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The Substitute/The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All [DVD]

  • SKU: 4723703
  • Release Date: 10/23/2001
  • Rating: R
  • 4.0 (1)
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.0
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • "The Substitute":
  • Widescreen version
  • Digitally mastered
  • English: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
  • French: 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • English, Français, Español subtitles
  • English captioning
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • Production notes
  • Cast & crew information
  • Theatrical trailer
  • "Substitute 3: Winner Takes All":
  • 16:9 full-screen version
  • English: 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Spanish: 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Cast and crew information
  • Trailer

Synopsis

The Substitute
An ex-mercenary (Tom Berenger) becomes a take-no-prisoners teacher in a drug-ridden, gang-infested Miami high school in this campy morality tale about restoring lost American virtues to the inner city. Berenger's character, Shale, has no first name, a shadowy past as a patriotic gun-for-hire, and is temporarily unemployed and living with an idealistic teacher, Jane Hetzko (Diane Verona). Jane has angered a school gang leader, Juan Lucas (Marc Anthony), by asking the principal to get him transferred after he has threatened her in the schoolyard. After Jane is kneecapped by a gang member, Shale fakes a resume and becomes a substitute teacher, Mr. Smith. He lectures his class on the lessons of Vietnam ("We were fighting Communism") while looking for a way to get revenge on Juan. When he challenges the school's tolerance for student misbehavior, Smith is fired by the slimy principal, Claude Rolle (Ernie Hudson), an ex-cop who is running for City Council and doesn't want to rock the boat. Shale stays because he cites a union rule requiring two weeks' notice. During that period, tensions escalate and eventually Shale intervenes in a gang war that degenerates into a school-destroying inferno of violence. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All
Treat Williams and Claudia Christian star in this action movie about a mercenary who pays a visit to an old Army buddy who is now a college professor. When the professor's daughter is brutally assaulted by a pack of amoral jocks from the school football team, the mercenary disguises himself as an instructor at the college to deal out justice against the thugs who ruined the young girl's life. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Berenger
    Tom Berenger - Shale
  • Ernie Hudson
    Ernie Hudson - Claude Rolle
  • Diane Venora
    Diane Venora - Jane Hetzko
  • Marc Anthony
    Marc Anthony - Juan Lacas
  • Glenn Plummer
    Glenn Plummer - Darryl Sherman

Overall Customer Rating

(1 Review)
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