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Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

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

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When lovable nerds Gilbert and Lewis embark on their freshman year at Adams College, little do they realize the perils that await them. They're 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 Pointdexter, the nerds soon realize they must form their own fraternity in self-defence. Soon the tables are turned as the nerds employ high-tech warfare against the jocks.... but can they really win and make a difference? Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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Let the battle begin! See more »

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Also Known As:

Die Rache der Eierköpfe  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Robert Carradine moved to the University of Arizona two weeks before shooting to get into character as Lewis Skolnick. He brought only his "nerd" clothes to wear. He couldn't bring himself to leave his hotel room for three days. See more »

Goofs

The trichloromethylene Takashi takes to counteract the alcohol does not exist. A common misconception is that they are talking about chloroform, which is also known as trichloromethane. Ingesting chloroform would have very different effects. See more »

Quotes

[Orge snatches a pie from a nerd customer]
Fred "The Ogre" Palowakski, Alpha Beta: Thanks wimp, get yourself one!
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Crazy Credits

The title appears on screen immediately following the 20th Century Fox logo, before the Fox Fanfare concludes. See more »

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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of SIRE RECORDS
by arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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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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