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The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)

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Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson arrives in Brooklyn to attend the funeral of his brother Randall, who was murdered while trying to stop a carjacking that has been blamed on the "... See full summary »

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Steven Pearl

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Roy Frumkes (characters), Rocco Simonelli (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Stadele Owen Stadele ... Joel
Edoardo Ballerini ... Danny Bramson
Christopher Cousins ... Randall Thomasson
Chuck Jeffreys ... Willy
Susan May Pratt ... Anya Thomasson
Michael Michele ... Kara Lavelle
Treat Williams ... Karl Thomasson
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. ... Dontae (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Camille Gaston ... Keyshawn
Eugene Byrd ... Mase
Angel David ... Joey 6
BD Wong ... Warren Drummond
Daryl Edwards ... Johnny Bartee
Antonio David Lyons ... Sodaboy (as Antonio Lyons)
Paul Lazar ... Mack Weathers
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Storyline

Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson arrives in Brooklyn to attend the funeral of his brother Randall, who was murdered while trying to stop a carjacking that has been blamed on the "Brotherhood", a vicious street gang led by "Little B." Karl, who believes there is something more to it, goes undercover as Randall's replacement at Lenthrop High School in Brooklyn, where Randall was a history teacher, so Karl can investigate the Brotherhood. Karl becomes the protector of Randall's daughter Anya when their lives are threatened by whoever is behind the recent string of carjackings, and the plot behind the carjackings runs a lot deeper than the Brotherhood, and the threat is a lot closer to Karl and Anya than they dare to think. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@mis.net>

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Substitute II See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It was originally intended to be a theatrical release starring Tom Berenger reprising his role from the original film but after he declined, the film was rewritten and went straight to cable. He's only referenced briefly by Joey 6 when he meets up with Karl Tomasson after showing him his picture. See more »

Goofs

As Karl and Danny face the Hoods, Karl tels the Hoods to look at their chests so they can see the infra-red lights from the scopes. Infra-red scopes don't work that way (you do see a red dot but only through the scope and not on the target) but laser sights do mark their targets that way. See more »

Quotes

Karl Thomasson: [holds up a yo-yo] what do you think this is?
Dontae: It's just a simple toy man
[starts drinking from a large bottle]
Karl Thomasson: To you it is. But back in 1500 in the Philippines it was a weapon
[lashes out with the yo-yo and smashes the bottle Dontae is drinking from]
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Connections

Followed by The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

School's Out
Written by Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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**** out of 5
6 August 2002 | by casey_choas66See all my reviews

Treat Williams takes over for Tom Berenger in this sequel that has nothing to do with its predesser. Williams poses as a teacher to find the people who murdered his brother and uncovers a ring of corruption. Less action than the first but Williams is actually a sometimes threating guy and gives a believable performance. Even though it won't kill any brain cells it is worth checking out.


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