The Substitute (1996)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
When a teacher is assaulted by gang members at school, her boyfriend, a soldier of fortune named Shale, decides to take matters into his own hands. He becomes the new substitute teacher, and goes undercover to investigate the lethal street gang. Shale discovers that the thugs are heavily involved with drug dealing, and that the principal himself "assigns" their illegal activities.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 22
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 4.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The entire setup is too garish to be credible.
Fresh: There's a sense of shrewd observation throughout The Substitute that makes it come alive and seem quite a few cuts above such usual genre fare.
Fresh: Those who appreciate the irony of a killing machine turned loose on a pack of nasty students will find The Substitute a source of nonstop delight.
Rotten: The title changes, the actors change, and the superficial details of the story change, but it is always about exactly the same thing: heavily armed men shooting at one another.
If you like gang violence and a lot of fighting this is a must see. The acting is suprisingly good and the plot isnt bad.
Commando Meets School....Interesting.....But A Bit Much For School. Still Entertaining Though
The Best of School Action
If your were a fan of The Principal or Dangerous Minds, this is right up your alley, This is the best of the school action movies, just because the cast is great it not a one or two people that famous there several great actors, and a great storyline that just give it that great action movie feel.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 1996
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