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
Zooey Deschanel, who plays quirky Nora in The New Guy, also plays quirky Jess in the TV show The New Girl. See more »
When Kirk lets go of the motorcycle and it crashes into the garage door the front wheel is on the left, but when shown from the reverse angle the front wheel is still on the left when it should be on the right. See more »
Did we give up when Pearl Harbor was bombed?
Football player #72:
Hey, I thought that movie made money.
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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 »
Written by Tommy Roe and Freddy Weller
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by Rehab
Courtesy of Epic Records
Contains a sample of "Dizzy"
Performed by Tommy Roe
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
As with all teen-based movies, it is wrong to go in with the expectation of a deeply profound and provocative movie. This movie is supposed to be far-fetched and whacky and succeeds perfectly.
The characters are cliched in order to highlight the flaws of the jock, the cheerleader, the geek etc. It is not a byproduct of poorly thought out characters or lack of depth. Rather, the film concentrates on exploiting these cliches for all the humour that they're worth.
If you have the breadth of scope to appreciate the far-out and the obscene, then this is a great movie. If not, lighten up!
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