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The New Guy Details


Former Prada model and co-star D.J. Qualls makes a bid for leading man status in this nerd-makeover comedy. Qualls stars as Dizzy, a dorky but delinquent high school student who's determined to get expelled from his hellish high school -- but ends up landing in jail instead. There he meets the intimidating, street-smart Luther (Eddie Griffin), himself a former geek, who takes Dizzy under his wing to teach him the art of being cool. Soon Luther and his pals have broken Dizzy of his meek, maladroit ways, and Dizzy is ready to start a new life at a new high school under a new name: Gil Harris. When Gil arrives at East Highland High -- his former inmate reputation known to all -- he quickly ingratiates himself with the cool kids and lays to waste any jocks who stand in his way. He even manages to date the school's most coveted girl, Danielle (Eliza Dushku). But when a face from his past shows up, it seems that his facade as the big man on campus may be about to crumble. The New Guy also stars Zooey Deschanel and Lyle Lovett, and features cameos from rockers Henry Rollins, Gene Simmons, and Tommy Lee. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:May 10, 2002


Edward Decter
Mark Ciardi
Gordon Gray
Todd Garner
David Kendall
Michael D. O'Shea
Ralph Sall
Composer (Music Score)
David Rennie
Dina Lipton
Production Designer
Michael Atwell
Art Director
Edward Decter
Executive Producer
Greg Silverman
Executive Producer
Michael Fottrell
Executive Producer
John J. Strauss
Executive Producer
Suzette Sheets
Set Designer
Russell Clark
Nancy Nayor
Michael O'Farrell
Supervising Sound Editor