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After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane... See more »

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Jonathan Shale
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Joey Six
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Hollan
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Rem
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Wellman
Ana Azcuy ...
TV Announcer
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Jane Hetzko
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Mr. Darrell Sherman
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Jerome Brown (as Sharron Corley)
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Rodriguez
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Tay
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Juan Lacas
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Principal Claude Rolle
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Janus Showreel Narrator
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Matt Wolfson
Willis Sparks ...
John Janus
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Deidre Lane
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Bull
Jody Wilson ...
Mrs. Andrewson
Ian Marioles ...
KOD Punk
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Lisa Rodriguez
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Michael Davis
David Hayes ...
Frank Davis
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Hannah Dillon
Nidia Alvarez ...
Student
Melissa Martinez ...
Student
Claudia Silva ...
Student
Enrique Cruz ...
Student
David Díaz ...
Student
Lázaro Gómez ...
Student
Travis Patterson ...
Student
Simon Ricky ...
Student
Mercedes Enriquez ...
High School Nurse
Artie Malesci ...
Marvin
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Johnny Glades
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Buyer
Gustavo Laborie ...
Drug Carrier
Juan F. Cejas ...
Thug
Dwight Lauderdale ...
Dwight Lauderdale
Margo Peace ...
Mrs. Rolle
Willmer Padilla ...
Burgler
Marta Velasco ...
Rolle's Secretary
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Chemistry Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay Bird ...
Gang Member (uncredited)
Orlando Delbert ...
Man on Beach (uncredited)
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SWAT Team Member (uncredited)
Anthony Petzold ...
Extra at Beach (uncredited)
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Thug (uncredited)
Claudio Sad ...
Student (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Kurt James Stefka ...
Thug (uncredited)
Cheryl Washington ...
Parent (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Mandel

Written by

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Roy Frumkes ... (written by) &
Rocco Simonelli ... (written by) and
Alan Ormsby ... (written by)

Produced by

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Steven Bakalar ... executive producer
Frank Cinelli ... executive producer: Live Entertainment
Devorah Cutler ... executive producer
Morrie Eisenman ... producer
Juanita Diane Feeney ... co-producer (as Juanita F. Diana)
Michael Feeney ... co-producer
Lou Fusaro ... co-producer
Thomas A. Irvine ... associate producer
Jim Steele ... producer
Don Carmody ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Gary Chang

Cinematography by

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Bruce Surtees

Film Editing by

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Alex Mackie

Editorial Department

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JC Bond ... additional editor (as Joseph C. Bond IV)
Matthew Diezel ... assistant editor (as Matt Diezel)
Bryan Ellenburg ... executive in charge of post-production
Mato ... color timer
Brian Ufberg ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Mary Colquhoun
Carol Lewis

Production Design by

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Ron Foreman

Art Direction by

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Richard Fojo

Set Decoration by

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Barbara Peterson-Malesci ... (as Barbara Peterson)

Costume Design by

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Patricia Field ... (as Pat Field)

Makeup Department

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Jay Cannistraci ... makeup artist
Donna Battersby Greene ... hair stylist
Romaine Greene ... hair stylist
Sharon Kalb ... additional makeup artist
Cheryl Voss ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Brad Arensman ... post-production supervisor
Lou Fusaro ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Seth Cirker ... second assistant director
Thomas A. Irvine ... first assistant director
Kellie JoTackett ... second second assistant director
Glenn Randall Jr. ... second unit director (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)

Art Department

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Chris Alicia Jr. ... on-set dresser
Rodney Ascher ... storyboard artist
William Dambra ... property master
Rod England ... key set dresser
Michael J. Flynn ... set dresser
William F. Gambill ... scenic artist
Richard E. Kruder ... assistant greens
Kevin Long ... assistant property master
Peter Müller ... set dresser
Toni Parras ... art department coordinator
Fred Schwendel ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Vanessa Theme Ament ... foley artist
Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
Dino Dimuro ... sound effects editor
Frank Fleming ... sound recordist
Joe Foglia ... sound mixer
Tony Lamberti ... sound effects editor
Frank A. Montaño ... re-recording mixer
Vincent Nuccio ... boom operator (as Vince Nuccio)
Kevin Santy ... boom operator (as K.H. Santy)
Mark P. Stoeckinger ... supervising sound editor
James Wright ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby

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Richard Lee Jones ... special effects (as Rick Jones)
Thomas Kittle ... special effects
Marc Mercury ... special effects
Richard Scioli ... special effects technician

