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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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The second film in which the female love interest is killed off. 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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For Die-Hard Treat Fans Only
12 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

This is the weakest entry in the "Substitute" series. The third one is best.

Karl Thomasson (The Treatster) has to infiltrate (Again!... Stop!) a white supremacy gang run by Brack (Patrick Kilpatrick-Great name!) in a military base.

"White Power" is of course uttered. Can Karl save the base from total Aryan destruction? This movie is an excellent definition of "Going off the rails". Treat is good as usual, but he can't save the film. Angie Everhart's breasts can't save it. (Okay, almost)... but it's just awful. The action scenes feel rushed and no one's heart was in it.

Bill Nunn makes an appearance as local weirdo Luther. He does nothing except beg for our pity. He said yes, probably as a favor to Williams.

Treat has seen better days. Watch "Prince Of The City" and Treat should track down his agent...again.

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