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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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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:

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Guy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,007,833, 12 May 2002

Gross USA:

$29,760,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,167,388
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

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

When Dizzy tells the band about getting them a paying gig the day after the football teams first win he says they will be headlining homecoming two weeks from Friday but they play the Championship game before homecoming. If their time line holds true the football team would have only won 2 games before the title game and when has a state championship been played before homecoming See more »

Quotes

Glen: I imagine God having an ass like that. Did that sound gay?
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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

Spun-off from Simple Plan: I'm Just a Kid (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Uh-Huh
Written by Christopher Stewart, Tab Nkhereanye, Traci Hale, Malik Crawford, Jarell Houston (as Jarell Houston) and Lil' Fizz (as Dreux Frederic)
Performed by B2K
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

DJ Qualls sure know how to to act strangely and funny.
18 May 2002 | by elgenSee all my reviews

I saw this movie about 2 weeks ago and i must say that i was impressed by DJ Q's acting as Gil Harris / Gale Harrison! Ross Patterson also was acting like a modern high school thugstah... Anyway, this movie made me laugh like i havent laughed since American Pie 1 & 2! :) This is a kinda classical teenage movie, worth to watch! Lets just hope that they make a New Guy 2 or something.. ;)


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