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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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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The concept of the high school likeness and the Scottish theme/mascot were modeled after the real life Glendora High School located in Southern California. 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

Dizzy: Did we give up when Pearl Harbor was bombed?
Football player #72: Hey, I thought that movie made money.
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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

References Blink 182: The Urethra Chronicles (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just a Kid
Written by Simple Plan and Arnold Lanni
Produced by Arnold Lanni
Performed by Simple Plan
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Recording Corporation
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User Reviews

 
well, it's another high school movie....loser wins!
12 May 2002 | by (SGF) – See all my reviews

If you want a movie that's realistic, look somewhere else. If you want a cute film, where the losers come out on top, this is a pretty good movie. Dj Qualls is becoming a really good actor, and he's got the role of the geek nailed. Patten that boy for this part. There are some choice moments in this movie that make it better then some, and Vanilla Ice is in it...how cool is that? That's actually what makes this movie so great. The cameos. there are some major rockers in this that will refresh the screen at times (towards the end).


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