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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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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

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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

Joey 6: [Watching Randall's daughter enter a car] Smart money says the real action's in the car with the boyfriend.
Karl Thomasson: [Deadpan] I think the smart money should shut up.
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Connections

Follows The Substitute (1996) 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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Just the same thing all over again
10 December 1998 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Now, the first "Substitute" was reasonably fun - dumb, and schlock - but fun. If you've seen it, there's no reason to see "Substitute 2". It's more or less the same story, though more tired, mechanical and stupid. Treat Williams is miscast - he looks too "nice" to be believable as a mercenary. Easy to see why this never got a theatrical release.


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