Revenge of the Nerds [Blu-ray] [1984]

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  • Release Date: 05/06/2014
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (199 out of 200)

Special Features


  • I'm a nerd, and I'm pretty proud of it
  • Deleted scenes
  • Revenge of the Nerds TV pilot
  • Commentary by director Jeff Kanew and actors Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield and Curtis Armstrong
  • Original theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Revenge of the Nerds
Revenge of the Nerds is the juvenile sex comedy perhaps most synonymous with the 1980s, alternating gags and scantily clad women with a power to the underdogs mentality that prompted three sequels. The handsome jocks of Alpha Beta, led by Stan (Ted McGinley), run Adams College, which means that when they burn down their house after a stunt involving grain alcohol and an open flame, they kick a bunch of socially inept freshman out of their dorm and into the gymnasium. But sleeping on cots is only the beginning of their worries, as the so-called nerds soon become the target of pranks by Alpha Beta, assisted by Betty (Julie Montgomery) and the gorgeous gals of Pi Delta Pi. Instead of taking the abuse sitting down, the displaced freshman, led by Gilbert (Anthony Edwards) and Lewis (Robert Carradine), buy a ramshackle house, affiliate themselves with the only national chapter who will take them (the all-black Lambda Lambda Lambda), and use their superior intellect to launch a counterstrike. The bespectacled but loveable geeks set up surveillance cameras in the Pi bathroom and put liquid heat in the athletes' jock straps, then draft a sister sorority of misfits (Omega Mu) to strengthen their resources. The frats quickly become bitter rivals, and the goal is to win the annual fraternity decathlon, which involves such feats as a burping contest and a go-cart race, with bragging rights (and perhaps peace of mind) at stake. Look for John Goodman and future thirtysomething cast member Timothy Busfield in small roles, and expect a torrent of nasal laughter. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robert Carradine
    Robert Carradine - Lewis
  • Anthony Edwards
    Anthony Edwards - Gilbert
  • Ted McGinley
    Ted McGinley - Stan
  • Bernie Casey
    Bernie Casey - U.N. Jefferson
  • Julia Montgomery
    Julia Montgomery - Betty



Customer rating

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100%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Booger, Ogre, Pondexter yes please!

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    Kingdave
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    Clap your hands everybody, and everybody clap your hands! We're Lambda Lambda Lambda and... Omega Mu We come here on stage tonight to do a show for you We've got a rockin rhythm and a high tech sound That'll make you move your body down to the ground We've got Poindexter on the violin And Louis and Gilbert will be joinin' in We've got Booger Presley on a mean guitar And a rap by little old me Lamar We've got Takashi beating on his gong The boys and the Mu's are clapping along And just when you thought you'd seen it all Along comes a Lambda 4 ft tall! So Wormser won't you come out here, on the floor, so we can work our bodies like never before Break!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm a nerd through and through

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    oat2400
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    I think each and every one of us have moments of being nerds. Even the jocks that don't want to believe they have nerd in them, secretly are nerds. Whether it is the comic book collection, still collecting action figures as adults, or just being wicked smart, they have nerd in them! I am proud of my nerd self, not being afraid to let it show, and appreciating this legend- "wait for it" - ary movie! It was almost like a rite of passage to see Revenge of the Nerds when it came out, and it gave hope to all us nerds, that it is possible to be cool while being a nerd, and we can get the girl in the end. Nerds of the world unite!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS- FUNNY

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    Revenge of the Nerds is unabashedly juvenile at times, but it has a built in audience due to the fact that, to paraphrase one of the nerds in the film, "there are more of us than there are of you" (meaning the beautiful people like jocks and cheerleaders). That sweet undercurrent of underdogs coming out on top informs this film and provides the emotional component that helps to offset some iffy comedy. Carradine and Edwards are a lot of fun as the titular nerds, and the supporting cast is colorful and hyperbolic. This Blu-ray release sports generally very good to excellent technical specs, and comes Recommended.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smarts Outsmart Smart Alecks

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    Ethanplus1
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    I have always been a HUGE fan of this film and the R rated comedies from the 80s. Nerds have solid performances, great gags and even a music number thrown in for good measure. Sure looks good in the collection. BB always has some hidden gems in those bins. Do yourself a favor...dig through 'em, never know what you'll find. One thing's for sure, you'll always find something and at a great price.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat 1980's movie with three sequels.

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    RaynMan2142
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    At Adams College, the jocks rule the school from their house on high, the Alpha Beta fraternity. So when a group of socially-challenged misfits try to go Greek, they're instantly rejected by every house on campus. Deciding to start their own fraternity to protect their outcast brothers, the campus nerds soon find themselves in a battle royale as the Alpha Betas try to crush their new rivals.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comedy with a message about college

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    RandomReviewer
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    Raunchy comedy with some nudity and language that promotes the message that being different is acceptable. In the battle between the jocks and nerds, the nerds stand up for themselves. Even funnier if you know the University of Arizona campus where it was filmed since scenes were filmed for laughs and not always adjacent to each other. The extras make it even better.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Adult Comedy

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    BadBeav20
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    One of the great adult comedies of all time, the film showcases unique and great performances from all cast members. The underdog story is strong and the film moves at a brisk pace. The only downside is the treatment of women within the cast, however, given the world of the film and the setting the male point of view can be understandable, if not completely forgivable.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Re-imagined Animal House

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    brando79az
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    Imagine Animal House re-imagined. I use this comparison mainly becuase the movie is about rooting for the college underdogs and their comical antics. One thing that made this great was how it maintained humor without (too many) body-humor jokes or slapstick humor. All cast was serious about their craft and were trying to make a quality product and it showed.

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