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The New Guy -- 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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10 May 2002 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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DJ Qualls ... Dizzy

Eliza Dushku ... Danielle

Zooey Deschanel ... Nora

Jerod Mixon ... Kirk

Parry Shen ... Glen

Lyle Lovett ... Bear

Eddie Griffin ... Luther

Sunny Mabrey ... Courtney

Ross Patterson ... Conner
Matt Gogin ... Ed Ligget

Horatio Sanz ... Dance Instructor

Tony Hawk ... Himself

Geoffrey Lewis ... Principal Zaylor

Charlie O'Connell ... Charlie

Gene Simmons ... Reverend

Tommy Lee ... Himself
Kool Moe Dee ... Ted

Jermaine Dupri ... Jermaine (as Jermaine D. Mauldin)

Josh Todd ... Rudy

Henry Rollins ... Warden

Illeana Douglas ... Kiki Pierce

Kurt Fuller ... Mr. Undine

Julius Carry ... Coach

M.C. Gainey ... Clem
Hans Stroble ... Dave
Charles Hutchison ... Lonnie

Avery Kidd Waddell ... Pete (as Avery Waddell)

Mike Erwin ... Travis

Bryan Shy ... Mark (as Brian Schaible)
Jesse Castillo ... Gordon

Rachael E. Stevens ... Tina

Laura Clifton ... Emily

Conrad Goode ... Billy Ray

Jai Rodriguez ... Jose

Robert A. Guthrie ... Damian (as Robert C. Anthony)

Matthew Lee Pelosi ... Young Dizzy
Ryan Waller ... Announcer
Kina Cosper ... Estelle

Vanilla Ice ... Music Store Employee (as Robert Van Winkle)
Bill Wolkoff ... Music Store Manager
Mike Wachs ... Henry

Pride Grinn ... Redneck

Kyle Gass ... Mr. Luberoff
Valente Rodriguez ... Ramone
Justine Johnston ... Mrs. Whitman
Billy F. Harden ... Choir Member

Joy Hadnott ... Carmen

Christie Abbott ... Christie

Meredith May ... Cheerleader
Audrea Ulmer ... Cheerleader (as Andrea Ulmer)

Saudia Rashed ... Cheerleader
Shana McClendon ... Cheerleader

Camille Chen ... Cheerleader
Jessica Hale ... Cheerleader

Kelly Bright ... Cheerleader
Kristen Anderson ... Cheerleader
Kellye Cunningham ... Cheerleader

David Hasselhoff ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Jerry O'Connell ... Highland High Party Twin #1

Deborah Abbott ... Sam Goodie's Shopper (uncredited)
Cynthia Aguiar ... Fan (uncredited)
Kate Alexander ... Highland High Student (uncredited)

René Alvarado ... Party Guy (uncredited)

Ameer Baraka ... Barclay (uncredited)

Johnny Bartee ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Jason Bohn ... Football Player (uncredited)

James Brown ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Christa Campbell ... Tommy Lee's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Robb Chamberlain ... Fan (uncredited)

Joshua Clephas ... Football Player (uncredited)

Peter Cornwell ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Joshua J. Cotten ... (uncredited)

Marta Cross ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Timothy F. Crowley ... Football Official (uncredited)
Lisa Del Dotto ... Mall Shopper (uncredited)
Susan E. Denison ... Flower Child (uncredited)
Patrick Dew ... Party Boy (uncredited)
Troy Dillinger ... Prisoner / Mascot (uncredited)

Katy Dunlap ... Popular Girl (uncredited)
Dan Eggleston ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Michelle Fairbanks ... Goth Girl (uncredited)
Leigh M. Harris ... Rocky Creek Student (uncredited)
John Harrison ... Highland High Student (uncredited)

David Scott Heck ... Highland Hippie (uncredited)
Landon Kash ... Football Player (uncredited)
Rachel Klein ... Highland Popular Girl (uncredited)
Matthew S. Moffett ... Fan (uncredited)

Christina Murphy ... Party Dancer (uncredited)

Rick Olmos ... Mall Customer (uncredited)
Vincent James Prendergast ... Nerd with a Back Brace (uncredited)
Scott Rocher ... Football Fan (uncredited)
Greg Romero ... Football Fan (uncredited)

Julia Schultz ... Tommy Lee's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Melanie Stovall ... Highland High Student (uncredited)

Nicole Taylor ... Highland High Popular Girl (uncredited)
Gary Vaught ... Football Official (uncredited)
Aaron Wells ... Jason (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ed Decter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Kendall (written by)

Produced by
Mark Ciardi .... producer
Ed Decter .... executive producer
Michael Fottrell .... executive producer
Todd Garner .... producer
Gordon Gray .... producer
Greg Silverman .... executive producer
John J. Strauss .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ralph Sall 
 
