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The Substitute (1993)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  22 September 1993 (USA)
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A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student whom begins to suspect her true identity.

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After high school teacher Gayle Richardson finds out her husband is cheating on her, killing him and his mistress in an outburst of rage, she sets the house on fire and flees. One year later we find her back in another town, at another school, under another name. Everything is running smoothly, until people start messing with her new life and her hidden past and she is forced to stop them... at all costs. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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22 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Wahrheit f├╝hrt zum Tod  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Oh Amanda!
5 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film, made for Cable, is far from perfect but the truth is I was engrossed. Riveted actually. Amanda Donohoe gives a fantastic performance as someone trying to hide from her own past and failing in the most devastating way. Her torture is written all over her fabulous face. Great part of the film is just mesmerizing. Young faces full of something lyrical and magic. Including the future Oscar nominee, Mark Whalberg. There is an undeniable Hitchcockian touch, even the score has a Bernard Herrman sound. I saw it a week ago and here I am, still thinking about it. Not available on DVD. I would love to hear the behind the scenes. I'm sure there is story there.


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