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Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation

Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation
Written by Tim Metcalfe
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Steve Zacharias
Jeff Buhai
Directed by Roland Mesa
Starring Robert Carradine
Curtis Armstrong
Ted McGinley
Julia Montgomery
Morton Downey Jr.
Music by Garry Schyman
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Robert Engelman
Steve Zacharias
Cinematography Zoran Hochstätter
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Zacharias/Buhai Productions
20th Television
FNM Films
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Budget $2 million
Original release July 13, 1992
Preceded by Nerds in Paradise
Followed by Nerds in Love

Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation is a 1992 20th Century Fox made-for-television sequel to the 1984 hit comedy film Revenge of the Nerds, produced by Robert Engelman and Steve Zacharias, directed by Roland Mesa, and starring Robert Carradine, Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia Montgomery, and Morton Downey Jr.


A new generation of nerds now rule Adams College while upholding their established campus traditions. The Alpha Betas are now respectful of the nerds' prominence and even wish they could get more of them to join their fraternity. Everything changes when Orrin Price (Morton Downey, Jr.) becomes a member of the Adams College Board of Regents as a new generation of jocks come to campus, including Orrin's obnoxious, brain-dead son, Bobo. Former Alpha Beta Stan Gable, now a motorcycle police officer, is installed as the new Dean of Students by Orrin Price. Gable and Price rally the Alpha Betas to cause trouble for the nerds, whose group now includes an obese English inductee (who wears a kilt) and a Korean Elvis impersonator (who says he is South Korean, when asked about his dixie accent). Anti-nerd actions escalate with the vandalizing of the Computer Science Center and a Alpha Beta raid that ruins the Tri-Lamb's party for new-members.

Lewis, who chairs Adams' Computer Science Department, has been distancing himself from his nerd past by growing a ponytail and asking people to call him "Lew" rather than Lewis. His nephew Harold, now a student at Adams, is surprised at his uncle's behavior, pointing out to him that in his day Lewis was the "

Price has framed the Tri-Lambs by planting bail for the arrested Tri-Lambs by putting up his house as collateral. He then calls upon all the nerds, those on campus and in the city, who are sympathetic to their cause to participate in a massive nerd strike. Many of the city's basic utilities and services become crippled. To end the strike, Price decides to frame Lewis for embezzling college funds, a tactic with which Stan is uncomfortable. Lewis is arrested, and the strikers return to work. Betty confronts Stan about telling the truth and getting Lewis released. Stan suggests he would do it if she were to offer herself to him. When Betty pointedly asks if that is what he really wants, Stan becomes deeply ashamed, saying he still has left a little bit of pride. He then begins to trace his own stirrings of conscience back to the vile actions of Price.

Many of Lewis' old Tri-Lamb friends have returned to support him, despite Lewis believing they would never forgive him for denying his nerd self. When the trial begins, things look bad for Lewis. After introspection, Stan has a change of heart and testifies against Price, admitting that he has proof that Price framed Lewis and planted the Marijuana. Stan also admits that he is a nerd and has always wanted to read books, but his family always discouraged it. Price is then arrested, and the charges against Lewis are dismissed. The Tri-Lambs are cleared of all charges, and the Alpha Betas are defeated once again, this time losing their fraternity charter. Stan feels it best that he resign as Dean of Students because he cannot cut it, but Lewis argues against his leaving. The nerds accept Stan as one of their own, once again guaranteeing nerd freedom at Adams College.


This film features a new generation of nerds in the Lambda Lambda Lambda fraternity and also marks the return of several other characters from the first two films.


While most of the cast from the original Revenge of the Nerds film reprised their roles, five of the other cast members did not. Anthony Edwards was unavailable for his role of Gilbert Lowe, Lewis's best friend, because he was busy shooting the new

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