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Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise -- The nerdy frat boys from Lambda Lambda Lambda go to Ft. Lauderdale to a national frat conference where they again must outwit the thick-tongued jock frat-boys.


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10 July 1987 (USA) See more »
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The rising college nerds set out to a convention in Florida, but are not welcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Carradine ... Lewis

Curtis Armstrong ... Booger

Larry B. Scott ... Lamar

Timothy Busfield ... Poindexter

Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Sunny
Andrew Cassese ... Wormser
Donald Gibb ... Ogre

Bradley Whitford ... Roger

Ed Lauter ... Buzz

Barry Sobel ... Stewart
Tom Hodges ... Tiny
Jack Gilpin ... Mr. Comstock

Anthony Edwards ... Gilbert

James Hong ... Snotty

Priscilla Lopez ... Aldonza

James Cromwell ... Mr. Skolnick
Jason Julien ... Winston
Marilyn Caskey ... Mrs. Comstock

Richard Joseph Paul ... Gundy
Rhonda Waymire ... Indian Maiden
Donna Rosea ... Lori
Susan Vanech ... Michelle
Robert Goodman ... Jerry
Michael Fitzgerald ... Pot Roast
Huey Laborde ... Guard

Raymond Forchion ... Policeman
Carmen Thomas ... Cute Coed
Miles Greadington ... Tri Lambda
Victor Morris ... Tri Lambda
Ed Knott Jr. ... Liquor Store Owner (as Eddie Knott Jr.)
Tom Boykin ... Van Driver

Ruben Rabasa ... Maintenance Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael J. Carnevale ... Chickenfighting Student at Wet-T Contest (uncredited)
Noreen Compton ... Extra (uncredited)
Janet Constable ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Ellen Marguerite Cullivan ... Socialite (uncredited)

Ian Ng Cheng Hin ... Spring Breaker (uncredited)
Scott Spinnuci ... College Student (uncredited)

Kai Thorup ... College Student (uncredited)

Todd Vittum ... Frat Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Roth 
Writing credits
Tim Metcalfe (based on characters created by) &
Miguel Tejada-Flores (based on characters created by) and
Steve Zacharias (based on characters created by) &
Jeff Buhai (based on characters created by)

Dan Guntzelman (written by) &
Steve Marshall (written by)

