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Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 1984 (USA)
At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Cassese ...
Betty Childs (as Julie Montgomery)
Matt Salinger ...
Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)


When lovable nerds Gilbert and Lewis embark on their freshman year at Adams College, little do they realize the dangers that await them. They are beset by taunting from the jocks of Alpha Beta fraternity, which only worsens when the jocks accidentally burn down their house and toss the freshmen out of the freshmen dorm. To make matters more problematic, Lewis develops a crush on pretty Betty Childs, popular sorority sister and quarterback's girlfriend. Joined by the aptly named Booger and the violin-playing Poindexter, the nerds soon realize they must form their own fraternity in self-defense. Soon the tables are turned as the nerds employ high-tech warfare against the jocks.... but can they really succeed and make a difference? Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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Release Date:

10 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rache der Eierköpfe  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)


$40,900,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The trichloromethylene given to Takashi to counteract the alcohol is not an actual chemical compound and does not exist. A common misconception is that they are talking about chloroform, which is also known as trichloromethane. Regardless, ingesting chloroform would have adverse effects very different from those depicted. See more »


As Gilbert and Louis are carrying their trunk to the dorm, the stripes on the bags on top of the truck switch sides. See more »


[Ogre snatches a pie from a nerd customer]
Ogre: Thanks wimp, get yourself one!
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The title appears on screen immediately following the 20th Century Fox logo, before the Fox Fanfare concludes. See more »


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Performed by Jill Michaels and Pat Robinson
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User Reviews

Great fun. Up there with "Animal House"
3 January 2004 | by (A Place of No Consequence) – See all my reviews

This movie is very, very good. What more can I say? I mean, it's terribly funny and creative. It's one of those really enjoyable "feel-good" movies like "Dumb and Dumber" that you can really enjoy and laugh at. Many of the stars of this movie, who were relatively unknown at the time this was made, went on to have excellent careers, and I can see why. I recommend this to everybody, except for those who do not like to laugh.

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