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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The nerds perpetuate a nasty streak of behavior toward women that violates the film's general live-and-let-live attitude, and it stains what is otherwise intended as raunchy but lighthearted fun."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"It's got everything for this kind of film %u2013 nudity, sex, swearing and dirty jokes."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Pocket-protector fans, unite! Some funny moments."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A low-caloric comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Hope for 4-eyed computer experts who let their mother's dress them."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"Racy college comedy has heart; OK for older teens."
‑ Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media
"a questionable classic at best."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Compared to most of today's gross-out extravaganzas... this exceedingly upbeat saga seems almost wholesome."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"It was an 80's thing."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"One of the landmark tits and ass films of the eighties, and surprisingly a comedy with a lot of humor and even some heart."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Somewhere in all the fluff and garbage is just enough heart to make Revenge of the Nerds one of the forefathers of a generation of light-hearted comedies like American Pie, American Pie 2 and American Wedding."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"the best t&a teen comedy"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"A teen-sex comedy with a brain!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The ultimate 80's teen comedy...Carradine and Edwards are gut-bustingly hilarious!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Okay teen comedy, but nothing special."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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