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The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)

R | | Action, Drama | Video 24 April 2001
Former mercenary Karl Thomasson returns once again as a substitute teacher, this time to 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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The second film in which the female love interest is killed off. 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 (1996) See more »

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***1/2 out of 5
16 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Why Treat Williams keeps coming back to this series is beyond me, even better why I keep returning to this series is beyond me, but actually this one is pretty good. Again it has nothing to do with the past 3 (ironic isn't it?). Any logic that exsisted in the series has been totally thrown out thw window this time around as Williams is hired by a friend to take a teaching job to check up on his nephew. What he uncovers is a training camp thats is making terrorists out of a group of neo-nazis. Not as good as the second Sub. but far surpasses 1 and 3 due to its heathly does of action.


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