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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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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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

Students at W. Charles Akins High School were not allowed to be extras in the film despite the fact that the film was partially shot there. This was because extras were required to be at least 18 years old, and at the time Akins' only had 9th and 10th grade students. However, several teachers and staff of Akins High School got to be extras. See more »

Goofs

As the Highlanders were scoring the touchdown in the state finals, a Highlanders defender #19 was shown shoving a Rocky Creek player #32 in the back while he was already on the ground. It was a personal foul that was way too obvious to be missed, so in reality the touchdown should not have counted. See more »

Quotes

Luther: If you're gonna talk the talk, you gotta walk the walk. Otherwise you'll be lined in chalk.
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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 The Crying Game (1992) 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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User Reviews

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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