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The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)

R | | Action, Drama | Video 24 April 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Karl Thomasson
... Jenny
... Brack
... Luther
... Devlin
Grayson Fricke ... Ted Teague
... Lim
... Buckner (as Scott Miles)
... Frey
Samantha Thomas ... Harmon
... Mauk (as Michael Weatherly)
... Cunningham (as Lori Beth Edgeman)
... Robson (as Mohamed T. El Emam)
J. Don Ferguson ... Colonel Teague
K.C. Powe ... Sissy
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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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In the first three Substitue films, the protagonist works with a team of mercenaries that he served with in combat. In this film he doesn't work with his mercenary team, but he does work with one an old member of his team who is a martial arts teacher at the military academy. See more »

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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 »

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Buckner: We're prime for another civil war. This time its whites against blacks.
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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 See 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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