Delivering no more and no less than what its title suggests, this teen movie is about three frat brothers chasing down sex and women in Palm Springs for a long weekend escape from blizzard conditions at Iowa State. Wendall (Stephen Geoffreys) is the requisite nerd of the group whose heart throbs for a certain young woman, unfortunately, she is the daughter of Police Chief Ferret (John Vernon), an aptly-named tough cop who is hardly going to welcome anyone who is after his daughter. Wendall's two buddies (Cameron Dye and Leigh McCloskey) are hot on the heels of the beauteous Ashley (Sheree J. Wilson), but so are a few others, and she does not necessarily bestow her favors indiscriminately -- and so they are having a difficult time of it. Between the music, the locations, and the lightweight plot to match the clothing, this is a typical teen comedy, for and about teens, and aimed at a young teen audience. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Excellent 80's HBO classic. Not your typical campy, goofball, teeny-bopper flick at all. This one has a little more edge, and for a change, features Geoffreys in the title Nerd role.
I first saw this on HBO in its day. Fell in love with it instantly. What a deal; a very young Tim Robbins playing a Fraternity rat, alongside Cameron Dye. And Sheree Wilson; as 'Ashley' , in her pre-Walker Texas Ranger days.
So many laughs, not cheap pop-off punch lines. A must-see.