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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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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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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,007,833, 12 May 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,972,187, 30 June 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 »

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A cameraman is visible in the overhead shot during the "Braveheart" sequence. See more »

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Glen: The Crowd... they're animals!
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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 »

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

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Girl All the Bad Guys Want
Written by Butch Walker and Jaret Reddick
Performed by Bowling for Soup
Courtesy of Jive/Silvertone Records
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well, it's another high school movie....loser wins!
12 May 2002 | by 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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