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The New Guy ()


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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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Dizzy
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Danielle
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Nora
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Kirk
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Glen
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Bear
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Luther
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Courtney
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Conner
Matt Gogin ...
Ed Ligget
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Dance Instructor
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Himself
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Principal Zaylor
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Charlie
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Reverend
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Himself
Kool Moe Dee ...
Ted
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Jermaine (as Jermaine D. Mauldin)
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Rudy
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Warden
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Kiki Pierce
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Mr. Undine
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Coach
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Clem
Hans Stroble ...
Dave
Charles Hutchison ...
Lonnie
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Pete (as Avery Waddell)
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Travis
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Mark (as Brian Schaible)
Jesse Castillo ...
Gordon
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Tina
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Emily
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Billy Ray
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Jose
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Damian (as Robert C. Anthony)
Matthew Lee Pelosi ...
Young Dizzy
Ryan Waller ...
Announcer
Kina Cosper ...
Estelle
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Music Store Employee (as Robert Van Winkle)
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Music Store Manager
Mike Wachs ...
Henry
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Redneck
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Mr. Luberoff
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Ramone
Justine Johnston ...
Mrs. Whitman
Billy F. Harden ...
Choir Member
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Carmen
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Christie
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Cheerleader
Audrea Ulmer ...
Cheerleader (as Andrea Ulmer)
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Cheerleader
Shana McClendon ...
Cheerleader
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Cheerleader
Jessica Hale ...
Cheerleader
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Cheerleader
Kristen Anderson ...
Cheerleader
Kellye Cunningham ...
Cheerleader
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Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Christensen
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Highland High Party Twin #1
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Sam Goodie's Shopper (uncredited)
Cynthia Aguiar ...
Fan (uncredited)
Kate Alexander ...
Highland High Student (uncredited)
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Party Guy (uncredited)
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Barclay (uncredited)
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Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Jason Bohn ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Josh Bond ...
Huge Football Player (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Tommy Lee's Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Fan (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
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Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Joshua J. Cotten ...
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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)
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Highland High Student (uncredited)
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Highland Hippie (uncredited)
Landon Kash ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Rachel Klein ...
Highland Popular Girl (uncredited)
Matthew S. Moffett ...
Fan (uncredited)
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Party Dancer (uncredited)
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Mall Customer (uncredited)
Dante Ponzanelli ...
Flag boy (uncredited)
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Nerd with a Back Brace (uncredited)
Scott Rocher ...
Football Fan (uncredited)
Greg Romero ...
Football Fan (uncredited)
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Tommy Lee's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Melanie Stovall ...
Highland High Student (uncredited)
Damian Tamburro ...
Store clerk (uncredited)
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Highland High Popular Girl (uncredited)
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Football Fan (uncredited)
Gary Vaught ...
Football Official (uncredited)
Aaron Wells ...
Jason (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ed Decter

Written by

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David Kendall ... (written by)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Ralph Sall

Cinematography by

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Michael D. O'Shea

Film Editing by

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David Rennie

Editorial Department

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Christein Aromando ... first assistant editor (as Christein Goldstein)
Keith Brachmann ... first assistant editor
Elisa Cohen ... assistant editor (as Elisa R. Cohen)
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

Casting By

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Nancy Nayor

Production Design by

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Dina Lipton

Art Direction by

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Michael Atwell

Set Decoration by

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Suzette Sheets

Costume Design by

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Susie DeSanto

Makeup Department

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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 Anguiano Wheat ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Fottrell ... unit production manager
Isabel Henderson ... post-production supervisor
Catherine S. McComb ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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 Nicolaou Hamilton ... set dressing buyer (as Sally Nicholaou Hamilton)
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

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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 ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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David Blitstein ... special effects coordinator
Brian T. McCarty ... special effects assistant
Gary Schaedler ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Carole Cowley ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Erik Liles ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Colin Strause ... 3D supervisor (uncredited)
Greg Strause ... digital supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Daniel Crouch ... stunts
Richard Humphreys ... stunt coordinator
Jace Jeanes ... stunts
Chris J. King ... stunts (as Chris King)
Rob King ... assistant stunt coordinator / stunts
Mike Mason ... stunts
Lathan McKay ... stunt skateboarder
Lonnie Nelson ... stunt driver
Austin Anderson ... stunt double: Horse (uncredited)
Linda Carlos-Hall ... stunt double (uncredited)
Manny Perry ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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)
Bill Tunnicliffe ... second unit d.p. (uncredited)

Casting Department

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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

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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)

Location Management

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John K. Patterson ... assistant location manager
Robert Steven White ... location assistant
Eric A. Williams ... location manager (as Eric Austin Williams)

Music Department

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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)
Kenneth Mok ... dj (uncredited) (assistant to crowd controller)

Transportation Department

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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

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Natalie Angel ... assistant: Mr. Gray and Mr. Ciardi
Tod Campbell ... production assistant
Russell Clark ... choreographer
Amanda Curry ... assistant accountant
William d'Anthony ... ad and publicity department: Sony Pictures Entertainment
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)
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 / paramedic: pre-rigging
Matthew Walcutt ... production assistant: editorial
Bill Wolkoff ... assistant: Mr. Decter and Mr. Strauss
Brinton Bryan ... stand-in: "Dizzy/Gil" (uncredited)
Anne Carr ... medic (uncredited) / 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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A zero will rise See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le nouveau (France)
  • Los feos también mojan (Spain)
  • Nova faca (Serbia)
  • El chico nuevo (Argentina)
  • O neos einai allios (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 88 min
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Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $9,007,833, 12 May 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia The O'Connell brothers improvised much of their scenes at the party, including the climbing on the swings (which they were not intended to do). See more »
Goofs When Dizzy goes to the mall to see his girlfriend in the bikini, the extras in the background are standing still for a second before continuing to walk. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones/Unfaithful/The New Guy (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Call Me Super Bad See more »
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 »
Quotes Luther: High school is a lot like prison: Bad food, high fences; the sex you want, you ain't gettin', the sex you gettin', you don't want. I've seen terrible things.
Dizzy: Yesterday, an eighty-year-old librarian broke my penis.
Luther: You win.
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