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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dizzy
... Danielle
... Nora
... Kirk
... Glen
... Bear
... Luther
... Courtney
... Conner
Matt Gogin ... Ed Ligget
... Dance Instructor
... Himself
... Principal Zaylor
... Charlie
... Reverend
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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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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,007,833, 12 May 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,972,187, 30 June 2002
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The theatrical version features a Patton (1970) spoof, while the director's cut features a Braveheart (1995) spoof which the director felt would better lead into the payoff at the end. See more »

Goofs

In the final game, after the fumble, the ball is picked up. But in the next shot we see the ball in the lower left corner of the screen bobbling on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Kirk: If anyone's lost a pair of balls we have found them. Wait, there's a name here. Dizzy Harrison, please pick your balls up and scrotum, that's balls and scrotum at counter 5.
Music Store Employee(Seth): That's my microphone!
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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

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Written by John Edney, Geoff Turney, Gary P. Dean and Ralph Sall
Produced by Ralph Sall
Performed by OPM
Courtesy of Lava/Atlantic Recording Corporation
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as good as these movies can be
21 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

just when you think they are going to go overboard with the dork vs jocks and dissing his old dork friends conflicts, they don't, thank you. Plus, more often than not, the main villan does not even take that big of a role and his friends and girlfriend make him look like the idiot that he is. Because of these reasons,this movie is totally enjoyable and easy to watch.


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