I first saw "Revenge of the Nerds" when I was ten that's right, ten . Some people at school had been making fun of me, calling me a nerd. After I saw "ROTF", I was finally proud to call myself a nerd albeit not one who wears glasses, has buck teeth, and has his pant legs halfway up his calves .It's especially great that the nerds were such a diverse group of people Booger may have been gross, but he clearly had a brain .And there's also an interesting thing about the cast. Robert Carradine must be the only person who has co-starred with both Jane Fonda he <more>
played the brother in "Coming Home" and with the guy who played Booger. And I never realized that Stan was played by the same guy who played Roger on "Happy Days".So, if you're any kind of individual who has spent his/her life getting bullied, this is the movie for you!
I think this movie is still one of the funniest movies of the 1980's and today.Robert Carradine as Lewis Skonick and Anthony Edwards as Gilbert Lowell are awesome.The movie really shows that being a nerd is a great thing,I believe that if you have intelligence, don't be ashamed of yourself, this movie deals with being bullied cause of not being beautiful. The nerds who join together,form their fraternity, Lambda Lambda Lambda, fight back against the Alpha Betas, the jock fraternity, and come out on top. The other cast members Curtis Armstrong Better Off Dead and One Crazy Summer as <more>
Booger is so awesome, Brian Tochi as Toshiro Takashi, Timothy Busfield Thirtysomething as Arnold Poindexter, Larry B. Scott SuperForce as Lamar Latrell, the gay nerd, Andrew Casesse as Harold Wormser, the youngest nerd of them all. Ted McGinley Happy Days, Love Boat, and Married With Children as Alpha Beta leader Stan Gable, Donald Gibb Jocks and Amazon Women On The Moon as Ogre, David Wohl as Dean Ulich, Bernie Casey as U.N. Jefferson, Julia Montgomery Up The Creek a s Betty Childs, Michelle Meyrink Real Genius and The Outsiders as Judy, they all give great performances in the film. John Goodman of Roseanne plays the mean Coach Harris, he is awesome in the movie too. James Cromwell Babe, Star Trek First Contact, and L.A. Confidential as Mr. Skolnick, Lewis's nerdy father is funny.The nerds fought for themselves and won the Nerd Revolution against the beautiful people, they gained control of The Greek Council. For all of the beautiful people out there, time has come for "Revenge Of The Nerds". I give this movie 2 thumbs up and a 10/10 stars.I have the soundtrack to this movie, I recommend getting the soundtrack, it is awesome.
I don't understand why this movie is rated only a 6. It is far superior to most of the comedies from around the same time and a lot of comedies from recent years. It holds up today amazingly well. Most comedies from the 80's kind of lose their charm over the years. I saw this again recently with my wife she had never seen it , and she loved it and I laughed just as much as I did before. It's not just a mindless college sex romp like Porky's. It had some intelligence and a lot of heart. It was also refreshingly politically incorrect and raunchy. There are some truly <more>
unforgettable characters, like Booger and Lamar. The Asian guy was really funny too. Also, the child prodigy. There were lots of funny, quotable lines, and tons of hilarious scenes, like the party scene. The talent show performance was a moment in history. The end was truly touching. This movie is a classic. It's up there with "Airplane", "Weird Science", and "There's Something About Mary". You don't have to be a nerd to love it! Anybody that didn't like this movie is NOT someone I'd want to associate with.
