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The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All ()


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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... See more »

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Karl Thomasson
David Jensen ...
Macy
Barbara Jane Reams ...
Albanian Girl
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Soldier #1
Jeff Jensen ...
Soldier #2
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Prof. Nicole Stewart
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Terri
Michael Shane Davis ...
Josh Silver
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Rahmel
Ed Cameron ...
Bo Robinson
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Thad
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Muscle
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Counterman
Scott Wilkinson ...
Head Coach Bill Braden
Curtis Lupo ...
Footballer #1
Joey Miyashima ...
ER Doctor
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Ed Lincoln
Spencer Ashby ...
Prof. Wayne McMurdo
Luciano Pannunzio ...
Doofus
Adrienne Stiefel ...
Judy
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Jeremy
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Andy
Melinda Haynes ...
ER Nurse
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Tony Lo Russo (as David Stevens)
Dane Stevens ...
Jerry Sundheim (as Duane Stephens)
Vern Savage ...
Petey
Patric Knight ...
Robbie
Christopher Aguayo ...
Frankie G
Steve Condie ...
Jimmy
Richard Humphreys ...
Kirby
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Vincent Lo Russo
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Sylvio
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Thug #1
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Thug #2
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Thug #3
Billy Judkins ...
Thug #4
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Pervy Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Gang Member (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Radler

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Roy Frumkes ... (characters) &
Rocco Simonelli ... (characters) and
Alan Ormsby ... (characters)
 
Roy Frumkes ... (written by) &
Rocco Simonelli ... (written by)

Produced by

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Morrie Eisenman ... executive producer
Terry Spazek ... producer

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Tor Hyams

Cinematography by

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Barry M. Wilson

Film Editing by

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Florent Retz ... (as Danny Retz)

Editorial Department

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Jamie Kirkpatrick ... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Mark A. Tracy ... assistant editor: avid (as Mark Tracy)
Charles B. Unger ... first assistant editor

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Betsy Fels
Cate Praggastis

Art Direction by

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Mark Hofeling

Set Decoration by

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Les Boothe

Costume Design by

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Sandra Bojin-Sedlik

Makeup Department

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Bonnie Burch ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Gina Homan ... makeup department head
Erin Lyons ... key hair stylist
Brandy Snow ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Michael Q. Martin ... post-production supervisor
Dana Reid ... executive in charge of production
Robert E. Warner ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Martin Jedlicka ... first assistant director (as Marty Jedlicka)
Robert Andrew Reeves ... second assistant director (as Robert A. Reeves)
Peggy Stuber ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Melanie Borgenicht ... scenic artist
Randy Cook ... construction foreman
Russ Cook ... carpenter (as Russell Cook)
Kathy Crandall ... lead man (as Kathy Crandal)
Aron Dumas ... on-set dresser
John Garrett ... property master
George Hansen ... swing gang
Nathan Johnson ... carpenter
Kimo Jones ... construction coordinator
John Malmborg ... carpenter
Laurel Miller ... art department coordinator
Carol Minkel ... scenic artist
Barton Moody ... property assistant
Heather Olson ... swing gang
Rowene Sutherland ... property assistant

Sound Department

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Dimitra Arliss ... adr artist (as Dimitra Arlys)
John Boyd ... re-recording mixer
Madeleine Garai ... sound coordinator
Margo Hara ... adr artist
Allen Hurd ... sound recordist (as Alan Hurd)
Harvey Jason ... adr artist
Barry Keys ... foley mixer
Chris Main ... cable person
Richard Miro ... adr artist
Ray O'Reilly ... re-recording mixer
Richard Partlow ... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Andy Potvin ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Scott Sandstrom ... boom operator
Bill Seaman ... sound effects editor
Yael Shpiller ... assistant sound editor
John Sisti ... adr supervisor / sound mix supervisor
Raymond E. Spiess III ... dialogue editor (as Raymond Spiess III)
Christian Taylor ... assistant sound editor
Clive Taylor ... sound designer / sound supervisor
Lydian Tone ... foley artist
Marcelo Tubert ... adr artist
Les Udy ... production sound mixer

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Dennis Fairley ... special effects assistant
Greg Puga ... special effects foreman
Ken Speed ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Damon Caro ... stunts
Peter Epstein ... stunts
Joey Gardner ... stunts
Mike Gunther ... stunts
Anita Hart ... stunts
Rob King ... stunt coordinator
Simon Rhee ... fight/stunt coordinator
Roger Stoneburner ... stunts
C.C. Taylor ... stunts

