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The New Guy (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 May 2002 (USA)
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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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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Le nouveau  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,007,833 (USA) (10 May 2002)

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$28,972,187 (USA) (28 June 2002)
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Trivia

Danielle mentions that her Grandmother is Albanian. Eliza Dushku's grandparents emigrated from Albania in the 1920s. See more »

Goofs

During Gil's speech in front of the flag, the Highlanders' number 19 is a black male, but during the game, you can see the skin between his pads and his helmet is white. See more »

Quotes

Connor: I think I oughta go over there and kick his ass.
Danielle: That's great, because I've always dreamed of dating the expelled guy.
Courtney: Expelled guys rock!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs Bring It On (2000) See more »

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Dark Side
Written by Brendan B. Brown and Ralph Sall
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Wheatus
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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as good as these movies can be
21 January 2004 | by (vegas) – See all my reviews

just when you think they are going to go overboard with the dork vs jocks and dissing his old dork friends conflicts, they don't, thank you. Plus, more often than not, the main villan does not even take that big of a role and his friends and girlfriend make him look like the idiot that he is. Because of these reasons,this movie is totally enjoyable and easy to watch.


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