Revenge of the Nerds (1984) was a surprise hit. The film follows the adventures of two "nerds" as they go to college and try to join a fraternity. Oh the trials and tribulations they go through. Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards are the two "nerds"who do just about everything they can to try and fit in with the rest of the college crowd. When they realize that they just wont be able to fit in with the jocks they decide to open up their own frat house with the other displaced nerds.
This one is the first and best of the series. They should have left well enough alone. But since this was made during the 80's, a mandatory sequel was made. I recommend this movie. It's entertaining and worth watching. But like all 80's movies it has to have a message. That's my only real complaint about the movie. A funny film none the less. Just avoid the rest of the series.
This is probably the greatest 80s comedy movie ever (if not all time). Its got the classic story about the jocks (cool kids) picking on the nerds. But what makes this so funny is that its all going on in college. The story itself sounds really stupid and ridiculous/far fetch. But what makes this movie so funny is exactly that. When you're watching a comedy movie, do you really wanna see one of those "oscar" performances or whatever those losers that ebert and ropert gives … more
Along with Animal House, this is one of the best films of its genre! Many hilarious scenes including their fraternity party and the school olympics. Robert Caradine is the ultimate nerd! The follow-up movie is hilarious too!