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The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)

R | | Action, Drama | Video 24 April 2001
A former Special Ops Merc must infiltrate a military school's faculty to cease the actions of white supremacists.

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A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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In the first three Substitute films the antagonists are gangsters; in this film, the antagonist's are white supremacists. See more »

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Treat Williams is supposed to be a uniformed teacher/officer in a military academy. Yet his haircut is clearly not within US Army standards. See more »

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Karl Thomasson: Whine usually makes me tired.
Jenny: [Kisses Karl] Still tired?
Karl Thomasson: No, I'm wide awake now!
[He and Jenny passionately kiss]
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Follows The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999) See more »

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NO Substitute for Substitue IV
25 January 2001 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

Treat Williams is at his best in this, the fourth installment of the famous Substitute series. The plot twists are delectable, and the fight scenes are horrifyingly realistic yet perfectly intriguing. Fans of cerebral cinema will appreciate the undertones of racial tension and personal identity struggles, while the action buffs will enjoy the numerous explosions and gunfire. Yes, there is a little something for everyone in The Substitute IV- we can only hope and pray that Treat will sign on for the fifth and final installment of the series- Substitute V.


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