The Substitute Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for The Substitute the Movie

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Berenger plays a Vietnam vet mercenary who poses as a substitute teacher to uncover a drug ring after his girlfriend (Venora) is roughed up by the gang. At one point, he displays his unique teaching style by throwing some unruly students out of the second floor window. Hmm. . .wonder if that was on the test. Being a concerned teacher, he decides to uncover the kingpin of the unruly drug gang. Being an unruly drug gang, they decide to shoot at him. . .a lot. Unless you're a fan of heavy weaponry, banal one liners or yelling at the screen in frustration, substitute another movie for this one.

Distribution

Artisan Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404, Phone: (310)449-9200, Fax: (310)255-3730, URL: http://www.artisanent.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Hell High School, High School, Gangs, Dedicated Teachers, Revenge, Mercenaries
Screenplay
Alan Ormsby, Roy Frumkes, Rocco Simonelli
Cast
Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Diane Venora, Marc Anthony, Glenn Plummer, Cliff DeYoung, William Forsythe, Raymond Cruz, Sharron Corley, Richard Brooks, Rodney A. Grant, Luis Guzman
Cinematography
Bruce Surtees
Director
Robert Mandel
Music
Gary Chang
Producer
Morrie Eisenman, Jim Steele, Steven Bakalar, Devorah Cutler, LIVE Entertainment

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