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The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)

Former mercenary Karl Thomasson returns once again as a substitute teacher, this time to infiltrate a military school's faculty to cease the actions of white supremacists.

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Robert Radler

Writers:

Roy Frumkes (characters), Dan Gurskis | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Treat Williams ... Karl Thomasson
Angie Everhart ... Jenny
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Brack
Bill Nunn ... Luther
Tim Abell ... Devlin
Grayson Fricke Grayson Fricke ... Ted Teague
Simon Rhee ... Lim
Scott Thomas ... Buckner (as Scott Miles)
Brian Beegle ... Frey
Samantha Thomas Samantha Thomas ... Harmon
John Michael Weatherly ... Mauk (as Michael Weatherly)
Lori Beth Sikes ... Cunningham (as Lori Beth Edgeman)
Moe El Emam ... Robson (as Mohamed T. El Emam)
J. Don Ferguson J. Don Ferguson ... Colonel Teague
K.C. Powe K.C. Powe ... Sissy
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Storyline

A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second film in which the female love interest is killed off. See more »

Goofs

Considering that the protagonist and his allies are former special forces operators, their actions demonstrate a serious lack of training or capabilities in that area. See more »

Quotes

Karl Thomasson: Whine usually makes me tired.
Jenny: [Kisses Karl] Still tired?
Karl Thomasson: No, I'm wide awake now!
[He and Jenny passionately kiss]
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Follows The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999) See more »

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The worst of the Substitute movies, that says it all!
22 December 2000 | by jadewoodSee all my reviews

The plot is so bad it makes some of the other Substitute movies seem like award winners. The specially trained school kids are to laugh at, but this is not a comedy. Only watch this if you want some award for watching Substitutes I II III and IV. My advice is not to do them in one setting, unless you are comatose already.


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