Produced by
Peter Bart .... producer
Richard Chew .... associate producer
Robert W. Cort .... producer (as Robert Cort)
Ted Field .... producer
Joe Roth .... executive producer
Paul Schiff .... associate producer
Original Music by
Gerald V. Casale 
Mark Mothersbaugh 
Cinematography by
Charles Correll 
Film Editing by
Richard Chew 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
Set Decoration by
Don K. Ivey  (as Don Ivey)
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
Makeup Department
Marie Del Russo .... makeup artist
Elizabeth Lambert .... makeup artist (as Beth Lambert)
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair stylist (as Carol O'Connell)
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair stylist
Mark Wittenberg .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Art Seidel .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Chory .... assistant director
Ellen H. Schwartz .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Balling .... paint foreman
Irl Bender .... set dresser
Bert Bertolami .... lead man
Will Brantley .... set dresser
Eugene Bright .... propmaker foreman
Michael Bright .... propmaker
Danny L. Buffington .... propmaker
Daniel Carpio .... propmaker
Harold Collins .... construction coordinator
Michael Collins .... head greensman
William Comp .... painter
Gustavo Del Valle .... scenic artist
Dennis Allen Dezmain .... scenic artist
Jose Duarte .... head scenic artist
Rhiley Fuller .... art department assistant
William 'W' Gilpin .... construction foreman
José González .... scenic artist
James Harris .... greens
Cheryl C. Johnson .... scenic artist (as Cheryl Johnson)
William Kellow .... construction propmaker
Donald Moody .... assistant greensman
James Robinson II .... assistant property master (as Jimmy Robinson II)
Nicholas J. Romanac .... property master (as Nick Romanac)
Philip Schneider .... assistant props
Philip Schneider .... property assistant
Robert Smalling .... swing gang
Gil Soule .... swing gang
Norman E. Weber .... set dresser (as Norman Weber)
William West .... set dresser
O.C. Whiddon .... construction foreman
Caryn Wolf .... storyboard artist
Susan Inge Wood .... scenic artist
Joseph Zaludek .... set dresser
Sound Department
Kevin Barlia .... assistant sound editor
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Beth Bergeron .... supervising adr editor
Kevin E. Carpenter .... adr mixer (as Kevin Carpenter)
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... foley editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Jacqueline Cristianini .... dialogue editor
Jack Dalton .... sound mixer
D. Rex Downham .... sound
Dennis Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Carol A. Ellison Fleming .... assistant sound editor (as Carol Fleming)
Sukey Fontelieu .... adr editor
Robin Gerber .... assistant sound editor
Anne Grodzicki .... assistant sound editor
Jerelyn J. Harding .... adr editor (as Jerelyn J. Golding)
John Murray .... foley editor
Richard Overton .... sound re-recording mixer
Christy Richmond .... first assistant sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson .... adr editor
Frank Smathers .... dialogue editor (as Frank T. Smathers)
Scott Warren .... boom operator
Linda Whittlesey .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Marc Banich .... special effects
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects supervisor
Bruce Hanover .... special effects
Kevin Harris .... special effects
James M. Reeves .... special effects
Jay Amor .... utility stunts
Tom Bahr .... stunts
Chick Bernhardt .... stunts
John Cade .... stunts
Arthur J. Edwards .... stunts
Gary Epper .... stunts
David 'Shark' Fralick .... stunts
Gary Lowe .... stunts
Bert Lynch .... stunts
Artie Malesci .... stunts
Anderson Martin .... stunts
Marc Mercury .... stunts
Sharon Schaffer .... stunts (as Sharon Shaffer)
Amy Stephen Wilder .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
James Bright .... electrician
Jerry G. Callaway .... camera operator (as Jerry Callaway)
Thomas Cocheo .... electrician
Herb Lee Davis Jr. .... additional first assistant camera
Stephen P. Durante .... grip
Jack Lee Gary .... first assistant camera (as Jack Gary)
Jay Gilbert .... electrician
Robert Heine .... additional first assistant camera (as Robert J. Heine)
James Klein .... grip
Edward Knott III .... key grip (as Eddie Knott III)
Ed Knott Jr. .... key grip (as Eddie Knott Jr.)
Kevin Knott .... grip (as Kevin Tomas Knott)
J. Steven Latham .... additional second assistant camera
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator (as Lawrence McConkey)
Casey Osborne .... grip
Rusty Pouch .... electrician (as Arnold 'Rusty' Pouch)
Pierre Roseman .... gaffer
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Barry Ryan .... best boy electric
Jeffrey C. Simon .... additional camera operator
Thomas Smaling .... grip
William Smaling .... additional camera operator
William Smaling .... grip
Egon Stephan .... second assistant camera (as Egon Stephan Jr.)
William Tobin .... assistant camera (as Bill Tobin)
Robert Ulland .... Steadicam operator (as Robert K. Ulland)
Fred Valentine .... electrician (as Frederick Valentine)
Warner R. Wacha .... additional second assistant camera (as Warner Wacha)
Brian L. Williams .... additional first assistant camera (as Brian Williams)
John Winner .... additional camera operator
Casting Department
Tim Dinan .... extras casting: Florida
Carol Lefko .... casting associate
Dee Miller .... casting: Florida
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Lou Byrd .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Crasper .... seamstress
Robert Musco .... wardrobe supervisor
Esther Robinson .... assistant wardrobe
Susan Salzano .... seamstress (as Sue Salzano)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Albert Coleman .... first assistant editor
Kristin McCray .... assistant editor
Gaston Santiso .... assistant editor (as Gaston M. Santiso)
Curt Schulkey .... additional film editor (as Curtis Schulkey)
Eric Whitfield .... assistant editor
Music Department
Carlton Kaller .... music editor (as Carl Kaller)
Michael Stone .... music mixer
Richard Whitfield .... supervising music editor
Transportation Department
Billy Foster .... transportation captain
Huey Laborde .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Jami Lyn Abell .... assistant: Mr. Roth
Brian Arlt .... production assistant
Steven Belgard .... unit publicist
Dawn Darfus .... assistant production accountant
D. Rex Downham .... projectionist
Sally J. Duerr .... production assistant (as Sally Duerr)
Nicklas Farrantello .... production assistant
Mark Frigola .... production assistant
Debi Giudice .... production assistant
Carol Green .... unit publicist
Joel Hatch .... production assistant
Philip Hoelcher .... animal handler
Claudio Jacobellis .... production assistant
Mary Jane Nolan Kelly .... unit coordinator
Michelle Lerable .... production assistant
Artie Malesci .... animal/marine coordinator
Lisa Maniscalco .... production assistant
Arturo Mendez .... set crew
Dan Perri .... title designer
Danny Pinder .... production assistant
Helen Pollak .... assistant: Mr. Kurland
Susana Preston .... script supervisor
Celia Randolph .... production office coordinator
Steve Seidel .... production assistant
Sharon B. Taksel .... production assistant (as Sharon Taksel)
Elaine Taverrile .... assistant production accountant (as Elaine Taverrite)
Sam Tedesco .... assistant location manager
Kai Thorup .... production assistant
Sherry Thorup .... location manager
Gary Weddington .... production accountant
Kevin Williams .... production assistant
Kevin Williams .... production assistant