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Dean Aoki ... first assistant camera
Andy Coe ... electrician
Robert Conder ... best boy grip (as Bob Conder)
Ron Green ... camera loader (as Ronald Green)
Chris Hardy ... special photography
Doc Heavirland ... grip
Kelly Klindt ... electrician
Patrick Lennon ... gaffer (as Packy Lennon)
John Mans ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard A. Mitchell ... grip (as Rick Mitchell)
Loren Nebeker ... video playback operator
Susie Ramos ... still photographer (as Susie Ramos-Jenson)
Patrick Reddish ... camera operator: "b" camera
Aniko Safran ... second assistant camera
Geno Salvatori ... camera operator
Gary W. Shaw ... dolly grip
Ryan Shopay ... lighting technician
Adam Smith ... best boy electric
Arly H. Thomsen ... key grip (as Arly Thomsen)
Craig C. Wallace ... electrician (as Craig Wallace)
James Walton ... video playback operator
Thomas E. Watson ... electrician (as Tom Watson)
Travis Zariwny ... second assistant camera: "b" camera

Casting Department

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Chris Hanson ... extras casting
Judi McKee ... casting assistant: Salt Lake City (as Judy McKee)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Shirley Kurata ... on-set costumer
Glenn Ralston ... costume supervisor
Loree Ralston ... on-set costumer

Location Management

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Cameron Carpenter ... assistant location manager
Michael Dungan ... location manager

Music Department

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Matt Hyams ... musician
Vincenzo LoRusso ... musician (as Vinny LoRusso)
Carl Zittrer ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Doug Boes ... driver
Dennis Burrell ... driver
Mark Colloton ... driver
Flash Deros ... driver
Duke Doleto ... driver
Mike Johnson ... driver
Jim O'Keefe ... driver
Kim Paulsen ... transportation captain
David Shaffer ... transportation coordinator
Richard Slaughter ... driver
Eric Spidell ... driver
Rick Spidell ... driver

Other crew

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Matt Andrews ... assistant: Tery Spazek
Stan Bishop ... set production assistant
Brenton Chu ... office production assistant
Judy Darby ... craft service / medic
Sharon C. Dietz ... assistant production coordinator (as Sharon Dietz)
Erik Empey ... office production assistant
Christian Froude ... assistant production accountant
Demetrius Graham ... office production assistant
Carlos Huertas ... assistant chef
Aaron Kampfer ... set production assistant
Mark Layton ... armorer
Vincenzo LoRusso ... programmer (as Vinny LoRusso)
Diana Lui ... production coordinator
Veronica Nash ... assistant craft service
Mauritz Pavoni ... set production assistant
Ed Santiago ... consultant: avid
Lynn Sisco ... script supervisor
Carol Taylor ... shopper buyer
Tim Turner ... production accountant (as Tim 'Biff' Turner)
Wint Williams ... chef

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 discovers that members of the team have been doing steroids. Karl doesn't completely know what's going on until he and his mercenary friends investigate people such as head coach Bill Braden and Tony Lo Russo, the son of local crime boss Vincent "Vinnie The Brick" Lo Russo. This is when innocent lives are in the most danger. Can Karl and his mercenary crew stop the evil forces behind the steroid plot whoever they are? Written by Todd Baldridge

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Also Known As
  • Substitute 3 (France)
  • Hard Lessons - Mörderischer Tausch 3 (Germany)
  • Hard Lessons (Germany)
  • Aulas violentas (Spain)
  • Замена 3: Победитель получает все (Russia)
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  • 89 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie is set in Long Island but was shot in Salt Lake City so the director had to make sure that no mountains appeared in any shot. See more »
Goofs When Andy/Susie is breaking the fingers of the big mobster guy, her left leg is on top of him in some shots and tucked beside him in other shots. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001). See more »
Quotes Karl Thomasson: Steroids, they pump you up, make you huge, make you feel like you're the master of the universe! But while you're mastering the universe, let me tell about a couple of other things that they can do: They can give you high blood pressure. They can give you coronary disease, kidney disease, cancer of the liver. They can cause impotence, and sterility, not to mention diareaha, acne, hair loss, body odor, and the always popular, withered testicles. Having trouble getting a date on Saturday? Wait till she finds out what you're packing in your shorts when you're doing steroids. Absolutely nothing. Oh hey! And I almost forgot one other minor side effect: they can kill you! Not years from now down the road, but right now, today, this minute. But hey, don't take my word for it. Just ask your classmate Josh Silver. But don't expect and answer any time soon. 'Cause right now, he's on a stainless steel autopsy table in the medical examiner's office, having his organs removed and disected ONE BY ONE. But hey, he sure could bench press couldn't he?
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