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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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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

The O'Connell brothers improvised much of their scenes at the party, including the climbing on the swings (which they were not intended to do). See more »

Goofs

When Kirk lets go of the motorcycle and it crashes into the garage door the front wheel is on the left, but when shown from the reverse angle the front wheel is still on the left when it should be on the right. See more »

Quotes

Connor: Oh, what? You're impressed because this guy showed up on a horse?
Danielle: No, I'm impressed because he showed up for me.
[to Dizzy]
Danielle: Let's go.
Pete: She just dissed you again.
Connor: Dude, do you *ever* 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

Spoofs Animal House (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Air Tonight
Written and Performed by Phil Collins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products and Virgin Records Limited
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Hilarious and a Great Cast!!
11 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

'The New Guy' seems to stand out from all the other teen movies. When you go to see a teen movie, it is usually about the most popular kids in school and how they try to get laid. Though this movie shared some qualities of your normal teen movie, it had certain aspects to it that made it stand out from all the rest. I think it was the star studded appearances in the movie such as Tony Hawk, Gene Simmons of KISS, Vanilla Ice, Tommy Lee, Jurmane Dupree (spell??), David Hasselhoff, Horatio Sanz of SNL, and Jerry and Charlie O'Connell. What A cast! And of course DJ Qualls and Eddie Griffin were a hilarious on screen duo! 'The New Guy' certainly stands out from your average teen movie!!


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