Revenge of the Nerds

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Jeff Kanew
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Gilbert, you better

get up. They're here.

- I'm up.

- You Okay?

- Yeah.

- You're sure?

Sure, I'm sure.

Mom, you remember the

first time you left home?

Yes. And I was just

as scared as you are.

I'm not scared, really.

I just don't like the idea of

leaving you here all alone.

Oh, I'll be fine.

I was fine when you went

away to computer camp.

- Mom, that was just for two weeks.

- I can take care of myself.

- I'm much more worried about you.

- I'm gonna be just fine.

Anyways, I'm not gonna

be alone. I got Lewis.


Come on. Rise and shine.

Dad's waiting outside in

the car. It's all packed.

- Hi, Flo.

- Hi.

It's a beautiful day, isn't it?

It's gonna be a great year.

Now, I figure with

lunch and two A.R.V.'s

we should be on the road

approximately seven hours,

eighteen minutes and seven seconds.

- A.R.V.'s?

- Average restroom visits.

Oh, I'm so proud of you two boys.

Come on, Gilbert.

Let's go to college.


Hey, Lewis, what time you got?

I'm trying to work out our exact E.T.A.

I got 2:
37. Dad, how

fast are we going?

I've, uh, got the old

cruise control set at 35.

Adams College. Home of the Atoms.

Gilbert, this is gonna

be really neat.

Yeah? I sure hope so.

What if it isn't, huh?

Don't be so negative. We're gonna

have the time of our lives.

I'm not being negative.

I'm just being nervous, okay?

Well, don't be, okay? 'Cause

everything's gonna be great.

- Just like high school, right?

- This is college.

Remember. There's 6,127

students at Adams,

- 58% of which are girls.

- So?

So that's 7,107.32 b*obs.

Aw, you college guys are all alike.

All you really care about is getting laid.

I wish I was goin' with you.


Wow. This campus is awesome.

It's a lot bigger than I expected.

- Maybe we should've gone to City Tech.

- Come on. Tech's nothin'.

You know Adams has got the best

computer department in the country.

Yeah, you're right.

Adams is the best.

Well, boys, I mean men,

here we are.

What an opportunity for you guys.

You're both gonna do great.

I'm proud of you.

Your father would have been

proud of you too, Gilbert.

Oh, I know Mr. Skolnick.

Don't tell my mother I was nervous, okay?

I wouldn't want her to worry.

- Of course not. Don't sweat it.

- Thanks.

Hey, Lewis. Come here. Sit down.

I envy you, Lewis. This is one of the

finest institutions in the country.

You're gonna do fantastic here.

Try not to break too

many hearts, huh, Lewis?

That hasn't been a

real problem yet, Dad.

Aw, come on. You're gonna make

some lucky girl very happy.

You're smart, easygoing.

Got your father's good looks.

And you got a great sense of humor.

Really believe in you, son.

- Thanks, Dad. I won't let you down.

- I know.

Gilbert, help me with the trunk.

- Uh, Gilbert...

- Yes, sir?

College isn't like high school.

You'll... You'll be on your own.

- I want you to take care of yourself.

- I will.

Anyway, I won't be alone.

I got Lewis.

- Besides, we're college men now, right?

- Right!


Whoop! Here. Come here.

Easier gettin' it down.

Come on, guys.

This is an historic moment.

All right.

- Say cheese!

- Cheese!

Got it.

Bye, Dad.

Bye. Thanks for the ride.

- Look at this!

- Ah.

Whoa. Look out.

- You okay?

- Yeah.

- Bye, Mr. Skolnick!

- Drive careful, Dad!

Wait a minute! Watch out!

Sorry! Excuse us.

At ease! At ease! At ease!

You know, Gilbert?

I feel different already.

Like, uh, more mature.

Yeah. Looks like we're

in for quite a change.

I'll say. Parties. Meeting new people.

This is really gonna be great.

- I don't know.

- Just relax. Be yourself.

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