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The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)

Video  -  Action | Drama  -  24 April 2001 (USA)
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An undercover policeman 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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The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option  »

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This is the only film in the Substitute series in which Karl is no longer a mercenary. This time, he is retired from the mercenary business and is now a police detective. See more »

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Karl Thomasson: [to Jenny] I hope you like this wine. If you don't, its your fault, 'cause you baught it.
[laughs]
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Follows The Substitute (1996) 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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