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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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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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Popularity isn't a contest... It's a War! See more »

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Comedy

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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

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

When 'Dizzy/Gil' goes to the County Jail, and is talking to Luther, you can see a black flag symbol on the wall behind him. The Warden is played by former black flag front man, Henry Rollins. See more »

Goofs

In the final game, after the fumble, the ball is picked up. But in the next shot we see the ball in the lower left corner of the screen bobbling on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Kirk: That is, without doubt, the sluttiest girl I have ever seen.
Glen: You have to do her, and while you're doing her, think of me. Okay that sounded gay.
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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 Gladiator (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep the Party Goin'
Written by Juvenile (as Terius Gray) and Ralph Sall
Produced by Ralph Sall and Juvenile
Performed by Juvenile
Courtesy of Cash Money Records, Inc. and Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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DJ Qualls sure know how to to act strangely and funny.
18 May 2002 | by (Karasjok, Norway) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie about 2 weeks ago and i must say that i was impressed by DJ Q's acting as Gil Harris / Gale Harrison! Ross Patterson also was acting like a modern high school thugstah... Anyway, this movie made me laugh like i havent laughed since American Pie 1 & 2! :) This is a kinda classical teenage movie, worth to watch! Lets just hope that they make a New Guy 2 or something.. ;)


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