Saturday, June 2, 2007

Revenge of the Nerds

Ten Good Things About Revenge of the Nerds

1) Anthony Edwards and Timothy Busfield in their first real movie roles!

2) Curtis "Booger" Armstrong in the role that pretty much defined him for the rest of his career!

3) Robert Carradine, who I forgot to mention as being in Cannonball! Also more or less a career-defining performance if you don't count all those movies he did where you don't recognize him because he's not playing a nerd!

4) Larry B. Scott, who plays the gay black guy, went on to be Tasty Taste in Fear of a Black Hat. which is a great movie.

5) Ted McGinley, looking and acting like he always does!

6) John Goodman as the coach of the jocks!

7) Extremely dated racist and sexist jokes! Wait -- that's not so good. Oh well, you can't win them all.

8) Did you know that Brian Tochi, who played Toshiro (source of much of the aforementioned racist jokes) was also the voice of Leonardo in the 1990s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies?

9) Lewis's father is briefly played by "Jamie Cromwell". James Cromwell! Awesome!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

11) The first movie I saw with lots and lots of boobies.