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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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A bad guy gets his arm cut off. By the look of the arm, the arm is severed below the shoulder but when we see the guy, it appears that the cut was made at the shoulder. (And it is obvious that his arm tucked into his shirt.) See more »

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Macy: I don't feel anything below my neck. Why don't you just make me a little more comfortable and then you skip town by yourself?
Karl Thomasson: What and give up my favorite dance partner? Not a chance.
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Follows The Substitute (1996) See more »

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Suspenseful with a capital S
17 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To attach the nomenclature, "suspensful," to this film would be putting it mildly. This film is a riveting piece of cinema, to say the least. Any movie that features a professional mercenary in a leading role is definitely quality. After all, the action that issues from a mercenary can in no way be paltry. ANd, when mercenaries meet football jocks, things ALWAYS get interesting, especially when drugs are involved. The way Karl spells his name indicates that he is a force to be reckoned with. The K suggests that Karl may be German, and everyone knows that Germans are fighters. Stalwart Karl fights for what he believes in and is a true hero. This film is gripping from beginning to end, and I would recommend it to everyone


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