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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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Charlie
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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

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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The counselor's office in the first high school was the only room that did not actually exist in the first high school that 'Dizzy/ Gil' attends. The office was constructed in the foyer of the high school due to space constraints in the actual administrative offices of the existing high school. See more »

Goofs

At Danielle's restaurant, the lights that form the shape of a cowboy in the background change from facing the left to facing the right between shots. See more »

Quotes

Connor: You are not going over there.
Danielle: Well I wasn't. Now I am. Later.
Pete: Hey man, she just dissed you.
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 Our Man Flint (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Machine
Written by Warren Moore and William Griffin
Performed by Suburban Funk
(DJ Qualls,Jerod Mixon,Parry Shen, and Zooey Deschanel)
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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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