Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

Director: Joe Roth

Cast: Joe Roth, Robert Carradine, Curtis Armstrong, Larry B. Scott

     
 

In Nerds in Paradise, the first follow-up to Revenge of the Nerds, the nerdy fraternity boys from Lambda Lambda Lambda go to Ft. Lauderdale to a national frat conference where they again must outwit the thick-tongued jock frat-boys who are also at the conference. This they can do. ~ All Movie Guide  See more details below

Overview

In Nerds in Paradise, the first follow-up to Revenge of the Nerds, the nerdy fraternity boys from Lambda Lambda Lambda go to Ft. Lauderdale to a national frat conference where they again must outwit the thick-tongued jock frat-boys who are also at the conference. This they can do. ~ All Movie Guide

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Gibner
Following the surprise success and genuine quality of 1984's Revenge of the Nerds, it came as no surprise that a sequel would be rushed out only a few years later. Little more than a remake of the first film, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise still contains quite a few successful comedic moments. The secret of the Nerds films lies in the strong ensemble cast of geeks and misfits. For this outing, Anthony Edwards' role of fraternity leader Gilbert is reduced to a series of lame cameos, but each of the rest of the group receives his own moments of wacky nerd glory. While this second chapter of nerd revolution recalls the wit of the first film, it fails to find any of the heart and underdog spirit that made the first one such a delight. Director Joe Roth, who later became head of the 20th Century Fox studio, decided on a tacky and unnecessary finale with our nerd heroes dressed in military fatigues and riding a hovercraft. This pseudo Rambo flop of an ending, combined with the fraternity spring break vacation, obviously marks Revenge of the Nerds II as a product of the late '80s, when a trip to Fort Lauderdale always meant bikinis and big laughs. This would prove to be the final theatrical outing for the Nerds, but star Robert Carradine would reprise his role of Lewis in several mediocre made-for-TV sequels in years to come. Like its predecessor, Revenge of the Nerds II remains as a sly comedic look at a now ancient cinematic age when anyone seen using a computer was considered a hopeless weirdo.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2000
UPC:
0086162151439
Original Release:
1987
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Carradine Lewis Skolnick
Curtis Armstrong Dudley "Booger" Dawson
Larry B. Scott Lamar Latrelle
Timothy Busfield Arnold Poindexter
Andrew Cassese Harold Wormser
Donald Gibb Ogre
Bradley Whitford Roger
Ed Lauter Buzz
Barry Sobel Stewart Lipsey
Pam Dixon Actor
Donna Rosae Actor
Courtney Thorne-Smith Jenny
Tom Hodges Tiny
Jack Gilpin Mr. Comstock
Anthony Edwards Gilbert
James Hong Scotty
Priscilla Lopez Aldonza
James Cromwell Mr. Skolnick
Jason Julien Winston
Richard Joseph Paul Gundy
Rhonda Waymire Indian Maiden
Susan Vanech Michelle
Robert Goodman Jerry
Michael Fitzgerald Pot Roast
Raymond Forchion Policeman
Carmen Thomas Cute Coed
Victor Morris Tri Lambda
Ruben Rabasa Maintenance Man

Technical Credits
Joe Roth Director,Executive Producer
Peter Bart Producer
Gerald V. Casale Score Composer
Richard Chew Associate Producer,Editor
Charles Correll Cinematographer
Robert W. Cort Producer
Pam Dixon Casting
Ted Field Producer
Dan Guntzelman Screenwriter
Sam Harper Screenwriter
Jim Chory Asst. Director
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Marshall Screenwriter
Tim Metcalfe Screenwriter
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Paul Schiff Associate Producer
Ed Solomon Screenwriter
Trevor Williams Production Designer

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