Taglines: The time has come for Revenge of the Nerds! Let the battle begin!
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?
Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Ted Field and Peter Samuelson, directed by Jeff Kanew, and starring Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia Montgomery, Brian Tochi, Larry B. Scott, Michelle Meyrink, John Goodman, and Donald Gibb. The film’s plot chronicles a group of nerds at the fictional Adams College trying to stop the ongoing harassment by the jock fraternity, the Alpha Betas, who are aided by their sister sorority Pi Delta Pi.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Directed by: Jeff Kanew
Starring: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Julia Montgomery, Michelle Meyrink, Ted McGinley, Curtis Armstrong
Screenplay by: Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores
Production Design by: James L. Schoppe
Cinematography by: King Baggot
Film Editing by: Alan Balsam
Set Decoration by: Frank Lombardo
Music by: Thomas Newman
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: July 20, 1984