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Director:
Writers:
Tim Metcalfe (story) &
Miguel Tejada-Flores (story) ...
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Release Date:
10 August 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's time for the odd to get even See more »
Plot:
At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self respect. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
I will always love this movie! See more (123 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Carradine ... Lewis

Anthony Edwards ... Gilbert

Timothy Busfield ... Poindexter
Andrew Cassese ... Wormser

Curtis Armstrong ... 'Booger'

Larry B. Scott ... Lamar

Brian Tochi ... Takashi

Julia Montgomery ... Betty Childs (as Julie Montgomery)

Michelle Meyrink ... Judy

Ted McGinley ... Stan Gable
Matt Salinger ... Burke
Donald Gibb ... Ogre

James Cromwell ... Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)

David Wohl ... Dean Ulich

John Goodman ... Coach Harris

Bernie Casey ... U.N. Jefferson

Alice Hirson ... Mrs. Lowe

F. William Parker ... Sergeant
Roger Carter ... U.N. Assistant
Kres Mersky ... Mrs. Wormser

Marianne Muellerleile ... Woman
Lisa Welch ... Suzy
Suzanne B. Hayes ... Michelle
Shawn Siqueiros ... Joanne
Sandra Katzel ... Connie
Henry Kendrick ... Trainer (as Henry M. Kendrick)
Fumio Kodama ... Japanese Man

Lance Lombardo ... Lamar's Date
William B. Wilson ... Tough-Looking Guy
Carl Cherry ... Tri-Lamb

Adam Frank ... Blond Nerd
Taylor Samuels ... Plaid Brother

Brad Grunberg ... Plaid Brother (as Bradley Grunberg)
James Anklam ... Hooded Alpha Beta
Matthew M. Haugh ... Alpha Beta
William C. Horning ... Alpha Beta
Angela C. Gardaphe ... Pi
Lisa Kolasa ... Pi
Kristen Kinderman ... Pi
Kay Strunk ... Pi
Gamble Baffert ... Rho-Rho
Brian Lover ... Rho-Rho
Jerry Kurinsky ... Rho-Rho
Tonja Sue Philbee ... Rho-Rho
Monique Sorenson ... Rho-Rho
Calon Blackledge ... Rho-Rho
Scott Bird ... Nerd
David Moskowitz ... Nerd
Steven Duran ... Nerd
Thomas Obeid ... Nerd
Theodore Kerpez ... Nerd
Michael Urena ... Nerd
Vincent Lindsley ... Nerd
Laura Bell ... Mu
Linda Felker ... Mu
Deborah Bernstein ... Mu
Renee Mintz ... Mu
Donna Costello ... Mu
Lillie Nusz ... Mu
Romy Dushoff ... Mu
Rhonda Tinsley ... Mu
Felicia Fagan ... Mu
Jennifer Wilcox ... Mu
John Almon ... Jock
Brian Nelson ... Jock
Daniel Egan ... Jock
Thomas Repp ... Jock
Jay Galland ... Jock
Andrew Salan ... Jock
Dean Heindel ... Jock
Scott Spangler ... Jock
Robert Melton ... Jock
Steve Yeatras ... Jock
Madaline Blinder ... Pi
Colleen Madden ... Pi
Lucy Craig ... Pi
Susan Myers ... Pi
Jennie Gaio ... Pi
Kristi Nelson ... Pi
Carolyn Hoover ... Pi
Melissa Perlman ... Pi
Karen Knutzen ... Pi
Lori Stock ... Pi
Chris Stravolo ... Pi
Kelly Reed ... Lap Girl
Lloyd Sherr ... The Moper
Malcolm Gregor ... Mail Slot Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clinton James Austin ... Alpha Beta (uncredited)
Greg Berg ... Larry Fine robot (voice) (uncredited)
Kris Levario ... TV Aerobic Instructor (uncredited)
Michael L. White ... Jock (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Kanew 
 
Writing credits
Tim Metcalfe (story) &
Miguel Tejada-Flores (story) and
Steve Zacharias (story) &
Jeff Buhai (story)

Steve Zacharias (screenplay) &
Jeff Buhai (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Bart .... executive producer
Ted Field .... producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott .... co-producer
David Obst .... executive producer
Peter Samuelson .... producer
Steve Zacharias .... producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
King Baggot (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Balsam 
 
