Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love

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Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
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Theatrical release poster
Written by Tim Metcalfe
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Steve Zacharias
Jeff Buhai
Directed by Steve Zacharias
Starring Robert Carradine
Curtis Armstrong
Julia Montgomery
Corinne Bohrer
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Ooty Moorehead
Running time 88 minutes
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Preceded by Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation

Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love is a 1994 sequel to the 1984 comedy Revenge of the Nerds and the follow-up films in 1987 and 1992.


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 he is not keen on welcoming the likes of Booger into his family, despite the fact Dudley would be a good husband to Jeannie as they share many common interests. Jeannie's father works with his loathsome son-in-law Chip (the husband of Jeannie's older sister) 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.

A part of the plot where Booger is trying to find the origin of the accusation that he fathered an illegitimate child reveals that Dudley Dawson was born in Akron, Ohio. The child is from Sandusky, Ohio, where Booger spent much of his life. 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. In the end, Booger and Jeannie are married, Betty gives birth to a healthy baby boy, and the newly married couple tell Heidie, the little orphan girl, they would like to adopt her.


Lewis' best friend, Gilbert did not appear in this film, but is briefly mentioned by Booger. Wormser doesn't appear in the film either.

Promotional gimmicks[edit]

Originally it was a made-for-TV movie, and as a promotional gimmick Fox distributed a series of scratch and sniff cards to be sniffed at certain points.[citation needed] 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 employed similar gimmicks with smellable cards and 3-D glasses, both sold at local merchants', at around the same time, including Living Single and Married... with Children.

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