A group of teenagers wish to rebel against the administrators and teachers (the system) in their suburban Chicago high school called New Port South.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two school kids who are best friends are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Ryan
Stars: William Sadler, Alessandro Nivola, Bruce Norris
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Photographer has a single evening to find ten magical photographs or else he stands to lose everything that is important to him.

Director: Jeremy Stein
Stars: Reg Rogers, Tina Holmes, Anthony Michael Hall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant... See full summary »

Director: David Caffrey
Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, Marley Shelton
The Project (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three first-time filmmakers, Justin, Dana and John set out to make a documentary about the hardships of inner-city life. Justin follows two NYPD officers while Dana and John focus on Thomas... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Piotrowicz
Stars: T.J. Allen, Tony Terrell Alston, Bilal Bishop
Criminal (2004)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill.

Director: Gregory Jacobs
Stars: John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Betrayed (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story follows a young woman as she's put through a psychological journey under the thumb of a mysterious figure who suspects her husband of stealing millions from a crime syndicate.

Director: Amanda Gusack
Stars: Melissa George, Oded Fehr, Christian Campbell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In Jefferson Creek, North Carolina, the colors of autumn signal Friday night lights, and high-school quarterback Danny Shepherd is the main event. He and his friends, Shane and Taz, live ... See full summary »

Director: James Rowe
Stars: Peter Facinelli, Jay R. Ferguson, Rodney Eastman
Water I (2004)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

...On an East Coast Island off season, a woman's naked and badly beaten body washes ashore. Jessy Turner , the sister of the murdered woman, comes to the island to identify her sister's ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Houlton
Stars: Johnny Davidson, Googy Gress, Savannah Haske
The Ride II (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Jeff Myers
Stars: Michael Shannon, Freddy Bastone, Jim Cantafio
Marvelous (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Síofra Campbell
Stars: Martha Plimpton, Annabella Sciorra, Ewen Bremner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Brad Eric Johnson ...
...
...
...
...
Edwards (as Raymond Barry)
Lawrence MacGowan ...
...
Stanton (as Mike Shannon)
Rebekah Louise Smith ...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Some students can't be dismissed

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled John Hughes Project  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

(Sepiatone)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

DIRGELIKE AND THREATENING
Written by Josh Eustis, Turk Dietrich, Alfredo Nogueira and Charlie Cooper
Performed by Drop D
Courtesy of Hefty Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
lord of the flies meets Dawson's creek
7 November 2005 | by (lancaster, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this film is terrible. The characters are completely unbelievable, and wildly inconsistent. The plot is awful and some of the classroom scenes are cringe-worthy and make for uncomfortable viewing.

In fact the quality of the script and characterisation would suggest that this film was written by high school students, only the utter lack of credibility to the school environment would suggest that, in fact, the writers probably never went to high school. The acting in most cases was weak too, although a lot of this was down to a poor script and plot, i am not sure that any actors could have made this film watchable.

having said that the sound track was OK, and the cinematography was nice in places (although the editing was poor).


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Interesting Graphic Design Piranahpack-1
Good for educated adults or ignorant american teens ya73
I am watching this movie right now on BBC1 Marky-Mark
Funny story about the filming of this movie U8RU486
didn't anyone notice the subtext of this movie lcrespo-1
music dcut74
Discuss New Port South (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page