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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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le nouveau  »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


At the first football game that Gil goes to, the announcers say that that was the first win since the last Bush was president. Then, when Gil goes into the office and the coach and the principal are thanking him for all he did, the coach then states that it was their first win in five years. The movie was made in 2002 when George W. Bush was president, five years before that Bill Clinton would be president, not George Bush. See more »


Danielle: Carmen: more cheer, less pole dance, 'kay? You don't want guys stuffing bills down your panties.
Carmen: What panties?
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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 »


References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »


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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Dorky, funny, Cool
20 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Ok, this movie is so funny. It skips the cheap humor of farts, and sick jokes and creates a situation that is funny on its own. Its original, and fresh on the coming of age genre of movies. It somewhat leaves the coming of age movie, and goes more towards comedy. I like how they had a few elements of other movies, yet it remained original and funny. Crazy Eyes kept being funny, the outcomes and situations that happens at times on their own, are funny! Nice cameos, and a nice paced movie. i will be adding this movie to my collection and will love to watch it a few more times.. Its funny!

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