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New Port South (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  7 September 2001 (USA)
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A group of teenagers wish to rebel against the administrators and teachers (the system) in their suburban Chicago high school called New Port South.

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A cranky high school student cons his friends into helping him with a propaganda blitz against the school administration which results in a student body riot and the inevitable moral lesson... all set to a trance-hop soundtrack. Written by Anonymous

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Some students can't be dismissed

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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During the opening credits, the title "New Port South" changes to "New Youth" with the rebellious students logo used as the letter Y. See more »

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EVEN DEEPER
(Telefon Tel-Aviv Remix)
Written by Trent Reznor and Danny Lohner
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Courtesy of Nothing Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Wake Me Up If Something Happens
6 November 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

I came to NEW PORT SOUTH expecting a surrogate movie about the Columbine school massacre similar to Gus Van Sant's ELEPHANT and certainly the synopsis in the TV guide stating that a student sociopath rebels against the system did give me that impression but this is a very boring movie where little happens so consider yourself warned

The story is about Maddox , a Chicago high school student who decides to strike back at what he perceives to be an authoritarian regime . The major problem is that the character is underwritten and the actor who plays him Blake Shields is unable to embellish any script deficiencies . You have the gut feeling that Maddox should have the evil charisma of Hitler , Saddam or Bin Laden but he never comes across as anything more than a petulant truculent teenager and it's impossible to believe he could rally any disciples . The subtext of you overthrow one manipulative authoritarian regime only to replace it with another manipulative regime is too obvious which means NEW PORT SOUTH is an entirely unconvincing drama that's not worth going out of your way to see


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