5.1/10
2,223
32 user 8 critic

The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)

Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson arrives in Brooklyn to attend the funeral of his brother Randall, who was murdered while trying to stop a carjacking that has been blamed on the "... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(characters), (characters) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Robert Mandel
Stars: Tom Berenger, Raymond Cruz, William Forsythe
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Karl Thomasson finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson, and get revenge, on the brash football jocks responsible.

Director: Robert Radler
Stars: Treat Williams, David Jensen, Barbara Jane Reams
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Former mercenary Karl Thomasson returns once again as a substitute teacher, this time to infiltrate a military school's faculty to cease the actions of white supremacists.

Director: Robert Radler
Stars: Treat Williams, Angie Everhart, Patrick Kilpatrick
The Substitute (TV Movie 1993)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Martin Donovan
Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Dalton James, Natasha Gregson Wagner
Killer Party (1986)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes
Sniper (1993)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A US Marine sniper is partnered with a SWAT member to take out rebel leaders in the jungles of Panama.

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J.T. Walsh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Stadele ...
Joel
...
Danny Bramson
...
Randall Thomasson
...
Willy
...
Anya Thomasson
...
Kara Lavelle
...
...
Dontae (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
...
Keyshawn
...
Mase
...
...
Warren Drummond
Daryl Edwards ...
Johnny Bartee
...
Sodaboy (as Antonio Lyons)
Paul Lazar ...
Mack Weathers
Edit

Storyline

Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson arrives in Brooklyn to attend the funeral of his brother Randall, who was murdered while trying to stop a carjacking that has been blamed on the "Brotherhood", a vicious street gang led by "Little B." Karl, who believes there is something more to it, goes undercover as Randall's replacement at Lenthrop High School in Brooklyn, where Randall was a history teacher, so Karl can investigate the Brotherhood. Karl becomes the protector of Randall's daughter Anya when their lives are threatened by whoever is behind the recent string of carjackings, and the plot behind the carjackings runs a lot deeper than the Brotherhood, and the threat is a lot closer to Karl and Anya than they dare to think. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@mis.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Substitute II  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Treat Williams, and Tom Berenger (the actor of the previous film) have starred opposite Billy Zane in films. Williams in "The Phantom" (1994), and Berenger in "Sniper" (1993). See more »

Goofs

As Karl and Danny face the Hoods, Karl tels the Hoods to look at their chests so they can see the infra-red lights from the scopes. Infra-red scopes don't work that way (you do see a red dot but only through the scope and not on the target) but laser sights do mark their targets that way. See more »

Quotes

Joey 6: [Watching Randall's daughter enter a car] Smart money says the real action's in the car with the boyfriend.
Karl Thomasson: [Deadpan] I think the smart money should shut up.
See more »

Connections

Followed by The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Mommy
Written by Kool Keith and Godfather Don
Performed by the Cenobites
Courtesy of Fondle 'Em Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The hall monitor...
24 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Treat Williams stars as a mercenary who fills in for his brother after said brother is murdered, along the way he finds that all blame points to Drummond (B.D Wong) but Williams' elaborate plan to teach and kickbox his students is put into full effect when Drummond's men find out about him and decide to kill him. Believe it or not I preferred this sequel to the original, only due to the faster pace and a more likable hero in Treat Williams. Williams is one of those versatile actors who can convince in action and convince in the role of being human. Treat Williams acts much like how a real teacher in real life would plus he seems willing to negotiate and make amends for his actions. Such as the scene where Williams offers to pay for the kid's radio that he threw out the radio. There are many good scenes that are quite well acted such as when Williams talks to the class and in all seriousness it works better than the original. Also another element I like is how the action is more under control and the movie develops a more serious take on the plot. Although the one line of which Williams says "I've killed before but I try to not like it, so this is going to be a new experience for me" Is a howler. This makes the movie far more enjoyable than sequels usually are.

* * 1/2 out of 4-(Pretty good)


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Academy Awards Anarchy With Jordan Horowitz

La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz recounts the moment his movie was mistakenly awarded an Oscar. Plus, "The IMDb Show" finds out who your celebrity doppelgangers are.

Watch now