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The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  3 April 1998 (USA)
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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 »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Bramson
Randall Thomasson
Anya Thomasson
Kara Lavelle
Owen Stadele ...
Dontae (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Angel David ...
Joey 6
Warren Drummond
Johnny Bartee
Sodaboy (as Antonio Lyons)
Paul Lazar ...
Mack Weathers


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 <>

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Action | Thriller

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




Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Substitute II  »

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What ties this movie to the previous one is the presence of Joey 6, and Thomasson's mentioning Shale when he meets Joey 6. See more »


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 »


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.
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Good film
24 July 2000 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

The movie was really quite good. I haven't watched the first one before, so I didn't know if that one was better or not. Treat Williams wasn't as good as the other actors, he didn't have any expressions on his face! But credit has to be given to Susan May Pratt and the utterly gorgeous Edoardo Ballerini. I have to admit though that the fight sequences were really quite bad.

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