Stunts

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Tom Akos ... stunts
Jay Amor ... stunts
Jennifer Badger ... stunt double
Chick Bernhard ... stunts (as Chick Bernhardt)
Juan Bofill ... stunts (as Juan C. Bofill)
Nick Brandon ... stunts
Emanuel Camacho ... stunt player
James M. Churchman ... stunts
Tony De Leon ... stunts
John DePasquale ... utility stunts
Roel Failma ... stunts
Bill Flaherty ... Stunt Car Rigger and Fabricator
Bryan Friday ... stunts
Lex D. Geddings ... stunt actor
Steve Hart ... stunts
Cort Hessler ... stunts
Larry A. Lee ... stunts
Mike Massa ... utility stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as Glenn H. Randall Jr.)
Jacob Rupp ... stunts
William Scharpf ... stunts (as Bill Scharpf)
Jim Vickers ... stunts
Jimmy Waitman ... utility stunts
John Zimmerman ... stunts
Gino Salvano ... stunts (uncredited)
Tommy Mack Turvey ... stunt performer (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kurt Beckler ... grip
Joe Broderick ... additional camera operator
Benjamin Centoducati ... photographer
Stephen Ciffone ... camera operator: "b" camera / first assistant camera: b camera
Megan Forste ... second assistant camera: second unit
Bob Gorelick ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Mike McGowan ... second assistant camera
Earl Perque ... grip
Mitch Reeves ... grip (as James M. Reeves)
Ken Sax ... special photographer
Suzanne Surtees ... assistant camera
Fred Valentine ... electrician

Location Management

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Nigel Arscott ... assistant location manager
Elizabeth Elwell ... location manager (as Liz Elwell)

Music Department

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Les Brockmann ... score recordist (as Les Brockman)
Gary Chang ... music performer: electronic score
Sharal Churchill ... soundtrack executive
Jack Daro ... music production manager
Anita Greenspan ... music coordinator
Todd Hayen ... conductor: orchestra / orchestrator
Tracy McKnight ... music coordinator
Brian Reeves ... score mixer
Steven A. Saltzman ... music editor (as Steven Saltzman)
Dan Savant ... music contractor
Andrew Shack ... soundtrack executive
Richard Whitfield ... music editor
Sherry Whitfield ... music editor
Frank Macchia ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Rick Winquest ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Donald Dowd ... production driver

Other crew

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Josué D. Aguilar ... on-set production assistant (as Josue Aguilar)
Betty Bennett ... script supervisor
Don Carmody ... bond representative
Jon Chance ... assistant to producer
Carol Green ... unit publicist
Lisa Marie Hill ... assistant accountant (as Lisa M. Hill) / assistant accountant
Elayne Keratsis ... production coordinator
Patrick Jack Lee ... financing
John Patteson ... armorer
Ilene Pickus ... script supervisor
Emily Samantha Sherman ... office production assistant
Alison Troy ... production assistant
Nate Wood ... production assistant
Steve Fisch ... business affairs (uncredited)
Dave Knight ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane Hetzko, who is a history teacher at Columbus High School in Miami. Some of Jane's students happen to be members of a street gang known as the "Kings of Destruction" (KOD), led by Juan Lacas, who has been terrorizing Jane. After Jane's kneecap is broken by a big seminole named Bull, she tells Shale that she believes Lacas ordered the attack, so Shale goes undercover as Jane's substitute, and initially, Jane has no idea that Shale is doing this. At the school, Shale meets principal Claude Rolle, librarian Hannah Dillon, and english and drama teacher Darrell Sherman. It turns out that Lacas is one of Jane's students. As Shale investigates the attack on Jane, he discovers that drugs are being circulated into the school. Shale even investigates local drug kingpin Johnny Glades, who may or may not have someone inside the school distributing the drugs for him. Lives are threatened as Shale investigates and sets out to clean up the crime infested school. Written by Todd Baldridge

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Taglines He has a lesson to teach. And nobody's going to have a problem with it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mörderischer Tausch (Germany)
  • El sustituto (Spain)
  • A félelmek iskolája (Hungary)
  • Замiна (Ukraine)
  • Mörderischer Tausch (Austria)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $40,167, 19 Jul 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie was shot during the summer months and kids enrolled in summer classes were extras on the film. Free Papa John's pizza was served to anyone who would stay after school. See more »
Goofs The day after crashing his car after being shot at, Shale arrives at the Jai Alai court with the same car, with no signs of damage. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Celtic Price/Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie/Mrs. Winterbourne/The Substitute/Fear/Sweet Nothing (1996). See more »
Soundtracks Ride of the Valkyries See more »
Quotes Shale: Did you ever look up the word "mercenary"? It's someone who "works merely for money."
Joey: Everybody works for money.
Shale: It's not the money that bothers me; it's the "merely."
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