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The New Guy (2002)

 -  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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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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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)

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

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

The concept of the high school likeness and the Scottish theme/mascot were modeled after the real life Glendora High School located in Southern California. See more »

Goofs

At the first football game that Gil goes to, the announcers say that that was the first win since the last Bush was president. Then, when Gil goes into the office and the coach and the principal are thanking him for all he did, the coach then states that it was their first win in five years. The movie was made in 2002 when George W. Bush was president, five years before that Bill Clinton would be president, not George Bush. See more »

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Kiki Pierce: Denial is not just a river in Egypt!
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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 My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Call Me Super Bad
Written and Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's not about the story. It's about the fun.
29 January 2006 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

A lot of people will say the plot of this movie was lame, predictable and dumb and yeah, they're right. But this kind of movie isn't about a brilliant plot. It's about interesting characters and silly gags and parodying those more serious types of movies. There are some funny lines, sight gags and slapstick, some cute girls, the bad guys get what's coming to them and the good guys win. Throw in some surprising celebrity cameos (some of which you might not catch until the credits roll) and a great soundtrack that mixes old and new songs and that's what I call entertainment.

The cast is noteworthy too. DJ Qualls, of course, Zooey Deschanel (the chick from Elf), Eddie Griffin, Lyle Lovett, Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen, Matt Gogin etc. did a fine job. If you can watch a movie without being hypercritical about how "bad" it is, then get this, sit back a have some laughs


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