomery

Director: Jeff Kanew

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Interscope Communications

Keywords: 1980s, Girlfriend, Cheeky, Rivalry, Hilarious, Transformation, Underdog, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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]

  • Revenge of the Nerds is primarily the story of outcasts getting their just rewards, and that is always a satisfying movie ingredient. Nonetheless, this scattergun, often scatological film is filled with extensive racial stereotypes, which may offend some moviegoers. 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]

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