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The New Guy

Year:
Duration:
88 min | 92 min (director's cut)
Genres:
Comedy
IMDB rate:
5.8
Director:
Ed Decter
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2002-05-10
Filming Locations: 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park, Texas, USA
Earnings
Budget: $13,000,000
Opening Weekend: $9,007,833 (USA) (12 May 2002)
Gross: $28,972,187 (USA) (30 June 2002)
Cast
Actor
Character
Christa Campbell
Christa Campbell
The New Guy
Jerod Mixon
Jerod Mixon
The New Guy
Parry Shen
Parry Shen
The New Guy
DJ Qualls
Dizzy
Eliza Dushku
Danielle
Zooey Deschanel
Nora
Lyle Lovett
Bear
Eddie Griffin
Luther
Sunny Mabrey
Courtney
Ross Patterson
Conner
Matt Gogin
Ed Ligget
Horatio Sanz
Dance Instructor
Tony Hawk
Himself
Geoffrey Lewis
Principal Zaylor
Charlie O'Connell
Charlie
Gene Simmons
Reverend
Tommy Lee
Himself
Kool Moe Dee
Ted
Jermaine Dupri
Jermaine
Josh Todd
Rudy
Henry Rollins
Warden
Illeana Douglas
Kiki Pierce
Kurt Fuller
Mr. Undine
M.C. Gainey
Clem
Hans Stroble
Dave
Charles Hutchison
Lonnie
Avery Kidd Waddell
Pete
Mike Erwin
Travis
Bryan Shy
Mark
Jesse Castillo
Gordon
Rachael E. Stevens
Tina
Laura Clifton
Emily
Conrad Goode
Billy Ray
Jai Rodriguez
Jose
Robert A. Guthrie
Damian
Matthew Lee Pelosi
Young Dizzy
Ryan Waller
Announcer
Kina Cosper
Estelle
Vanilla Ice
Music Store Employee (as Robert Van Winkle)
Bill Wolkoff
Music Store Manager
Mike Wachs
Henry
Pride Grinn
Redneck
Kyle Gass
Mr. Luberoff
Valente Rodriguez
Ramone
Justine Johnston
Mrs. Whitman
Billy F. Harden
Choir Member
Joy Hadnott
Carmen
Christie Abbott
Christie
Meredith May
Cheerleader
Audrea Ulmer
Cheerleader (as Andrea Ulmer)
Saudia Rashed
Cheerleader
Shana McClendon
Cheerleader
Camille Chen
Cheerleader
Jessica Hale
Cheerleader
Kelly Bright
Cheerleader
Kristen Anderson
Cheerleader
Kellye Cunningham
Cheerleader
David Hasselhoff
Himself
John Christensen
Jerry O'Connell
Highland High Party Twin #1
Deborah Abbott
Sam Goodie's Shopper (uncredited)
Cynthia Aguiar
Fan
Kate Alexander
Highland High Student
René Alvarado
Party Guy
Ameer Baraka
Barclay
Johnny Bartee
Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Jason Bohn
Football Player
James Brown
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robb Chamberlain
Fan
Joshua Clephas
Football Player
Peter Cornwell
Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Joshua J. Cotten
(uncredited)
Marta Cross
Party Girl (uncredited)
Timothy F. Crowley
Football Official
Lisa Del Dotto
Mall Shopper
Susan E. Denison
Flower Child (uncredited)
Patrick Dew
Party Boy
Troy Dillinger
Prisoner / Mascot (uncredited)
Katy Dunlap
Popular Girl (uncredited)
Dan Eggleston
Football Fan
Michelle Fairbanks
Goth Girl (uncredited)
Leigh M. Harris
Rocky Creek Student (uncredited)
John Harrison
Highland High Student
David Scott Heck
Highland Hippie (uncredited)
Landon Kash
Football Player
Rachel Klein
Highland Popular Girl
Matthew S. Moffett
Fan
Christina Murphy
Party Dancer (uncredited)
Rick Olmos
Mall Customer
Vincent James Prendergast
Nerd with a Back Brace (uncredited)
Scott Rocher
Football Fan
Greg Romero
Football Fan
Julia Schultz
Tommy Lee's Girlfriend
Melanie Stovall
Highland High Student
Nicole Taylor
Highland High Popular Girl
Gary Teague
Football Fan
Gary Vaught
Football Official
Aaron Wells
Jason
Did you know?
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).
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Zooey Deschanel, who plays quirky Nora in The New Guy, also plays quirky Jess in the TV show The New Girl.
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The counselor's office in the first high school was the only room that did not actually exist in the first high school that 'Dizzy/ Gil' attends. The office was constructed in the foyer of the high school due to space constraints in the actual administrative offices of the existing high school.
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Goofs
Kirk advises Dizzy that a girl will "powerlevel" him, as though it were a beat-down. "Powerlevel" actually refers to a concept in Kirk's beloved EverQuest wherein a higher-level character protects and/or enhances a lower-level character in order to help the lower-level character "level-up" at a faster rate. It is actually something desirable. Ironically, The New Guy and EverQuest were developed by the same company.
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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.
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At the end of the film, Kirk says "Would you two get a room?" to Nora and Glen, but you can just about see his face at that moment and his lips aren't moving.
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Quotes
Nora: He's got kind of a... Brad Pitt thing going there.
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Tina: Didn't they tie you up last year and make you wear rubber breasts?
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Dizzy: We're not playing Everquest, Kirk, we're on planet Earth.
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Faq
Q
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
A
The Director's cut of "The New Guy" has only been released in the US so far. It contains some cuts for the PG-13 and also two new plot scenes which feature DJ Qualls as William Wallace (not Patton) already in the first football game. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Christa Campbell Julius Carry Jerod Mixon Parry Shen
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