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Revenge Of The Nerds

I'm a nerd, you're a nerd...

Geeky college students being victimized by frat boys, jock letterman and beautiful coed cheerleaders, decide to start their own fraternity and get revenge. Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards team up as the nerd ringleaders.
Additional cast:
Timothy Busfield, John Goodman, Bernie Casey, Andrew Cassese, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott, Brian Tochi, Julie Montgomery, Michelle Meyrink, Ted McGinley, Matt Salinger.
A cut above the other raunchy R-rated teen comedies of the 1980s

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Revenge Of The Nerds 2: Nerds In Paradise (1987)

In this PG-13 sequel, Carradine leads the nerd fraternity to a conference or something in Fort Lauderdale, FLA. Not as funny as the first one, but still fun. Several cast members return, and Anthony Edwards makes a cameo appearance. New cast members include James Hong of the MonsterVision movie Big Trouble In Little China, and Courtney Thorne-Smith (Ally's attorney friend in Ally McBeal). Followed by two TV-movie sequels with Carradine: in 1992 with "...The Next Generation," a new crop of freshmen; and 1994 with "...Nerds In Love," in which Booger gets married. By the way, Anthony Edwards didn't have much time for the sequel cause he'd just made the MonsterVision movie Top Gun (1986, as second banana to Tom Cruise) and then "Summer Heat." After the second Nerds movie, Timothy Busfield got a starring role in the 1987-91 TV-series "Thirty-Something," a hugely popular series about yuppies and their yuppie problems. He's been trying to live it down ever since. Now let's see what MonsterVision's Joe Bob Briggs thinks:
(From Joe Bob's Ultimate B Movie Guide)
"Robert Carradine returns as Head Nerd Lewis Skolnick, but he fails to deliver the Nerd Motto! Except for that one scene, we've got two hours of excellent nerding around, especially from the exalted Booger and his index finger. This time the nerd fraternity wins the right to go to the big national frat convention in Lauderdale, but once they get there everybody starts jackin with em, kickin em out of hotels, throwin em in the pool, gettin em thrown in jail, generally treatin em like the dorkheads they are. Then they accidentally discover an armored personnel carrier, have a Castro-style Nerd Revolution, and set up the next sequel.
movie poster Six breasts.
Nine thousand four hundred eighty-four jiggle shots.
One dead body.
Eight hundred thirty-seven cast members thrown in the pool.
Nerd packing.
Nerd nudity.
Great nerd rap song written by Devo.
Gratuitous virgin sacrifice.
Chess Fu.
Personal computer Fu.
Pocket-protector Fu.
With Courtney Thorne-Smith as the gratuitous nerd love interest,
Donald Gibb as beer-can-chewing nerd-eater Ogre,
Curtis Armstrong as the phlegm-hocking lizard-draining Booger,
and Timothy Busfield as Arnold Poindexter, the guy with glasses two miles thick ("Anxiety makes me flatulent").
Carradine has the best lines: "You know, you're not worth the lotion I squirted on you" and
"I'm not really the cool dude I seem to be." Three and a half stars
2000 Joe Bob Briggs All Rights Reserved. For this and other reviews by the artist formerly known as the host of MonsterVision, go to his website yonder at JoeBobBriggs.com

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Summer Heat (1987)

Will sultry farm wife Lori Singer give in to the charms of farm hand Bruce Abbott? Or will she continue to be neglected by husband Anthony Edwards? Will you care? Clint Eastwood was a little better than this in Bridges Of Madison County.
Additional cast: Kathy Bates, Clu Gulager, 90 minutes rated R.

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