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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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Joel
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Danny Bramson
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Randall Thomasson
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Willy
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Anya Thomasson
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Kara Lavelle
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Dontae (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
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Keyshawn
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Warren Drummond
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Johnny Bartee
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Sodaboy (as Antonio Lyons)
Paul Lazar ...
Mack Weathers
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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 "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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Trivia

When Joey 6 meets up with Karl Tomasson in the train yard early in the film, he references being in his military unit in the Army. This also would mean that Tomasson and his brother, Randall also served with Shale, Tom Berenger's character from the original film at some point in their career since Joey 6 and Tomasson have a strong connection to one another and possibly the other members of Shale's unit featured in the original film. See more »

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When Drummond shoots Kara he uses a silenced, semi-automatic pistol. He fires three times. There is no recoil and the slide never cycles. If the slide remains stationary the spent casing can't eject, a new round can't be chambered, and the pistol can't fire more than once. See more »

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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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Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: Frank Stein (2000) See more »

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Living In Brooklyn
Written and performed by Soothsayer
Courtesy of Trumystic Records and
Trumystic Music Publishing
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Suprisingly entertaining
21 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

I was not expecting a lot from this movie as it is a TV B movie but i found it really entertaining. Ok , lets face it , the story line stinks , the acting stinks and the dialogue is even worse but it is still entertaining! The thing i did like about this film is that the director was not afraid to portray specific races as the trouble makers, there is nothing worse than a Politically correct Hollywood movie. At the end of the day this is just the same as Deathwish,The Exterminator or 187 ,a vigilante shootem up movie. 6 out of 10


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