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Revenge of the Nerds -- The guys get a fluke meeting with the president of the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity.
Revenge of the Nerds -- The guys break into the jock's locker room and pour liquid heat on their jock straps.
Revenge of the Nerds -- Gilbert impresses Judy with the magic and power of computer programming.
Revenge of the Nerds -- The students not picked by fraternities must live in the school gym.
Revenge of the Nerds -- Gilbert tells the guys about Judy.

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Director:
Writers:
Tim Metcalfe (story) &
Miguel Tejada-Flores (story) ...
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Release Date:
20 July 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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The only worthy successor to Animal House – this is a oasis in a desert of rubbish frat movies See more (119 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Carradine ... Lewis Skolnick

Anthony Edwards ... Gilbert Lowell

Timothy Busfield ... Arnold Poindexter
Andrew Cassese ... Harold Wormser

Curtis Armstrong ... Dudley 'Booger' Dawson

Larry B. Scott ... Lamar Latrell

Brian Tochi ... Toshiro Takashi

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

Michelle Meyrink ... Judy

Ted McGinley ... Stan Gable
Matt Salinger ... Danny Burke

Donald Gibb ... Fred 'The Ogre' Palowakski

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

David Wohl ... Dean Ulich

John Goodman ... Coach Harris

Bernie Casey ... U.N. Jefferson

Alice Hirson ... Mrs. Florence 'Flo' 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
Fumio Kodama ... Japanese Man
Lance Lombardo ... Lamar's Date
William B. Wilson ... Tough-Looking Guy
Carl Cherry ... Tri-Lam

Adam Frank ... Blond Nerd
Taylor Samuels ... Plaid Brother
Brad Grunberg ... Plaid Brother (as Bradley Grunberg)
James Anklam ... Hooded Alpha Beta
Matthew M. Haugh ... Hooded Alpha Beta
William C. Horning ... Hooded Alpha Beta
Angela C. Gardaphe ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Lisa Kolasa ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Kristen Kinderman ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Kay Strunk ... Pi-Delta-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
Thomas Obeid ... Steven Duran
Theodore Kerpez ... Nerd
Michael Urena ... Nerd
Vincent Lindsley ... Nerd
Laura Bell ... Omega Mu
Linda Felker ... Omega Mu
Deborah Bernstein ... Omega Mu
Renee Mintz ... Omega Mu
Donna Costello ... Omega Mu
Lillie Nusz ... Omega Mu
Romy Dushoff ... Omega Mu
Rhonda Tinsley ... Omega Mu
Felicia Fagan ... Omega Mu
Jennifer Wilcox ... Omega Mu
John Almon ... Jock
Brian Nelson ... Jock
Daniel Egan ... Jock
Thomas Repp ... Jock
Jay Galland ... Jock
Jay Halland ... Jock
Andrew Salan ... Jock
Dean Heindel ... Jock
Scott Spangler ... Jock
Robert Melton ... Jock
Steve Yeatras ... Jock
Madaline Blinder ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Colleen Madden ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Lucy Craig ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Susan Myers ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Jennie Gaio ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Kristi Nelson ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Carolyn Hoover ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Melissa Perlman ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Karen Knutzen ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Lori Stock ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Chris Stravolo ... Pi-Delta-Pi
Kelly Reed ... Lap Girl
Malcolm Gregor ... Mail Slot Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Kendrick ... Trainer
Lloyd Sherr ... The Moper
Clinton James Austin ... Alpha Beta (uncredited)
Greg Berg ... Larry Fine robot (voice) (uncredited)
Kris Levario ... TV Aerobic Instructor (uncredited)
Michael L. White ... Jock (uncredited)
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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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90 min
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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 University of Arizona agreed to let the filmmakers shoot at the campus, then revoked permission after reading the script. Eventually they changed their minds and let them shoot. Many students were used as extras.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Lamar starts climbing the rope into the Pi house during the panty raid scene, he kicks Wormser in the face as he stars climbing the rope.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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Soundtrack:
ARE YOU READY FOR THE SEX GIRLSSee more »

FAQ

How many characters appear in every film in the series, and who are they?
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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
The only worthy successor to Animal House – this is a oasis in a desert of rubbish frat movies, 6 July 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

When Louis and Gilbert head to college they think it'll all be different from high school. However they are branded nerds and, when the jocks burn their own dorm down, the nerds find themselves kicked out and forced to sleep in the gym. When the nerds form their own chapter of the Tri-Lam fraternity. When they are bullied continually they decide to take matters into their own hands and fight back with the Jock's own games.

If there's one genre in the world that I hate it's the American college jock/nerd comedy. Whether it be the Animal House or Porky's or more modern ones – I hate almost all of them! So when I watched this I watched it with a certain fear. However the plot makes redresses the balance by having us support the nerds! It's well plotted so that it isn't just them becoming just like the jocks but instead learning their own lessons. Of course it is rude at times and does fall into being just silly and slapstick, but it's mixed nicely with some good sentiment and more gentle laugh.

The cast is great (in retrospect). Anthony Edwards is a real surprise in this post-ER time. Likewise Busfield is strange after 30-something and West Wing. Less so but Moonlighting's Curtis Armstrong is funny to see. And lets not forget James Cromwell (or Jamie as he was called then!), John Goodman and black 1970's star Bernie Casey! The nerds are all good – rising above their caricatures to start to bring out characters.

Overall this is a spin on the frat-comedy so it is a little juvenile and silly but the fact that it is spun towards the nerds makes it that little bit refreshing to watch compared to so many where our `heroes' are arrogant, annoying jock-types who sponge off mummy and daddy just to get drunk at college. Not a great movie but much better than anything else post-Animal House - I'm with the nerds!

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