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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.

Director:

Ed Decter

Writer:

David Kendall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Matt Gogin ... Ed Ligget
Horatio Sanz ... Dance Instructor
Tony Hawk ... Himself
Geoffrey Lewis ... Principal Zaylor
Charlie O'Connell ... Charlie
Gene Simmons ... 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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, crude humor and mild drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le nouveau See more »

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Box Office

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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| (director's cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During Gil's speech in front of the flag, the Highlanders' number 19 is a black male, but during the game, you can see the skin between his pads and his helmet is white. See more »

Quotes

Tina: Didn't they tie you up last year and make you wear rubber breasts?
Dizzy: You remember, that's really sweet! You know I've been thinking. We're seniors now, and um, maybe sometime if you wanted to drink coffee, you know, um, near me... I would pay!
Tina: Truthfully, you're not my...
Dizzy: Type.
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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 Footloose (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Soar
Written by Ralph Sall
Performed by All Too Much
Courtesy of Bulletproof Recording Company, Inc.
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well, it's another high school movie....loser wins!
12 May 2002 | by little_bear777See all my reviews

If you want a movie that's realistic, look somewhere else. If you want a cute film, where the losers come out on top, this is a pretty good movie. Dj Qualls is becoming a really good actor, and he's got the role of the geek nailed. Patten that boy for this part. There are some choice moments in this movie that make it better then some, and Vanilla Ice is in it...how cool is that? That's actually what makes this movie so great. The cameos. there are some major rockers in this that will refresh the screen at times (towards the end).


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