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Revenge of the Nerds ()


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At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.

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Lewis
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Gilbert
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Poindexter
Andrew Cassese ...
Wormser
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'Booger'
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Lamar
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Takashi
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Betty Childs (as Julie Montgomery)
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Judy
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Stan Gable
Matt Salinger ...
Burke
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Ogre
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Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
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Dean Ulich
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Coach Harris
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U.N. Jefferson
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Mrs. Lowe
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Sergeant
Roger Carter ...
U.N. Assistant
Kres Mersky ...
Mrs. Wormser
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Woman
Lisa Welch ...
Suzy
Suzanne B. Hayes ...
Michelle
Shawn Siqueiros ...
Joanne
Sandra Katzel ...
Connie
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Trainer (as Henry M. Kendrick)
Fumio Kodama ...
Japanese Man
Lance Lombardo ...
Lamar's Date
William B. Wilson ...
Tough-Looking Guy
Carl Cherry ...
Tri-Lamb
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Blond Nerd
Taylor Samuels ...
Plaid Brother
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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)
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Larry Fine robot (uncredited) (voice)
Kris Levario ...
TV Aerobic Instructor (uncredited)
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Little Boy (uncredited)
Michael L. White ...
Jock (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jeff Kanew

Written by

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Tim Metcalfe ... (story) &
Miguel Tejada-Flores ... (story) and
Steve Zacharias ... (story) &
Jeff Buhai ... (story)
 
Steve Zacharias ... (screenplay) &
Jeff Buhai ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Peter Bart ... executive producer
Ted Field ... producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott ... co-producer
David Obst ... executive producer
Peter Samuelson ... producer
Steve Zacharias ... producer

Music by

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Thomas Newman

Cinematography by

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King Baggot ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Alan Balsam

Editorial Department

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Deborah Cichocki ... assistant editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Amy E. Duddleston ... post-production assistant
Nancy Forner ... assistant editor
Debra Neil-Fisher ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Susan Arnold

Production Design by

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James L. Schoppe

Set Decoration by

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Frank Lombardo

Makeup Department

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Frank Griffin ... makeup artist
Yolanda Toussieng ... hair stylist
Mark Wittenberg ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Henry Kline ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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

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Bob Daniels ... adr editor
Pieter Hubbard ... sound editor (as Pieter S. Hubbard)
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 ... re-recording mixer
Theodore Soderberg ... re-recording mixer
Paul Wells ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Joseph A. Unsinn ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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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 / stunts
Danny Rogers ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ron Batzdorff ... still photographer
Stephen E. Bridge ... camera operator (as Stephen Bridge)
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
Egon Stephan Jr. ... second assistant camera (as Egon Stephan)
Ronald Vidor ... Steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Paula Herold ... casting: New York
Susan Johnson ... casting intern

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Hopper ... costumer: women
Eddie Marks ... costume supervisor
Radford Polinsky ... costumer: men

Location Management

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Robert Maharis ... location manager (as Bob Maharis)

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
George Doering ... musician
John R. Harris ... music editor (as John Harris)
Martin Schwartz ... music supervisor
Tim Sexton ... executive in charge of music (as Timothy R. Sexton)
Armin Steiner ... scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Michael Connolly ... transportation coordinator (as Mike Connolly)
Dean E. Mason ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Brad Dechter ... source arrangements
Pete Emmet ... unit publicist
Dorain Grusman ... choreographer
Kisuna Jacobsen ... script supervisor
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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Rick Munoz

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Taglines They've been laughed at, picked on and put down. But now it's time for the odd to get even! Their time has come! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les tronches (France)
  • Die Rache der Eierköpfe (Germany)
  • La revancha de los novatos (Spain)
  • La venganza de los nerds (Mexico)
  • De nerds slaan terug (Netherlands)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,513,090, 22 Jul 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia James Cromwell has said that when he came up with the nerd laugh, that the other actors imitated, he realized while driving home from the studio on the first day of production it was his ex-wife's laugh. See more »
Goofs While Gilbert and Louis are carrying the trunk towards their dorms, just before the two bikes crash into each other, the shadow of the camera and cameraman appear on the road. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Election (2001). See more »
Soundtracks Revenge of the Nerds See more »
Crazy Credits The title appears on screen immediately following the 20th Century Fox logo, before the Fox Fanfare concludes. See more »
Quotes Stan Gable: [to Booger] What are you looking at, nerd?
Booger: [to himself] I thought I was looking at my mother's old douche-bag, but that's in Ohio.
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