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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:
Still a very funny movie. See more (121 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
 
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Poindexter's glasses are so thick that Timothy Busfield couldn't see through them. In scenes where he moves, he is usually guided by a companion.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The guitar on the wall by the TV in the "watching the Pi's on the cameras" scene.See more »
Quotes:
Lewis:[planning the party] Do any of you have dates, besides Gilbert?
Lamar Latrell, Tri-Lam:I do!
Booger:Yeah, but that's with a guy.
Lewis:Well, what about you, Booger?
Booger:I've been out combing the High Schools all day!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Your Sister's Sister (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSESee more »

FAQ

How many characters appear in every film in the series, and who are they?
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22 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Still a very funny movie., 19 September 2004
Author: jeffman52001 from Normal, IL, USA

I think this movie is still one of the funniest movies of the 1980's and today.Robert Carradine as Lewis Skonick and Anthony Edwards as Gilbert Lowell are awesome.

The movie really shows that being a nerd is a great thing,I believe that if you have intelligence, don't be ashamed of yourself, this movie deals with being bullied cause of not being beautiful. The nerds who join together,form their fraternity, Lambda Lambda Lambda, fight back against the Alpha Betas, the jock fraternity, and come out on top.

The other cast members Curtis Armstrong (Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer) as Booger is so awesome, Brian Tochi as Toshiro Takashi, Timothy Busfield (Thirtysomething) as Arnold Poindexter, Larry B. Scott (SuperForce)as Lamar Latrell, the gay nerd, Andrew Casesse as Harold Wormser, the youngest nerd of them all. Ted McGinley (Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children) as Alpha Beta leader Stan Gable, Donald Gibb (Jocks and Amazon Women On The Moon) as Ogre, David Wohl as Dean Ulich, Bernie Casey as U.N. Jefferson, Julia Montgomery (Up The Creek)a s Betty Childs, Michelle Meyrink (Real Genius and The Outsiders) as Judy, they all give great performances in the film. John Goodman of Roseanne plays the mean Coach Harris, he is awesome in the movie too. James Cromwell( Babe, Star Trek First Contact, and L.A. Confidential) as Mr. Skolnick, Lewis's nerdy father is funny.

The nerds fought for themselves and won the Nerd Revolution against the beautiful people, they gained control of The Greek Council. For all of the beautiful people out there, time has come for "Revenge Of The Nerds". I give this movie 2 thumbs up and a 10/10 stars.

I have the soundtrack to this movie, I recommend getting the soundtrack, it is awesome.

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