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




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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Untitled John Hughes Project  »

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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 »


(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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20 September 2001 | by (Hammond, Indiana) – See all my reviews

New Port South is the kind of movie you have to see for yourself. I know that if it had been marketed more, it would have been A LOT more successful. When my friend and I went to see it, there were only four people in the theater. We're 14 year old girls, the other two were a middle-aged couple. (The older couple didn't like it too much.) The man even went as far as to say, "Now I know why there were only four people here..." I completely disagree with him. I loved the movie, it was very thought-provoking, and I didn't understand it until the ending quote. It's basically about a group of students who decides that their school system isn't right, so they go against it, playing tricks and showing the administration that the school population can think for themselves. Any student can definitely relate to New Port South because every once in a while, every student feels like getting back at "the system."

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