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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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Box Office

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

During his cameo, Vanilla Ice is wearing an Insane Clown Posse T-shirt and a promotional badge for his 1998 nu-metal album "Hard To Swallow". See more »

Goofs

When Dizzy tells the band about getting them a paying gig the day after the football teams first win he says they will be headlining homecoming two weeks from Friday but they play the Championship game before homecoming. If their time line holds true the football team would have only won 2 games before the title game and when has a state championship been played before homecoming See more »

Quotes

Bear: [roasting marshmallows] Remember: Turn, don't burn.
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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 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) See more »

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Keep the Party Goin'
Written by Juvenile (as Terius Gray) and Ralph Sall
Produced by Ralph Sall and Juvenile
Performed by Juvenile
Courtesy of Cash Money Records, Inc. and Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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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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