Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love is a 1994 American made-for-television comedy film and a sequel to the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds and the final installment in the Revenge of the Nerds series.
|Revenge of the Nerds IV: |
Nerds in Love
by Tim Metcalfe
|Written by||Steve Zacharias|
|Directed by||Steve Zacharias|
|Music by||Garry Schyman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Jeff Buhai|
Robert Carradine (co-producer)
|Running time||92 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Fox West Pictures|
|Distributor||20th Century Fox|
|Preceded by||Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation|
In this movie, Dudley "Booger" Dawson (Curtis Armstrong) is getting married to his Omega Mu girlfriend Jeannie (Corinne Bohrer), but the father of the bride tries to stop them, as his desire to maintain his conservative, nouveau-riche standing clashes with his daughter's common interests with and love for the nerdy Booger. Jeannie's father works with his loathsome son-in-law Chip (the husband of Jeannie's older sister Gaylord) to find a way to discredit Booger and cause Jeannie to call off the wedding. Lewis Skolnick and the other nerds discover the conspiracy and work to save Booger's wedding ceremony from being torpedoed. In a subplot, Lewis' wife Betty is pregnant with their first child, and is in her third trimester as the wedding date approaches.
Booger fights an accusation that he fathered an illegitimate child, whose name is Heidi, and introduced as "Heidi Dawson" (her first name really is Heidi, yet her real last name is not revealed) by Chip. In the end, Jeannie's mom tells her husband that she will leave him if he does not support his daughter's wedding to Booger, and Chip's accusations fall apart when the little girl reveals she was "drafted" from an orphanage to play the illegitimate child role. Chip's wife decides to divorce him and throw him out of their lives forever, leaving Chip to swear his own revenge against the nerds (while Gaylord declares to cheers that her next husband will be a nerd). In the end, Booger and Jeannie are married, Betty gives birth to a healthy baby boy, and the newly married couple tell Heidi, the little orphan girl, they would like to adopt her.
- Curtis Armstrong as Dudley (Booger) Dawson
- Corinne Bohrer as Jeanie Humphrey-Dawson
- Joseph Bologna as Aaron Humphrey
- Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick
- Julia Montgomery as Betty Skolnick
- Christina Pickles as Tippy
- Jessica Tuck as Gaylord Medford
- Robert Picardo as Chad Penrod
- Stephen Davies as Chip Medford
- Larry B. Scott as Lamar Latrelle
- Brian Tochi as Takashi Toshiro
- Ted McGinley as Stan Gable
- James Cromwell as Mr. Skolnick
- Donald Gibb as Ogre
- Bernie Casey as U. N. Jefferson
- John Pinette as Trevor Gulf
- Gregg Binkley as Harold
- Marvin Kaplan as Mr. Dawson
- James Karen as Mylan Whitfield
Note: Lewis' best friend, Gilbert did not appear in this film, but is briefly mentioned by Booger. Wormser doesn't appear in the film either.
Originally it was a made-for-TV movie, and as a promotional gimmick Fox distributed 3-D glasses and a series of scratch and sniff cards, each to be used at certain points during the movie. For example, a prompt would appear at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to let you know when to smell your card and which card to sniff. Several other network shows also employed similar gimmicks with smellable cards and 3D glasses, both sold at local merchants', at around the same time, including Living Single and Married... with Children. The 3D effects used in these broadcasts was based on the Pulfrich effect.