Filming was originally scheduled to take place at , but university officials changed their minds after reading the script. That combo has made McGinley an actor who can play lowbrow comedy—like in his role on —as well as drama, as he did during his supporting turns in The West Wing and. He also ends up with the girl. Who could forget the wide eyes and devilish grin of the precocious, preteen wunderkind who anchored a tug-of-war prank for the ages? That's the sort of gamble that could sink a young career. They also see Cromwell deliver that Revenge of the Nerds laugh for the very first time. Count Michelle Meyrink as another of the Revenge Of The Nerds stars that turned their backs on Hollywood—but she may be the one who made the most of her brief acting career as well. Maybe you remember his epic,.
Only to find out that they are not accepted anywhere and so they bound together and start their own fraternity chapter. While his current look is a long way form the shaggy-haired Gilbert, we can't help but feel he's looking more dignified than ever these days. They provided a stark counterpoint to the awkward looks of the Tri-Lambs as well. The film was released on on March 6, 2007, and on on May 6, 2014, by. You've likely heard his voice work in shows like American Dad! However, the idea was rejected at the time, due to the competing show.
Filming took place in at , the , and. But it was his portrayal of the shy, kind-hearted Gilbert in Revenge of the Nerds that put Edwards on the path to stardom. You might also know him for his turn as , or from supporting roles in movies like Northfork and Zodiac. Six years later, Armstrong and Carradine shopped the idea around and were able to get the show greenlit on in 2012. Archived from on February 2, 2009.
Coach Harris lambastes the Alpha Betas for losing to the nerds, and Stan leads them in destroying the Tri-Lamb house. One can only imagine the fun he had on set for the party-hardy comedy—particularly in that up close and personal conversation with the sisters from Omega Mu. But we'll always remember him as the awkward, Betty-obsessed Tri-Lamb Lewis Skolnick. The only one that considers them is the Lambda Lambda Lambda Tri-Lambs , led by U. We must say, it's nice to see a Nerd find his place … and his voice.
The nerds realize the only way to get the Council to help is to put one of their own in as president, which they can do by winning the during. He even played it up by with his old pal Robert Carradine between 2013 and 2015—and titling his 2017 memoir. He did some voice work as Echo in Disney's animated adventure Planes that same year. He even took his talents behind the camera to direct the 2016 comedy. By the time Brian Tochi appeard as Takashi Tohiro in Revenge of the Nerds, he'd already become. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
He's scored laughs in Police Academy movies and played himself in Robert Altman's Hollywood satire, The Player. When these guys get to college, they hoped that things for them would be different. While she delivered an understated, heartfelt performance in Nerds, Meyrink throughout the '80s. If that sounds a bit like typecasting…well, it was. Montgomery's performance turned more than a few Hollywood heads, too: while and television over the years—including two more turns as Betty in Revenge of the Nerds sequels—the stardom that seemed certain in the wake of her Nerds breakout never quite came. Jefferson is impressed with the nerds' tenacity against the hazing, and grants them full membership. This funny movie is about 10 rungs above the usual teenage-college films.
The party is dull until Booger provides them with high quality. Dean Ulich designates temporary living space in the gymnasium, and allows the freshmen to rush the fraternities. The Alpha Betas, a that includes most of the Adams football team, carelessly burn down their own house, and urged by Coach Harris, take over the freshman dorms. This movie was the one that made it okay and even cool to be a nerd. Lowe Sunny Carstairs Roger Latimer Stewart Buzz Snotty Tiny Mr. One that now includes his daughter Ever, who can currently be seen in the Emmy-winning adaptation of all the kids are talking about. The original Nerds residence, from which they were ousted by the Alpha Betas, was actually.
The actor first claimed the director's chair in his thirtysomething days, but has gone on to direct episodes of hit shows like Ed, Without a Trace, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Night Shift. The cast included , , , , , , , , and. Los Angeles Times 20 Jan 1985: 6. Skolnick in Revenge of the Nerds. Lewis and the other Tri-Lambs, several alumni, and even Betty join in as they cheer Gilbert on, soundly shaming the Alpha Betas. The film was shelved after producers found the movie difficult to shoot on the smaller Agnes Scott campus and studio head Peter Rice was disappointed with the. He's also spent time on the stage, racing cars and flying planes.
Savvy filmgoers still recognize from his first big-screen role as Tom Cruise's sleazy buddy. Maybe you remember him learning to play poker with Booger. Even as the film sought to undercut outlandish stereotypes, it's still every bit a male-driven '80s comedy. The nerds get back at both groups by pulling similar pranks. The Alpha Betas try to stop him, but then Jefferson and the other national Tri-Lambs arrive to intimidate the players, giving Gilbert the opportunity to give a rousing speech about being discriminated as nerds and standing up to that.
And yes, the female characters are more than a little objectified—none more so than Julia Montgomery's sorority girl Betty Childs. That Cromwell in the years since seems only fitting. In fact, he'd been in the game since the ripe old age of nine, appearing in hits like Star Trek, The Brady Bunch and The Omega Man. Don't worry, we looked it up. Their subsequent residence was U of A's Gymnasium. And when Meyrink auditioned for the role of Gilbert's prescription-sharing love interest Judy, the competition was tough—she reportedly beat out Sarah Jessica Parker and Joan Cusack. The film's plot chronicles a group of at the fictional Adams College trying to stop the ongoing harassment by the , the Alpha Betas, in addition to the latter's sister sorority, Pi Delta Pi.