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Dorky high school senior Dizzy (Qualls) wants to transform himself into a cool guy--by getting expelled and transferring to another school. Instead, he winds up in prison where he meets Luther (Griffin), who gives him an attitude makeover. Once he hits the new school, his newfound popularity has him winning a hottie cheerleader (Dushku) and uniting the school. Long (but not quite long enough)-delayed high school flick shows a certain lack of effort on most everyone's part, most notably the director, writer, and cinematographer. Qualls is likable, Deschanel is better than flick deserves, and Dushku supplies the expected sexual spark.

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 88 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

High School, Cheerleaders, Men in Prison, Slob Comedy
David Kendall
DJ Qualls, Eddie Griffin, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel, Lyle Lovett, Jerod Mixon, Parry Shen, Sunny Mabrey, Ross Patterson, Matt Gogin, Illeana Douglas, Kurt Fuller, M.C. Gainey, Julius J. Carry, Horatio Sanz, Geoffrey Lewis
Michael D. O'Shea
Edward Decter
Ralph Sall
Henry Rollins, Gene Simmons, Vanilla Ice, Tommy Lee, Pud Cusack, David Rennie, Michael Atwell, Suzie DeSanto, Dina Lipton
Todd Garner, Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi, Revolution Studios, Columbia Pictures

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The New Guy
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Dizzy Harrison goes to high school, is unpopular and considered a geek. He’s a senior and wants to change things around. He wants to be noticed, considered cool and popular. So he decides to get himself expelled from high school. While in prison he learns the techniques and ways to be cool and popular. As soon as he gets out of prison he enrolls into a different high school under the name Gil Harris. He soon becomes popular and everyone at school thinks he’s awesome. He even gets Danielle, the head cheerleader to notice him. That makes Danielle’s boyfriend mad so he tries to find any dirt on Gil that he can find.