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The Substitute (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Die Wahrheit führt zum Tod  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Tedious, but not that bad!
6 July 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Amanda Donohue stars as a wonderful teacher with a dark side - she kills people. Pretty unoriginal concept, but I enjoyed it. Amanda Donohue was flawless in her portrayal of both a high school teacher and a psycho loon. She reminded me of my teachers so much I shivered. This film also marks Mark Wahlberg's acting debut and you can tell. Marky Mark was terrible in his portrayal of a "rebellious" teen and potential victim. I was cheering for his death and thank god he's taken some acting lessons since then. Dalton James was alright, but Natasha Gregson Wagner, who looks she's balding, was quite boring.

More suspense was needed as was some development of the supporting characters (Wagner, Wahlberg, etc...). Aside from a few lost plots, bad performances and scenes of standard thriller fare, check it out. For once we actually feel for and understand the protagonist. She might kill people for personal gain, but who doesn't?

6.5/10


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