The naughty high schoolers of Angel Beach High now seek revenge on a group of KKK religious fanatics and corrupt politicians who want to shut down their Shakespeare production after they cast a Seminole transfer student in the lead.
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Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to help a buddy lose his virginity, which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
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Robin Thomas Grossman
The third movie in the Nerds series: The nerds are now in control of the university, as a result of Lewis Skolnick and the rest's actions in the two previous movies. A new generation of sportsmen arrive, however, determined on winning the school back. The principle, himself an ex-nerd fighter, helps them, and the nerds return to suppression. Harold Skolnick needs help from his uncle Lewis, the hero of the first two movies. Lewis, however, are not too proud of his nerd past, and won't reveal any of it, much less help his nephew. However, his wife makes him change his mind, and with help from his friends from the first two movies, they start the fight to win the school back, using classic nerd tricks. Written by
Rune Dahl Fitjar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
According to an interview in Maxim celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first "Revenge" movie, when it was revealed that Anthony Edwards wasn't going to be in the third movie because he was busy shooting "some medical show in Chicago", the response from the cast was, "They make one of those every year in Hollywood, why's he wasting his time?". The show that Edwards was busy making, of course, was ER (1994). See more »
Lewis' car has a California license plate, but earlier films in the series implied that Adams College was in Arizona. See more »
[after Lewis refuses to help the Tri-Lambs]
I used to have an uncle. His name wasn't Lew, it was *Lewis*! And I was proud to have his Scolnick blood coursing through my veins!
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Like a tame version of the original, but still fun for fans
Let's be honest, some movies don't need a sequel or at least more than one. Sometimes the memory of the original can be tarnished a little with each new installment. The first 'Rocky' was an Oscar winning film that many feel stands fine on it's own, but that didn't stop Sly Stallone and the studio from producing a new sequel every few years. There comes a time when someone needs to say, "Enough is enough," right? 'Revenge of the Nerds' was a surprise hit, which led to a sequel three years later that, while nowhere near as good, is a fair continuation. Well if you thought you'd seen the end of the battle between the Alpha Betas and Tri-Lambs think again because the series was brought back for the 90s.
Pros: The cast, consisting of series veterans and many newcomers, has fun with it. A few really funny situations. Fast paced. A pretty good updating of the concept. Has some of the heart of the first in it. The positive message of the original still shines through.
Cons: Since this was made for TV it's much tamer than 1 and 2. Looks and feels like a TV movie. Some of the humor really misses the mark. A bit more wacky this time, whereas the original and even 'Nerds in Paradise' were a bit more real despite the ridiculous story. Pretty predictable. Pretty terrible score and soundtrack.
Final thoughts: The world really didn't need another 'Nerds' film, but it could have been much worse. It tries to top the original at times, but ends up greatly paling in comparison. Still if you're a fan and want to see the gang back together with the next generation you'll probably still have a good time.
My rating: 2.5/5
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