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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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Danny Bramson
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Randall Thomasson
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Willy
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Anya Thomasson
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Kara Lavelle
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Joel
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Dontae (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Keyshawn
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Joey 6
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Warren Drummond
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Johnny Bartee
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Sodaboy (as Antonio Lyons)
Paul Lazar ...
Mack Weathers
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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 "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>

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Action | Thriller

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

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 »

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

Karl Thomasson: [holds up a yo-yo] what do you think this is?
Dontae: It's just a simple toy man
[starts drinking from a large bottle]
Karl Thomasson: To you it is. But back in 1500 in the Philippines it was a weapon
[lashes out with the yo-yo and smashes the bottle Dontae is drinking from]
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Connections

Followed by The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

School's Out
Written by Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Pretty fun / easy to watch.
11 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hey, it's not great, but it was fun to watch. Played it on BBC1 (UK) on Sat 11 Feb, 23:50. I wasn't planning on watching it, I hadn't heard of it before, nothing much else to do so I left it on.

I enjoyed it, so that's more than I was expecting. The story was a little poor, the acting wasn't amazing, but hey, if nothing better is on - watch it! It should keep you busy.

There are lots of unrealistic scenes, but it's not supposed to be a highly complex film.

I probably wouldn't watch it for a second time. I'll give it a six because it kept me busy for 85 minutes, and there was lots of ghetto talk, MOH F**KER. Haha.


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