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The Substitute (1993)

A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student who begins to suspect her true identity.

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Gayle Richards / Laura Ellington
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Josh Wyatt
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Jenny
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Ben Wyatt (as Eugene Glazer)
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Principal Beatty
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Amy Cooper
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Ryan Westerberg (as Marky Mark)
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Margo
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Riggs
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Dave Korczuk
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Bernard
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Courtney
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Kim
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Rusty
Martin Martinuzzi ...
Doug Richards
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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)  »

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Die Wahrheit führt zum Tod  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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better than I thought it would be
4 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I must admit, I am usually a bit dubious when looking at TV movies, as in most cases they are quite poor, but in this case I was pleasantly surprised. This was mainly due to the superb performance of Amanda Donaghue, who made a convincing & sympathetic psychotic killer (why is it every feature film has to have a British nasty? I know they are always good, but come on), which makes a change from the usual one diminsional characters. The rest of the cast played the part too, & were quite good, making you at least believe in them, though there was the usual nonsense of ancient pupils, who were in alot of cases not much younger than Amanda Donaghue. Ignoring this hilarity, the plot though not exactly thought provoking was at least adequate, & was everything else. So although the film had nothing that hadn't been seen before, it is not bad, & worth a look if only for Miss Donaghue. Now, why didn't I have a horny teacher like her when I was at school.


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