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The New Guy (2002)

PG-13 | | 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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Box Office

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

All of the scenes taking place at Rocky Mountain High School were shot at the existing W. Charles Akins High School. During that time, half of the school was unoccupied as it had just been opened and only had 9th and 10th graders. The marquee outside of the school was replaced to show the name of the film's high school which, combined with the newness of the school, created confusion for parents and buses trying to drop off the actual students. 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: Hey buddy, you know what the homeless need? A midget.
Pete: Why would the homeless need a midget?
Connor: Dude, shut up!
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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 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

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Hi-Lo
Written by Christopher Stewart, Jeffrey Thompkins and Carlos Neivsome
Performed by J.T. Money
Courtesy of Freeworld/Priority Records, LLC
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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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