Cinematography by
Michael D. O'Shea 
 
Film Editing by
David Rennie 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
 
Production Design by
Dina Lipton 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Atwell 
 
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
 
Costume Design by
Susie DeSanto 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Angel .... hair stylist
Troy Breeding .... makeup artist
Katina Gilkey .... hair stylist
Darylin Nagy .... assistant makeup artist
Kelly Nelson .... key hair stylist
Carla Palmer .... key makeup artist
Tracy Fleming .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Melizah Schmidt .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael Fottrell .... unit production manager
Isabel Henderson .... post-production supervisor
Catherine S. McComb .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Hill .... first assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... second assistant director (as Vincent N. Palmo Jr.)
Timothy R. Price .... second second assistant director
Jeffrey Schwartz .... additional second assistant director
Michael J. Fisher .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David M. Abelman .... scenic artist
Ken Anderson .... propmaker
Dawn M. Baker .... scenic artist (as Dawn Baker)
John Beauvais .... scenic artist
Amy Bell .... property assistant
Kevin Berve .... property assistant
Bart Brown .... set dresser
Timothy Burgard .... storyboard artist (as Tim Burgard)
Dan Clermont .... propmaker (as Daniel R. Clermont)
Arthur Comenero .... set dresser
Patricia Dillon .... set dresser
Michael Dudash .... painter
Joshua East .... labor foreman
Sheila M. Eitson .... scenic artist
Tommy Fine .... propmaker
Mindy Frank .... construction buyer
Steve Gallien .... propmaker
David Hack .... lead man (as David S. Hack)
Sally Nicholaou Hamilton .... set dressing buyer
Mark Hanks .... set dresser
Eric Henshaw .... greens
Edwin Glen Hill .... laborer
Teodor Istratescu .... painter (as Ted Istratescu)
Doug Jeeves .... propmaker
Christopher Martin .... greens gang boss
Adam McKain .... art department assistant
James Mize .... propmaker
Rick J. Myers .... propmaker
King Orba .... property master (as Mark Wallace)
Shane Patrick .... set dresser
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator
Jeff Poss .... scenic artist
Jerry Riddles .... propmaker
Joey Riggs .... painter
Ricky Riggs .... scenic painter (as Richard Riggs)
Randy Severs .... carpenter (as Stephen Severs)
Paul Steele .... propmaker gang boss
Dot Stovall .... art department coordinator
Debra Sugarman .... on-set dresser (as Debra Sugerman)
Kara Sutherlin .... stand-by scenic
Wallace R. Symns .... lead greensman
Sylvester Tucker .... laborer
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman
Tom Ward .... carpenter gang boss
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser (uncredited)
April Crump .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robyn Jacobs .... painter (uncredited)
Cher Young .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jason Brennan .... sound engineer
Bill Burns .... assistant sound editor
Pud Cusack .... production sound mixer
Chris David .... re-recording mixer
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
David E. Fluhr .... re-recording mixer (as Dave Fluhr)
David Giammarco .... sound effects editor
Wayne Griffin .... dialogue editor
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Christian P. Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Christian Minkler)
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Terry Rodman .... re-recording mixer
Ross Simpson .... boom operator
Scott Streetman .... cable person
Don White .... foley mixer
Matthew C. Beville .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Christopher Emerson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Cornelia Mariana Gavrilescu .... foley recording asisstant (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects coordinator
Brian T. McCarty .... special effects assistant
Gary Schaedler .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Carole Cowley .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Erik Liles .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Colin Strause .... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Greg Strause .... digital supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Daniel Crouch .... stunts
Richard Humphreys .... stunt coordinator
Jace Jeanes .... stunts
Chris J. King .... stunts (as Chris King)
Rob King .... assistant stunt coordinator
Rob King .... stunts
Mike Mason .... stunts
Austin Anderson .... stunt double: Horse (uncredited)
Linda Carlos-Hall .... stunt double (uncredited)
Manny Perry .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Abby Antweil .... rigging electrician
Richard Ball .... key rigging grip
Roger Basquette .... video assist operator
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Michael A. Chavez .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Michael Chavez)
Glenn Corbett .... rigging gaffer (as Glenn E. Corbett)
Theda Cunningham .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jerry Eschberger .... electrician
Curtis Herbert .... dolly grip
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... camera loader (as Don Howe Jr.)
Chip Huntington .... grip: second unit
Michael A. Jones .... chief lighting technician
Tom Kalbfleisch .... rigging grip
Kurt Kornemann .... second grip
Paul T. LeBlanc .... video playback operator (as Paul LeBlanc)
Mark Mims .... best boy rigging electrician (as S. Mark Mims)
Mary C. Nelson .... best boy rigging grip
Sean J. O'Shea .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gabe Proctor .... additional video assist operator
Van Redin .... still photographer
Robert B. Reynolds .... rigging electrician (as Robert Reynolds)
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip
Peter Simonite .... second assistant camera
Todd Smiley .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Todd E. Smiley)
Steven H. Smith .... camera operator
Wally Sweeterman .... first assistant camera
Greg Travis .... rigging electrician
Tim Travis .... grip
Joseph Vasquez .... grip (as Joseph A. Vasquez)
Ralph Watson .... Steadicam operator
Sean Wright .... grip (as Sean R. Wright)
Troy Anderson .... electrician (uncredited)
Bobby Bastarache .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Chip Huntington .... grip (uncredited)
Michael A. Jones .... gaffer (uncredited)
Edward A. Navarro .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Trevor Doyle Nelson .... camera intern (uncredited)
Jack S. Schlosser .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Brinkley .... casting: Austin
Pamela Frazier .... casting associate
Dana Gold .... casting assistant
Marcus Lopez .... extras casting
Gina Melone .... casting associate (as Gina Malone)
Beth Sepko .... extras casting
Matt Dunstone .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Linda Grigorian .... casting associate (uncredited)
Joe Grisaffi .... casting assistant: Texas (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Abbey .... key costumer
Stephany Baskin .... production assistant: wardrobe
Marcia Evers .... seamstress
Henley Green .... costumer
Deborah Hall .... costumer (as Deborah A. Hall)
Kathy Kiatta .... costume supervisor (as Kathleen Kiatta)
Susan Kistler .... key costumer
Jennifer Long .... costume buyer
Kari Perkins .... costumer
Leeann Radeka .... costumer (as LeeAnnRadeka)
Stanley Moore .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Keith Brachmann .... first assistant editor
Elisa Cohen .... assistant editor (as Elisa R. Cohen)
Christein Goldstein .... first assistant editor
Marlen Hill .... negative cutter
Lara Khachooni .... assistant editor (as Lara Kachooni)
Eric A. Lewy .... assistant editor
Chris London .... apprentice editor
Ronald Roose .... additional editor (as Ron Roose)
Mike Stanwick .... color timer (as Mike Stanwyck)
Calvin Wimmer .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Monica Ciafardini .... music clearance
Nick Glennie-Smith .... composer: additional music
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Malcolm Luker .... scoring mixer
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Tommy Coster .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
Ken Mok .... dj (assistant to crowd controller) (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Monica Allen .... transportation dispatcher
Dwight Cary .... driver: base camp trailer
Billy L. Chambers .... driver (as Billy Chambers)
Arthur Claunch .... driver
Charles Coulter .... driver: special effects
Francisco De La Fuente .... driver
Victor De La Fuente .... driver
Joe Dye .... driver: honeywagon (as Joe N. Dye)
Greg Faucett .... transportation co-captain (as Gregory B. Faucett)
Joe Gallien .... driver
Charlie Griffeth .... driver (as Charlie Griffith)
Mike Hitch .... driver
Janice Knox .... driver: star trailer (as Janice S. Knox)
Joseph Lockwood .... driver
Jerry McKnight .... driver (as Gerald R. McKnight)
Lonnie Nelson .... transportation captain
Ronald L. Paschall .... driver: camera
Stephen Patrick Pinkston .... driver
Charles D. Russell .... driver
Phil Schriber .... transportation coordinator (as C.P. Schriber)
Bobby Sconci .... driver
John H. Stephens .... driver: honeywagon
Jesus F. Tellez .... driver
Butch Themer .... driver
Tim Thompson .... driver
 
