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Wimps (1986)

R | | Comedy | Video 17 October 1986
A nerdy college student is pressured to help a jock write love letters to the campus beauty, even though the nerd is in love with her himself.


Chuck Vincent


Craig Horrall (screenplay), Chuck Vincent (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louie Bonanno Louie Bonanno ... Francis
Tracey Adams ... Roxanne Chandless (as Deborah Blaisdell)
Jim Abele ... Charles Conrad
Veronica Hart ... Tracy (as Jane Hamilton)
Eddie Prevot Eddie Prevot ... Duke
Derrick R. Roberts Derrick R. Roberts ... Cannon
Philip Campanaro Philip Campanaro ... Stinky
Michael Heintzman Michael Heintzman ... Delbert
Douglas Gibson ... Pledge #1
Edward R. Mallia Edward R. Mallia ... Pledge #2
Steven Shaw Steven Shaw ... Pledge #3
Jeanne Marie Jeanne Marie ... Janice
Gretchen Kingsley Gretchen Kingsley ... Debbie
Everett Sherman Jr. Everett Sherman Jr. ... Dunken (as Everett E. Sherman Jr.)
Thomas K. Belgrey ... Rammer (as Thomas Belgrey)


A nerdy college student is pressured to help a jock write love letters to the campus beauty, even though the nerd is in love with her himself.

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17 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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A Noite do Caloiro See more »

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Platinum Pictures See more »
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Referenced in Romeo and Juliet Part II (1988) See more »

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Most underrated fraternity movie ever!
14 October 2005 | by FilmDeMagnifiqueSee all my reviews

After watching Wimps, I have come to the conclusion that it is one of the most underrated fraternity romps ever. In the midst of classics such as "Porky's" and "Animal House", "Wimps" cruises under the radar as a genuinely heart-warming romantic comedy, of similar quality to "Say Anything". But don't be fooled, folks! This vivacious, feel good comedy also delivers the laughs, and Louie Bonanno plays a pitch perfect neurotic that would make even Woody Allen blush! The role of the alpha jock, played with flawless timing by Jim Abele, gives the film a timeless "Beauty and the Beast" dynamic between Abele and the always beautiful Tracy Adams. The synergy between the actors makes the sum of the parts greater than the whole in this little known 80's gem!

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