This is a star studded, madcap comedy about the rivalry between class nerd Jay Jay Manners (Michael J. Fox) and rich kid Beau Middleton (Anthony Edwards). When Jay Jay falls for Beau's girl Beth (Nancy McKeon), war breaks out. Beth is obviously attracted to Jay Jay but his credibility is reduced to zero after a series of pranks and dirty tricks. The battle comes to a climax when Jay Jay challenges Beau to a car race. Pulling out all the stops our hero is determined to prove that nice guys don't always finish last.