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PG-13| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison (D. J. Qualls) has finally gotten lucky - he has a second chance to be the guy with no past in "The New Guy," a hilarious story about wiping the slate clean and reinventing yourself. Transforming from dud to stud at his new school with the help of inmate Luther, geeky Dizzy becomes the cool Gil Harris and sets out to destroy the popularity-obsessed social system, boost school morale and win the heart of Danielle (Eliza Dushku).

Cast: D. J. Qualls , Eliza Dushku , Zooey Deschanel , Lyle Lovett , Jerod Mixon , Illeana Douglas , Parry Shen , Kurt Fuller

Director: Ed Decter

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

The New Guy (2002)

Release Date: May 10th, 2002|1 hr. 28 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Lame, haphazard teen comedy. show more

  • 12
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Reaches breathtaking lows of incoherence, sexism, racial stereotyping, and -- did I say incoherence? show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Tries everything possible to win you over -- satire, gross-out comedy, even earnest romance. But as any high-schooler can tell you, the harder you try, the bigger you fall. show more

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