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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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$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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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 »

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

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Nora: He's got kind of a... Brad Pitt thing going there.
Glen: I saw a little... Anne Heche there too. Does *that* sound gay?
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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 Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) See more »

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Dammit, I Changed Again
Written by Dexter Holland (as Bryan Holland)
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A movie lovers movie
25 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you are expecting another teenage gross out film, you'll be surprised to find out that this is a cleverly disguised sweet movie about trying to fit in that cold cruel world called high school. This movie is filled with surprizes for movie buffs...and keep your eyes open for alot of surprize cameos. And when the credits start to roll, stick around for the out takes. You will smile all the way home.


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