When lovable nerds Gilbert and Lewis embark on their freshman year at Adams College, little do they realize the dangers that await them. They are beset by taunting from the jocks of Alpha Beta fraternity, which only worsens when the jocks accidentally burn down their house and toss the freshmen out of the freshmen dorm. To make matters more problematic, Lewis develops a crush on pretty Betty Childs, popular sorority sister and quarterback's girlfriend. Joined by the aptly named Booger and the violin-playing Poindexter, the nerds soon realize they must form their own fraternity in self-defense. Soon the tables are turned as the nerds employ high-tech warfare against the jocks.... but can they really succeed and make a difference?Written by
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The song that Poindexter practices on his violin throughout the movie is actually a very slowed down version of his part in the homecoming carnival musical number. See more »
The label for the brown bottle of "Liquid Heat" changes position between shots to always face the camera. See more »
[Gilbert tries to get at the microphone, but Coach Harris and the Alpha Betas grab him]
Leave him alone!
What did you say?
I said leave him alone!
I'll break his goddamn neck if he doesn't...
You will do NOTHING of the sort! Don't touch that boy!
[Gilbert gets shoved to the ground and the coach shoves Dean Ulich]
[Shoves Coach Harris]
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The opening credits sequence is played over the Nerds' drive to Adams College. See more »
UK cinema and video versions were complete. The 2003 TCF DVD featured a re-edited print which was changed for legal reasons to remove a genuine telephone number on the "For Rent" sign. See more »
Although it may be all a bit silly and quite clichéd, this is nevertheless a good film of its type, with main characters that are appealing and a great title song, scored by Thomas Newman, who would later compose the scores of movies such as 'American Beauty'. The film does not really go anywhere much at all, the jokes work only about half the time, and it is all a bit short on its content, but despite all of this, the film has a pleasant and rather enjoyable nature not common to the average college comedy, and this makes it a rather uniquely likable film overall. It may not be a great piece of cinema, but it is quite good entertainment.
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