They also see Cromwell deliver that Revenge of the Nerds laugh for the very first time. Over the past 30 years, the former teen star has used the kind eyes and calm demeanor that landed him his Nerds role to bring warmth, depth and intellect to virtually every role he's played. Goodman's performance managed to stand out in a film full of memorable turns. He all but gave up on the big screen after his Nerds days, preferring a life in the theater. But we can't help but think one of his favorite jobs was directing his old Revenge of the Nerds co-star Robert Carradine in a one-off gig for Lizzy Maguire. Even as the film sought to undercut outlandish stereotypes, it's still every bit a male-driven '80s comedy. A landmark for '80s comedies, the film also launched the careers of almost every member of its cast.
Sky. Age: 30.
Throughout the film, her character has nude pictures distributed across campus without her knowledge, is slighted and ignored by her jock of a boyfriend, and becomes the unwitting victim of what can only be considered sexual assault—no matter how she reacts after the fact.
Lillianna. Age: 21.
What the cast of Revenge of the Nerds looks like today
In spite of all that, one has to admire the tenacity—and ultimately the dignity—Montgomery brings to the role. Though NFL stardom wasn't in the cards, he returned to the gridiron as a simple-minded jock nicknamed Ogre in Revenge of the Nerds. He's also spent time on the stage, racing cars and flying planes. But the fact that the character is in the film at all is cause to take notice, and Scott brought a real unassuming humanity to the role. You might also know him for his turn as Goose in Top Gun , or from supporting roles in movies like Northfork and Zodiac. And we can't wait to see where Edwards will turn up next.