He's tough... He's streetwise... He's the new kid at school Arnold Norberry (Kevin Dillon) is an alienated, streetwise adolescent just out of juvenile hall, who is the new kid in school. His teacher Miss Karnisian (Mary Joan Negro) persuades three students, Michael Parker (Christopher Gartin), Warren (Daniel Hess), and Harry (Wayne Daniels) to befriend Arnold and help him make the adjustment back into polite society. The transition is difficult, because Arnold has an attitude problem, and walks away from responsibilities when reality becomes too difficult. But they make the attempt, and soon Michael see a different side to Arnold, and realises that he is just putting on a tough act to hide his loneliness.