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New Port South (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 September 2001 (USA)
A group of teenagers wish to rebel against the administrators and teachers (the system) in their suburban Chicago high school called New Port South.

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Kyle Cooper

Writer:

James Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Shields ... Maddox
Will Estes ... Chris
Kevin Christy ... Clip
Melissa George ... Amanda
Brad Eric Johnson Brad Eric Johnson ... Knox
Gabriel Mann ... Wilson
Todd Field ... Mr. Walsh
Nick Sandow ... Armstrong
Raymond J. Barry ... Edwards (as Raymond Barry)
Lawrence MacGowan Lawrence MacGowan ... Lawson
Michael Shannon ... Stanton (as Mike Shannon)
Rebekah Nanfria Rebekah Nanfria ... McAmmond (as Rebekah Louise Smith)
Janelle Snow ... Foster
Chad Christ ... Morehouse
Dahlia Salem ... Kameron
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Storyline

A cranky high school student cons his friends into helping him with a propaganda blitz against the school administration which results in a student body riot and the inevitable moral lesson... all set to a trance-hop soundtrack. Written by Anonymous

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Some students can't be dismissed

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled John Hughes Project See more »

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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, the title "New Port South" changes to "New Youth" with the rebellious students logo used as the letter Y. See more »

Soundtracks

DIRGELIKE AND THREATENING
Written by Josh Eustis, Turk Dietrich, Alfredo Nogueira and Charlie Cooper
Performed by Drop D
Courtesy of Hefty Records
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Intriguing
20 September 2001 | by CitpeksSee all my reviews

New Port South is the kind of movie you have to see for yourself. I know that if it had been marketed more, it would have been A LOT more successful. When my friend and I went to see it, there were only four people in the theater. We're 14 year old girls, the other two were a middle-aged couple. (The older couple didn't like it too much.) The man even went as far as to say, "Now I know why there were only four people here..." I completely disagree with him. I loved the movie, it was very thought-provoking, and I didn't understand it until the ending quote. It's basically about a group of students who decides that their school system isn't right, so they go against it, playing tricks and showing the administration that the school population can think for themselves. Any student can definitely relate to New Port South because every once in a while, every student feels like getting back at "the system."


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