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Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

6. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

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Revenge of the Nerds, like The Paper Chase, is another college movie that seems often duplicated (like Revenge of the Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise, or Monsters University). Starring Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards (Top Gun) as the two leads in a film filled with quirky geeks, the premise of meek underdogs becoming the top dogs in a jock’s world seems to get recycled annually.  They even end up with the meatheads’ girlfriends. Cliché and predictable maybe, but that was the 80s.  Legendary character actor John Goodman (Argo, Flight) makes an early on-screen appearance as the stereotypical coach.

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