In 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help their buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
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
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In the Tri-Lambda house, a Devo poster can be seen. Devo would later contribute music to the second film in the series. See more »
While Gilbert and Louis are carrying the trunk towards their dorms, just before the two bikes crash into each other, the shadow of the camera and cameraman appear on the road. See more »
[in line at the Kissing Booth at the Homecoming Carnival]
A nerd? I'm not kissing a nerd.
You have to. I paid my money.
[Lewis tries to kiss Betty]
It's time for my break.
[Stan brings a short, fat, ugly woman, instead]
Kiss this, nerd.
I want to do it, Stan. All this kissing has made me horny.
God, Betty, you're like a goat.
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The opening credits sequence is played over the Nerds' drive to Adams College. See more »
Although it may be all a bit silly and quite clichéd, this is nevertheless a good film of its type, with main characters that are appealing and a great title song, scored by Thomas Newman, who would later compose the scores of movies such as 'American Beauty'. The film does not really go anywhere much at all, the jokes work only about half the time, and it is all a bit short on its content, but despite all of this, the film has a pleasant and rather enjoyable nature not common to the average college comedy, and this makes it a rather uniquely likable film overall. It may not be a great piece of cinema, but it is quite good entertainment.
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