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Killer Nerd (1991)

Unrated | | Comedy , Horror
A nerd is harassed by punks, and is the object of ridicule at work. Enamoured by a co-worker, he buys a tape series on how to be cool, summons up his nerve, and goes to the co-worker's ... See full summary »

Directors:

Mark Steven Bosko, Wayne Alan Harold (as Wayne A. Harold)

Writers:

Mark Steven Bosko, Wayne Alan Harold (as Wayne A. Harold)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mimsel Dendak Mimsel Dendak ... Dream Girl
Toby Radloff ... Harold Kunkle
Tony Zanoni Tony Zanoni ... Leelee
Niko DePofi Niko DePofi ... T.J.
Heidi Lohr Heidi Lohr ... Sally
Richard Zaynor Richard Zaynor ... Jeff
Greg Miller Greg Miller ... Slick Dick
Candice Dorco Candice Dorco ... Babe One
Lisa Klevenow Lisa Klevenow ... Babe Two
Shawn Hayden Shawn Hayden ... Commercial Nerd (as Shawn N. Hayden)
Virginia Scott Virginia Scott ... Helen Kunkle
Kim Allen Kim Allen ... Receptionist
Tina Martens Tina Martens ... Shampoo Girl
Chip Cipriano Chip Cipriano ... Hair Stylist
Teresa Bosko Teresa Bosko ... Flower Girl
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Storyline

A nerd is harassed by punks, and is the object of ridicule at work. Enamoured by a co-worker, he buys a tape series on how to be cool, summons up his nerve, and goes to the co-worker's house, only to find her in the clutches of another co-worker. Dejected, he goes out on the town and parties with some babes, but when their friends, who turn out to be the same punks that harassed him earlier, trash him again something snaps, and the irritants in his life begin experiencing an attrition problem. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Akron, Ohio, USA See more »

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Budget:

$12,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Wayne Alan Harold was being treated for cancer when he made this film. See more »

Goofs

Harold Kunkle's glasses alternate between having tape on them and having no tape on them throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Receptionist: Can I help you?
Harold Kunkle: Yes! Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Life has given me lemons, and I'm going to make lemonade. I got a tiger by his tail and he's mean! I got a stiff upper lip and a tight ass.
Receptionist: Uh-huh. Well what can I do for you?
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Connections

Followed by Bride of Killer Nerd (1992) See more »

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Rock It Tonight
Written by Roddy Roeser and Mark Savina
Performed by Terning Fors
Courtesy of BMI Records
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Shouldn't this have won some kind of an award?
13 March 2010 | by TromafreakSee all my reviews

Poor Harold. A life long nerd. This guy has no social skills, greasy hair, stupid clothes, a ridiculous voice, he's irritating, his peers make fun of him and his only friend is his mother. Yeah, Harold Kunkle is a nerd if there ever was such a thing.

Is there seriously no hope for Harold? Enter Slick Dick. This Infomercial guy might be Harold's one and only hope for social salvation.

Slick Dick seems to know all the right things to say, and do, and how to dress, and most importantly, how to be confident. Or maybe it's just those Back To The Future Solar Shades he was wearing.

Whatever the case, Harold is desperate enough to try anything at this point. So he orders Slick Dick's motivational tape. Finally, the secrets of coolness will be revealed.

And if Slick Dick's advice doesn't work... well, then there's always that killing spree Harold has been thinking about.

Killer Nerd is a comically-hopeless tale of one sad, lonely man-child's burning desire to rise above his own reject status, only to be sabotaged by those who hate those who are different.

Well, them, and his own ridiculous qualities. Or maybe he just needed some Solar Shades.

Brought to us by our pals at Troma, Killer Nerd is some extremely entertaining B-Horror. Also very satirical, typical for the early 90's. Sadly, B-Horror from the 90's doesn't get a whole lot better than this, I mean, it's totally worthwhile and all, but it ain't no Exploitation masterpiece.

Anyone looking for another performance from the legendary Toby Radloff, Townies should do just fine. Oh yeah, and Bride Of Killer Nerd. For more in killer nerds, check out Hitch hike To Hell from Something Weird Video.

Don't expect a hell of a lot, and you won't be let down. If you're expecting to be entertained, as opposed to being impressed, you'll dig it. Killer Nerd only wants to make you laugh. 7/10


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