Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
|Revenge of the Nerds IV:Nerds in Love|
Theatrical release poster
|Written by||Tim Metcalfe
|Directed by||Steve Zacharias|
|Music by||Garry Schyman|
|Running time||88 minutes|
|Distributor||20th Century Fox|
|Original release||May 9, 1994|
|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.
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 (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.
- Robert Carradine as Lewis Skolnick
- Curtis Armstrong as Dudley (Booger) Dawson
- Julia Montgomery as Betty Skolnick
- Corinne Bohrer as Jeanie Humphrey-Dawson
- Christina Pickles as Tippy
- Jessica Tuck as Gaylord
- Robert Picardo as Chad Penrod
- Stephen Davies as Chip
- 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
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.
-  YouTube: Promo for Revenge of the Nerds IV