• Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

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Revenge of the Nerds

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, Transformation, Underdog, Temptation, Rivalry, Cheeky, Hilarious, Girlfriend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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]

  • 38
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    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]

  • 60
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

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