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The New Guy (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  10 May 2002 (USA)
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A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

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Storyline

Dizzy Harrison is an unpopular, high school geek going through a hellish senior year. In an attempt to make a new identity for himself, Dizzy gets himself expelled from his high school, learns the technics of being cool from a prison inmate, and enrolls at a new high school under the alias Gil Harris, to make new friends where he soon gains respect from the jocks and geeks alike. Dizzy then gets noticed by the head cheerleader, Danielle, and helps the school football team gain self-respect to win games. But things unknowingly begin to turn sour when Danielle's disgruntled boyfriend begins investigating into "Gil Harris'" past to uncover any dirt on him. Written by Matthew Patay

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and mild drug references | See all certifications »

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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,906 (South Africa) (6 September 2002)

Gross:

$26,906 (South Africa) (6 September 2002)
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Trivia

During his cameo, Vanilla Ice is wearing an Insane Clown Posse T-shirt and a promotional badge for his 1998 nu-metal album "Hard To Swallow". See more »

Goofs

As the Highlanders were scoring the touchdown in the state finals, a Highlanders defender #19 was shown shoving a Rocky Creek player #32 in the back while he was already on the ground. It was a personal foul that was way too obvious to be missed, so in reality the touchdown should not have counted. See more »

Quotes

Danielle: I don't even know what to call you.
Dizzy/Gil: Broke-dick seems to be popular.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, there are bloopers. After that, Dizzy and Danille ride on into the sunset and Danielle falls off the horse. See more »

Connections

References The Doors (1991) See more »

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Breakout
Written by John Edney, Geoff Turney, Gary P. Dean and Ralph Sall
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by OPM
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Recording Corporation
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A real feel good movie
30 August 2002 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The New Guy, is just one in a long line of feel good movies, and this one has something for everyone, its funny, romantic, and has poetic justice, what more could you ask for?. Excellent acting from Eliza Dushku and DJ Qualls, is there anything his character cannot do to make himself look cool, Dushku is the girlfriend you want the school bully to have, she stands up to him, and puts him down at every opportunity. Overall its a super movie, if you want a laugh and to to watch something that'll make you smile, then watch this one. And dont forget to keep watching at the end, the out takes are worth watching.


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