Other crew
Natalie Angel .... assistant: Mr. Gray and Mr. Ciardi
Tod Campbell .... production assistant
Russell Clark .... choreographer
Amanda Curry .... assistant accountant
David Feldman .... production assistant: editorial
Joe Fiske .... craft service
Liz W. Garcia .... assistant: Mr. Decter and Mr. Strauss
Gina Grande .... script supervisor
Joe Gray .... production assistant
Marc A. Hammer .... production coordinator
Joshua T. Harris .... production secretary
Laura King .... medic
Stevie Lazo .... production accountant (as Stephanie Lazo)
David Little .... horse wrangler
David Long .... caterer
Scott Jay MacKenzie .... caterer
Shaun M. McGovern .... first assistant accountant (as Shaun McGovern)
Eddie Michaels .... unit publicist
Jon Mone .... assistant: Mr. Gray and Mr. Ciardi (as Jonathan Mone)
Ashley Morrison .... production assistant (as Ashley C. Morrison)
John K. Patterson .... assistant location manager
Tiffany Piperno .... production assistant: editorial
Zachary Rener .... production assistant
Jeremy Roberts .... payroll accountant
Daniel Salas-Porras .... assistant production coordinator
Romy Stevenson .... production assistant
Shelby Stockton .... assistant to football coordinator
Raigen Thornton .... medic
Raigen Thornton .... paramedic: pre-rigging
Matthew Walcutt .... production assistant: editorial
Robert Steven White .... location assistant
Eric A. Williams .... location manager (as Eric Austin Williams)
Bill Wolkoff .... assistant: Mr. Decter and Mr. Strauss
Brinton Bryan .... stand-in: "Dizzy/Gil" (uncredited)
Anne Carr .... medic (uncredited)
Anne Carr .... script revisor (uncredited)
Colin Edlund .... craft service (uncredited)
Rebecca Ewing .... production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Michael J. Fisher .... football coordinator (uncredited)
Michael Hansen .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
David Mendoza .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christie Moreau .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Brooke Satrazemis .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Christopher Scull .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and mild drug references
Runtime:
88 min | 92 min (director's cut)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M (original rating) | Australia:PG (video rating) | Canada:PG | Denmark:7 | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #38088) | USA:Unrated (director's cut)

