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The Substitute (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  19 April 1996 (USA)
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After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane ... See full summary »

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Joey Six
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Jerome Brown
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After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane Hetzko, who is a history teacher at Columbus High School in Miami. Some of Jane's students happen to be members of a street gang known as the "Kings of Destruction" (KOD), led by Juan Lacas, who has been terrorizing Jane. After Jane's kneecap is broken by a big seminole named Bull, she tells Shale that she believes Lacas ordered the attack, so Shale goes undercover as Jane's substitute, and initially, Jane has no idea that Shale is doing this. At the school, Shale meets principal Claude Rolle, librarian Hannah Dillon, and english and drama teacher Darrell Sherman. It turns out that Lacas is one of Jane's students. As Shale investigates the attack on Jane, he discovers that drugs are being circulated into the school. Shale even investigates local drug kingpin Johnny Glades, who may or may not have someone... Written by Todd Baldridge

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The most dangerous thing about school used to be the students. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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19 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$40,167 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$14,752,141 (USA) (2 August 1996)
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The movie was shot during the summer months and kids enrolled in summer classes were extras on the film. Free Papa John's pizza was served to anyone who would stay after school. See more »

Goofs

When Matt starts confessing to Shane after getting hit in the head with his own helmet, his face is clean minus a few scrapes by his left eye but it in the next shot he's sweating and has blood coming out of his nose and mouth. See more »

Quotes

Shale: I'd like to know what area of history you're studying.
Student: The fuck you history!
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Licorice Stiks
Written by D. Weldon, C. Givings, S. Bell
Performed by Intense Method
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Enjoyable Action flick
3 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are alot of different movies based upon school disruption, but the best ones I've seen thus far are The Substitute and 187.

187 has a bit more meaning to it, but a little less action. Tom Berenger has always made a believable tough guy (just look at Platoon) I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys action flicks.

*** 1/2 out of *****


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