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Poindexter (Timothy Busfield) knows how to say "bite my crank" in at least two languages: Spanish and Seminole.See more »
Factual errors: During the jail scene, two of the boys are playing chess. Considering they are experienced players (Skolnick's remark at the beginning of the movie); they should have seen that the board was in the wrong position.See more »
Roger:[admitting that he framed the Tri-Lambs] OK. Maybe I did. What are you gonna do about it, Skolnick? You gonna make a little speech? It's not gonna do any good. Wanna know why? Because I'm strong and you're weak. Because I'm the type of guy that everybody here wants to be like, and you are pathetic. That's the way it is. That's the way it's always gonna be, and there's nothing you or your pencil-neck geek friends can do or say about it. Comprende, dickhead?
Lewis Scolnick:You're right, Rog. There's nothing I can say about it.
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Row, Row, Row Your BoatSee more »


What characters return from the first film? What ones do not? Do any characters not return after this film?
When in the jail cell, the nerds refer to the big, tough guy in there as the "Missing Link." What does this mean?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
OK it's not as good as the original, but it's a fun 90 minutes anyway, 2 March 2008
Author: sgtking from United States

The 1984 comedy 'Revenge of the Nerds' was a hit in it's time and has had a much deserved following for decades. It's no surprise that a sequel, let alone 3, was produced a few years later. Though it didn't do nearly as well as it's predecessor, this sequel is still a fun way to kill an hour and a half.

Pros: A funny 'Star Wars' style opening. A still very appealing original cast and some great newcomers. Some good humor and sight gags. Plenty of beautiful Florida scenery. A quick pace. The datedness adds to the overall fun and feel of the movie. Like the original there's plenty memorable scenes.

Cons: Some of the humor falls flat. The plot is pretty thin. They try to recreate some things from the original, for example the music performance, but with lesser results.

Final thoughts: None of the sequels to the original 'Nerds' film will ever be mistaken for comedy gems, but you could certainly do much worse. At least they didn't make as many sequels as were made to 'Police Academy.'

My rating: 3/5

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