At a college visit to a war buddy's professor daughter, mercenary Karl Thomasson finds her brutally beaten. He then poses as a teacher to teach a lesson, and get revenge, on the brash football jocks responsible.


Robert Radler


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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Karl Thomasson
David Jensen David Jensen ... Macy
Barbara Jane Reams Barbara Jane Reams ... Albanian Girl
Brian Simpson ... Soldier #1
Jeff Jensen Jeff Jensen ... Soldier #2
Rebecca Staab ... Prof. Nicole Stewart
Erin Chambers ... Terri
Michael Shane Davis Michael Shane Davis ... Josh Silver
James Black ... Rahmel
Ed Cameron Ed Cameron ... Bo Robinson
Christian Jensen ... Thad
Maxx Payne ... Muscle
Robert Harvey ... Counterman
Scott Wilkinson Scott Wilkinson ... Head Coach Bill Braden
Curtis Lupo Curtis Lupo ... Footballer #1


Professional mercenary Karl Thomasson, his friend Macy, and an albanian girl are being held in a brutal Kosovo prison where Macy is severely beaten. Just before he dies, Macy gives Karl a medal to give to Macy's daughter Nicole Stewart, who is a professor of english at Eastern Atlantic University on Long Island in New York. Karl and the Albanian girl then escape, and Karl kills their two captors. Three months later, Karl shows up at the university and visits Nicole, who is reluctant to accept Macy's medal because due to his military obligations, Macy was out of Nicole's life more than he was in it. Soon after Karl visits Nicole, she is brutally beaten up. When Karl hears of this, he has his friends Ed Lincoln and Rahmel help him take over as Nicole's substitute under a false name, then Karl brings another mercenary friend named Andy in on the investigation of the beating so Andy can work with Karl, Ed, and Rahmel. Karl believes it was a member of the football team who did it then he ... Written by Todd Baldridge <>

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality, | See all certifications »

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Josh Silver: Look, uh, Miss Stewart. I can't fail another class this semester. ok? I mean if I do my father may cut me off.
Prof. Nicole Stewart: All you do in this class, Josh, is crack jokes and check out my ass neither of which is on the syllabus.
Josh Silver: Look at me, bitch!
Prof. Nicole Stewart: Get out of here. Get out!
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References Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

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Could have used some more work...
5 January 2000 | by Banky-4See all my reviews

I'm a fan of Substitute and Substitute 2, but this one left me a little lukewarm. I hope they keep the series going, because this installment needs some redeeming. I felt that the ending was too quick and sudden, and there wasn't really enough establishing of all the characters to give us a feeling of if we should care.

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Release Date:

14 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A félelmek iskolája 3: Dupla vagy semmi See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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