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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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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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The time has come for Revenge of the Nerds! Let the battle begin! See more »

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10 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rache der Eierköpfe  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Robert Carradine says that when he read the script, Lewis' laugh was described as a "goose honk" he was not sure how to do it. But by chance, the first scenes shot were of his father dropping Lewis and Gilbert off at college. When actor James Cromwell did the laugh, Carradine mimicked it. See more »

Goofs

Wormser gains a shirt between tug of war rounds. See more »

Quotes

Betty Childs: [blissfully] Oh, Stan. You were wonderful. You did things to me you've never done before.
[Lewis takes off his mask]
Betty Childs: [gasps] Ahhh! You're that nerd!
Lewis: Yeah.
Betty Childs: [blissfully] Oh, you were wonderful.
[gasps in ecstacy]
Betty Childs: Are all nerds as good as you?
Lewis: Yes.
Betty Childs: How come?
Lewis: 'Cause all jocks ever think about is sports, all we ever think about is sex.
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The opening credits sequence is played over the Nerds' drive to Adams College. See more »

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Referenced in House of Lies: Brinkmanship (2014) See more »

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Revenge of the Nerds
Performed by The Rubinoos
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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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