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The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999)

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At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Treat Williams finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson to the football jocks responsible.

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David Jensen ...
Macy
Barbara Jane Reams ...
Albanian Girl
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Soldier #1
Jeff Jensen ...
Soldier #2
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Prof. Nicole Stewart
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Terri
Michael Shane Davis ...
Josh Silver
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Rahmel
Ed Cameron ...
Bo Robinson
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Thad
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Muscle
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Scott Wilkinson ...
Head Coach Bill Braden
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Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson, his friend Macy, and an albanian girl are being held in a brutal Kosovo prison where Macy is severely beaten. Just before he dies, Macy gives Karl a medal to give to Macy's daughter Nicole Stewart, who is a professor of english at Eastern Atlantic University on Long Island in New York. Karl and the Albanian girl then escape, and Karl kills their two captors. Three months later, Karl shows up at the university and visits Nicole, who is reluctant to accept Macy's medal because due to his military obligations, Macy was out of Nicole's life more than he was in it. Soon after Karl visits Nicole, she is brutally beaten up. When Karl hears of this, he has his friends Ed Lincoln and Rahmel help him take over as Nicole's substitute under a false name, then Karl brings another mercenary friend named Andy in on the investigation of the beating so Andy can work with Karl, Ed, and Rahmel. Karl believes it was a member of the football team who did it then he ... Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@mis.net>

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A félelmek iskolája 3: Dupla vagy semmi  »

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The movie is set in Long Island but was shot in Salt Lake City so the director had to make sure that no mountains appeared in any shot. See more »

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When Andy/Susie is breaking the fingers of the big mobster guy, her left leg is on top of him in some shots and tucked beside him in other shots. See more »

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Thad: We still gotta do something about that teacher. Get her off our backs.
Bo Robinson: Yeah you're right.
Jeremy: What do you do when someones standing between you and the end-zone? You chop block his ass into next week! Send him home on a stretcher!
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The Best "Substitute" Sequel
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All" is the best "Substitute" sequel. Karl Thomasson (Williams) is back in action. He (once again) goes undercover to foil a mobster's scheme to give high schools steroids.... and avenge a fellow teacher's brutal beating.

What's great about this sequel is that there's effort put into this. The action scenes are plentiful and Treat handles himself well during the hand-to-hand combat. The bad guys are over-the-top, and Thomasson's mercenary crew has at least 1 1\2 dimensions. Of course, the movie is weak script-wise, but it overcomes that with the usual professionalism of Treat.

Unfortunately, "The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not An Option" is a pretty poor follow-up. Avoid that one.

If you are a Treat completist, watch this, if not, you may or may not enjoy the cheesy action.

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