With the resurgence of the raunchy teen comedy, now seems like as good a time as ever to go back and study its roots. What kinds of films influenced American Pie and Road Trip? It is easy to point out films like Porky's, Animal House and Fasttimes, but somewhere forgotten in all this is Jeff Kanew's hilarious flick REVENGE OF THE NERDS. This is not only entertaining and funny, but it contains what has to be considered a blue print for success in campus comedy. Take lots of people getting drunk, jocks ostracizing nerds from there way of life, the weak rising up to take back what is <more>
just as much a right as it is to others, and of course lots of nudity featuring an abundance of gorgeous women. What you have here is a great recipe for success.What made Revenge work is that it didn't try to pretend to be something that it wasn't. This was an exploitive sex-fest and it worked well. What it also had was a funny script and one that we could all relate to. I mean, who hasn't felt left out or relegated to the side lines while someone else gets all the glory? Besides being extremely funny, this film touched on something that we all can relate to.Revenge of the Nerds is another of the teen films that was hilarious and it ended up spawning a slew of sequels. Avoid them and see this one again. It's worth it, especially if you were a teen when it came out. And if you are a teen now, this is a treat to watch. This is one of the films that writers study when they are thinking what they can put into their film to make it crude, rude and raunchy. This should be a must see!9 out of 10
Revenge Of The Nerds: One of the best of it's kind (by Platypuschow)
I was late to the party, though I grew up on films like this I never got round to watching the Revenge Of The Nerds movies but I'm really glad I finally did.I expected Porkys 1981 , I expected a semi-brainless raunchy 1980's comedy but what I found was SO much more.With an immensely talented varied cast ranging from those who became huge stars like John Goodman to underrated talents like Curtis Armstrong this near perfectly crafted comedy benefits from an outstanding cast who make the film that much more special.Side splittingly funny, well written, excellent 80's soundtrack, <more>
feel good vibe and without excess T&A the Revenge Of The Nerds ticks every box twice and entertained me in a way I never expected and haven't experienced from a comedy like this in recent memory.I personally cannot wait to get around to the sequels and find out what our Nerd friends get up to next.
I think every kid growing up should be required to watch this. Revenge of the nerds is hilarious but its also surprisingly touching and still relevant today. What the movie depicts as going on is sadly realistic-at least at the schools I attended. The movie's message is an important one and accurate-a great film for anyone who's ever felt lonely, alienated,completely on the outside looking in-and I think that would include many if not most people, including the tormentors of others as well as the people tormented. Revenge does a great job of showing that and the last scene is one of <more>
the most enjoyable I've seen. I'm not a "sequel" person so I haven't seen the followups but this is one of the best movies for teens and one of my all time favorites. NERDS NERDS!!!!
This is one that I think will be popular for many years to come. The film is about Nerds, who are looked down upon, ignored, even discriminated against by the popular set, and how the Nerds get even. No, they don't get even, they get *ahead*! Starring Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards and Curtis Armstrong as the Nerds and Julia Montgomery, Ted McGinley and as Ogre Donald Gibb as the popular set. The whole story revolves around brains vs brawn, determination in the face of adversity, and, ultimately, pride in what you are, whether popular or not. The Nerds are ingenious at times, and, <more>
despite occasional despair, never quite give up the ship. I hope I'm not making the film sound serious, because it is definitely NOT really serious. It has an awful lot of humor. The brand of humor in this film is definitely different from what usually passes for humor I'm most of today's films, that being sophomoric sexual innuendo, physical slapstick or scatological. I really like this flick, and you will too!
Plot-- Tired of getting shoved around by campus elites, college nerds use their smarts to strike back. It all goes down in pretty raunchy fashion.Okay, much of the 90-minutes is silly amusing-- Lewis's honking laugh, the commando raid on the Pi house, Ogre's Neanderthal antics, etc. But the screenplay's really well written. More importantly, the story also has a serious subtext wrapped in occasionally hilarious social satire. Some such occurs in the climax when the carnival crowd rallies around the nerds. That's because the everyday folks have also experienced personal <more>
put-downs from our jocks and beauty driven culture. The nerds may have used their brains to outwit the dominant Alpha Beta's and Pi's. But the appeal of their grievance spreads to the carnival crowd who rally around them. Likely, the movie's real object is to affirm the worth of the non-beautiful non-athletic ordinary person. In short, those of us everyday types who don't appear on magazine covers or ESPN. Good!The fact that the moral is wrapped in an entertaining screenplay makes it all the more effective. Note how the spectrum of outcasts pretty much runs the traditional gamut from gays to racial minorities to social misfits. I guess my only complaint is making the nerdy Lewis more sexually compelling to sorority girl Betty than the blonde Adonis. The point is a good one— namely, that looks need have nothing to do with sexual performance. But, does the script have to cover every base and spread it on so thick. Anyway, the movie's a little gem and can stand on its own with other raunchy comedies of the period. More importantly, it has a good point to make, as well.
Animal House is of course the best college comedy, but this film would come in at a close second. There are plenty of good bits here that will surely make you laugh, but I do believe that the film could have used a bit more work in terms of the script, but as a whole it works and this is among the better comedies of this period. This is one of the few college comedies that has some of the most memorable characters and for that, it remains a classic college comedy that will surely entertain you. The cast make it a fun film to watch and it is definitely a fine 80's comedy that will <more>
entertain you from start to finish. The story is simple, yet memorable in the long run.