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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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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 theatrical version features a Patton (1970) spoof, while the director's cut features a Braveheart (1995) spoof which the director felt would better lead into the payoff at the end. See more »

Goofs

When Dizzy goes to the mall to see his girlfriend in the bikini, the extras in the background are standing still for a second before continuing to walk. See more »

Quotes

Courtney: Before I met Gil, I probably would've just looked at you with disgust and walked away wiggling my ass just so you'd know what you were missing.
Kirk: Yeah, well, the universe is upside down.
Courtney: And in a few minutes, you will be too.
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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 Boogie Nights (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Whip
Written by Reggie Andrews and Ndugu Chancler
Performed by SR-71
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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User Reviews

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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