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10 August 1984 (USA) See more »
It's time for the odd to get even See more »
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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Another funny teen film from the 80's See more (123 total) »


  (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
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
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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 | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | 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?

There was a deleted subplot in which Stan Gable had a nerd brother, and a scene was written in which Gable's nerd brother steps in to prevent him from being beaten by the tough Tri-Lambdas near the end of the film.See more »
Continuity: The guitar on the wall by the TV in the "watching the Pi's on the cameras" scene.See more »
Booger:[on Booger's T-shirt] "Gimme' Head Till I'm Dead"See more »


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42 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Another funny teen film from the 80's, 23 May 2000
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

With the resurgence of the raunchy teen comedy, now seems like as good a time as ever to go back and study its roots. What kinds of films influenced American Pie and Road Trip? It is easy to point out films like Porky's, Animal House and Fasttimes, but somewhere forgotten in all this is Jeff Kanew's hilarious flick REVENGE OF THE NERDS. This is not only entertaining and funny, but it contains what has to be considered a blue print for success in campus comedy. Take lots of people getting drunk, jocks ostracizing nerds from there way of life, the weak rising up to take back what is just as much a right as it is to others, and of course lots of nudity featuring an abundance of gorgeous women. What you have here is a great recipe for success.

What made Revenge work is that it didn't try to pretend to be something that it wasn't. This was an exploitive sex-fest and it worked well. What it also had was a funny script and one that we could all relate to. I mean, who hasn't felt left out or relegated to the side lines while someone else gets all the glory? Besides being extremely funny, this film touched on something that we all can relate to.

Revenge of the Nerds is another of the teen films that was hilarious and it ended up spawning a slew of sequels. Avoid them and see this one again. It's worth it, especially if you were a teen when it came out. And if you are a teen now, this is a treat to watch. This is one of the films that writers study when they are thinking what they can put into their film to make it crude, rude and raunchy. This should be a must see!

9 out of 10

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