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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and mild drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le nouveau  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The leaves on the trees outside of the first high school in the film were added by the crew. Due to the fall-time weather and the fact that the high school (where the filming took place) had just closed and had little landscaping, the director needed the trees to be buffed up. See more »


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


Tina: Didn't they tie you up last year and make you wear rubber breasts?
Dizzy: You remember, that's really sweet! You know I've been thinking. We're seniors now, and um, maybe sometime if you wanted to drink coffee, you know, um, near me... I would pay!
Tina: Truthfully, you're not my...
Dizzy: Type.
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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 »


Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
Arranged by Ralph Sall
Performed by Interstellar Force
Courtesy of Bulletproof Recording Company, Inc.
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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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