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Trivia:
Zooey Deschanel, who plays quirky Nora in The New Guy, also plays quirky Jess in the TV show The New Girl.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Kirk advises Dizzy that a girl will "powerlevel" him, as though it were a beat-down. "Powerlevel" actually refers to a concept in Kirk's beloved EverQuest wherein a higher-level character protects and/or enhances a lower-level character in order to help the lower-level character "level-up" at a faster rate. It is actually something desirable. Ironically, The New Guy and EverQuest were developed by the same company.See more »
Quotes:
Dizzy:[stealing the mic from the Gospel preacher] Ladies and gentleman! Brothers and sisters! I'd like to talk to you all about sex! The devil's middle name, sex! You know what the best form of sexual abstinence is? Being me. Can I get an amen?
Nora:Amen!
Dizzy:You wanna talk about some pain? Lemme hear ya! You wanna talk about pain?
Gospel Singer:That boy's got the spirit.
Reverend:He's an idiot.
Dizzy:If ever a member of the opposite sex ever told you you are not her type...
Crowd:AMEN!
Dizzy:Let me hear you shout amen-ah! If you ever had duct tape-ah ripped off-ah your naked buttocks-ah...
[...]
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43 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Crazy Eyes!, 10 May 2002
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

So back when I was in high school The New Guy was released and my best friend and I saw it together, all I could say was that I wanted to pull a Dizzy, re-vamp my whole act for the school, we can all dream, right? But anyways onto the movie, The New Guy is actually a really funny high school comedy that is sure to deliver a few good laughs. I think the reason why is because of the cast, it looked like they just had a blast making this movie and made it completely entertaining. While it's definitely not the best acted or stands out against all other high school comedies, this formula worked and DJ Qualls truly made the movie into something special. He and Eddie Griffin were great for The New Guy, a new twist on the typical high school tale of freaks, geeks and beautiful people.

Prison inmate, Luther tells us the story of Dizzy Gillespie Harrison, a 18-year-old high school senior and nerd. Dizzy is friends with Nora, Kirk and Glen, and attends Rocky Creek High School, where he is picked on by star football player Barclay. This occurs before and after Tina Osgood causes him to have an erection, which the school librarian accidentally breaks. Dizzy is misdiagnosed with Tourette syndrome; he is then illegally placed on medication by the school counselor. While at the mall's food court, Dizzy makes a fool of himself and gets arrested. In prison, Dizzy meets Luther, who turns out to be a sympathetic ex-victim who makes it his goal to teach him how to be cool. In an attempt to wipe the slate clean, Dizzy gets himself expelled from his old high school, then undergoes a makeover with the help of the prison inmates. Changing his name to 'Gil Harris', he enrolls at East Highland High and makes an impression by being dropped off in a prison van and beating up the school bully, Connor. The action has an intended effect, and head cheerleader, Danielle, welcomes the newcomer to school. Everything goes to plan, he's cool, popular, and everyone looks up to him… little does the school know what Diz actually was at one point.

I really did enjoy The New Guy, I still love watching it today. There are a lot of great bits, but I think what my friend and I always have a great time watching is when the prisoners are teaching Dizzy how to be tough, especially when Luther teaches Diz "the crazy eyes". This movie has a lot of memorable moments in it, I don't know if it's enough though for The New Guy to stand out as a classic high school comedy. But I do recommend it if you get the chance, it has a great soundtrack, a cool story and fun characters. Diz definitely made Madonna run for her money with his new re-invention of himself.

7/10

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