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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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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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Dolby Digital

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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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Follows The Substitute (1996) See more »

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Living In Brooklyn
Written and performed by Soothsayer
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Decent sequel to an above average B-movie.
28 January 2005 | by nesluver2See all my reviews

The Substitute was highly enjoyable. Worth the time. Tom Berenger did a great job. Then came Substitute 2. It wasn't bad, but it just had a different feeling to it. First off, Treat Williams is a nice guy figure. Rather than looking tough and hardened, he looks like some guy that spends 30 minutes a day doing his hair in the bathroom mirror. Here's the whole overview of the movie: A bad kid school's most eminent teacher is shot down by a gang. Mercenarie Karl Thommason (Williams) goes in to take care of the teacher's teenage daughter and bring the killers to justice. A lot of what you see in the first film. The next two sequels are also like that. Fun, though. The B-movie really shows in this one. The blood is highly exaggerated. When someone gets shot, it looks like the special FX men just took some ketchup packets and smashed them so it would gush out. And then there's the supposed "sex" scenes. All they are is two teens sitting on a bed passionately kissing. Wow. Break out the condoms. We're gonna have a baby from kissing. Not only that, Thommason doesn't take the gang down right away. The keep having these little encounters, and he just beats on them a little. If I was him, I would kill them on the spot... Okay, so as flawed as this one was, it was still fun. It was visually superior to the first film, which seemed to have been made with cheaper cameras. But that didn't make it bad. It was better. Oh well.


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