Casting by
Susan Arnold 
Paula Herold 
 
Production Design by
James L. Schoppe 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Lombardo 
 
Makeup Department
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist
Yolanda Toussieng .... hair stylist
Mark Wittenberg .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Henry Kline .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence A. Donnelly .... first assistant director (as Terry Donnelly)
James M. Freitag .... second assistant director
Gary Law .... additional second assistant director
Byron MacDonald .... assistant director intern
 
Art Department
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greens foreman
Jo Brown .... painter
Michael Casey .... set dresser
James P. Crapser .... propmaker
William 'W' Gilpin .... construction foreman
Art Lipschultz .... property master
Lance Lombardo .... lead man
Everett Olson .... construction coordinator
Michael Friedman .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Daniels .... adr editor
Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor
William Jacobs .... sound editor
John Paul Jones .... sound editor
Michael O'Corrigan .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Corrigan)
Ed Osborne .... sound editor (as Edward Osborne)
Al Overton Jr. .... sound mixer
Richard Overton .... sound re-recording mixer
Theodore Soderberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Wells .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Joseph A. Unsinn .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Edward Adams .... stunts
Steve Blalock .... stunts (as Stephen Andrew Blalock)
Bing Blenman .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Joe Gilbride .... stunts (as Joseph C. Gilbride)
Terry James .... stunt coordinator
Terry James .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Stephen E. Bridge .... camera operator
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera
Roger Gebhard .... assistant camera
Marlin Hall .... key grip
George Holmes .... chief lighting technician
Louis Niemeyer .... assistant camera
Dennis Smith .... camera operator
Ronald Vidor .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Susan Johnson .... casting intern
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Hopper .... costumer: women
Eddie Marks .... costume supervisor
Radford Polinsky .... costumer: men
 
Editorial Department
Deborah Cichocki .... assistant editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Amy E. Duddleston .... post-production assistant
Nancy Forner .... assistant editor
Debra Neil-Fisher .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
John R. Harris .... music editor
Martin Schwartz .... music supervisor
Timothy R. Sexton .... executive in charge of music
Armin Steiner .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Michael Connolly .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Connolly)
Dean E. Mason .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Brad Dechter .... source arrangements
Pete Emmet .... unit publicist
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Kisuna Jacobsen .... script supervisor
Robert Maharis .... location manager
Giedra Rackauskas .... auditor
Pinki Ragan .... production coordinator
Jay Roberts .... assistant accountant
Lydia Telo .... assistant auditor
Dean Wright .... assistant to line producer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Chile:18 | Iceland:L | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (original rating) | UK:15 (video re-rating) (2004) | USA:R (#27425) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The exterior shots of the Pi sorority house were actually the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house at the University of Arizona. Donald Gibb is a brother of Phi Delta Theta from the University of New Mexico, which helped securing permission from the chapter.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the beginning scene in Gilbert's bedroom, Gilbert's mother has her arms around Louis. When the camera cuts to Gilbert in bed, the mother and Louis are standing apart.See more »
Quotes:
Gibert:We're college men now, right?
Mr. Skolnick:Right!
[Mr. Skolnick lighty punches Gilbert]
Gibert:[laughs] Ow...
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Soundtrack:
REVENGE OF THE NERDSSee more »

FAQ

How many characters appear in every film in the series, and who are they?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
I will always love this movie!, 11 May 2006
Author: craigman from United States

I don't understand why this movie is rated only a 6. It is far superior to most of the comedies from around the same time and a lot of comedies from recent years. It holds up today amazingly well. Most comedies from the 80's kind of lose their charm over the years. I saw this again recently with my wife (she had never seen it), and she loved it and I laughed just as much as I did before. It's not just a mindless college sex romp like Porky's. It had some intelligence and a lot of heart. It was also refreshingly politically incorrect and raunchy. There are some truly unforgettable characters, like Booger and Lamar. The Asian guy was really funny too. Also, the child prodigy. There were lots of funny, quotable lines, and tons of hilarious scenes, like the party scene. The talent show performance was a moment in history. The end was truly touching. This movie is a classic. It's up there with "Airplane", "Weird Science", and "There's Something About Mary". You don't have to be a nerd to love it! Anybody that didn't like this movie is NOT someone I'd want to associate with.

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