Thread: Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

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    • 7 years 8 months ago
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    What do you all think of the 1984 geek-comedy film, Revenge of the Nerds?

    Some famous quotes:
    "What the f*ck is a frush?" - Booger (to Takashi)
    "What the f*ck are robster craws?" - Booger (to Takashi)

    A funny moment or two:
    *Danny Burke burning down the Alpha Beta house after his fireball moment, in which the cause of faulty wiring is the misnomer.
    *The nerds pouring "liquid heat" in the jocks' underwear.
    *Lewis (after stealing Stan's Darth Vader costume) raping Betty.
    *The nerds' talent-show presentation, in the form of a synth-pop dance. During this, we see Poindexter playing a rhinestoned electric violin.

    Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick
    Anthony Edwards as Gilbert Lowe
    James Cromwell as Mr. Skolnick (Lewis's dad)
    Curtis Armstrong as Dudley "Booger" Dawson
    Ted McGinley as Stan Gable (head Alpha Beta, or jock)
    Donald Gibb as Fred "Ogre" Palowakski (the other conniving Alpha Beta)
    Timothy Busfield as Arnold Poindexter (plays the violin)
    Brian Tochi as Toshiro Takashi
    Larry B. Scott as Lamar Latrell (the only black nerd, and also the only gay nerd)
    Andrew Cassese as Harold Wormser (the youngest nerd)
    Julie (sic; first name is actually Julia) Montgomery as Betty Childs (a Pi whose initial love interest was head Alpha Beta Stan Gable, but by the end of the picture, instead goes out with Tri-Lamb Lewis)
    Michelle Meyrink as Judy (the accordion-playing Omega Mu sorority sister, and Gilbert's love interest)
    Matt Salinger (son of novelist J.D.) as Danny Burke
    John Goodman as Coach Harris
    David Wohl as Dean Ulich
    Bernie Casey as U.N. Jefferson

    1987's Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise was not quite as successful, because of the elimination of many key characters from the original (Stan Gable, Betty Childs, etc.)

    A failed 1991 TV series (with Robbie Rist playing Booger) and two made-for-TV movies from 1992 and 1994 were also half-baked efforts to revive the success of the 1984 original. A recent remake of the original, planned for 2007, was canned.

    "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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    • 7 years 6 months ago
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    Awesome movie, i saw it when i was 4 on video and loved it as it's one of my favorite comedies ever, even my dad liked it.

    One of the funniest comedies i've seen and don't forget the hair-pie.
    "Nobody wants to see vampire killers or vampires either! apparently all they want are demented madmen running around in ski-masks hacking up young virgins"-Peter Vincent from Fright Night.
    • 6 years 4 months ago
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    It was a staple of my 80's movie diet.
    • 5 years 4 months ago
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    I love it they showed this on Vh1 and Comedy Central on the Labor Day weekend, just a fun and great 80's movie to watch.
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