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Awesome: 13.04%
Worth A Look: 8.7%
Average: 4.35%
Pretty Bad: 8.7%
Total Crap65.22%

1 review, 17 user ratings

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Substitute, The
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by Ryan Arthur

"It's hard for students to learn if teachers kill them."
1 stars

Tom Berenger, welcome to B-Movie status.

Tom's girl gets beat up at school. She's a teacher. Tom's an ex-mercenary. He goes to the school (as a substitute teacher. Substitute. Get it?) to rough up the guys who roughed up his gal, and uncovers a plot headed by the principal that involves smuggling and money. Tom whups up on the bad guys and the principal.

Not even remotely interesting. Berenger just looks gruff. Devoid of action or plot.

Moral of the story? Beat up your principal, because he may be involved in a drug running plot. You never can tell.

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User Comments

1/29/10 Jeff Wilder Totally implausible. But way more entertaining than the likes of Dangerous Minds. 4 stars
9/30/09 Simon Cutmore What a crappy review. This movie RULES. 5 stars
7/26/08 The Dork Knight A druglord school principal? Right 2 stars
7/06/08 dan halberg reeks of wasted potencial 1 stars
1/21/07 David A. As phony as it gets. Berenger's a doofus, and the writer had to have been a nerd/wimp. 1 stars
8/04/05 Ducky Better than Sniper 4 stars
9/21/04 tatum Sillier as it goes, hard to believe it spawned three sequels 1 stars
12/27/03 J A soldier for a substitute! Better than that Empire crap!!! 5 stars
1/13/03 Jack Sommersby Disappointingly tepid stuff. Berenger registers zero in the lead. 2 stars
8/29/02 Sugarfoot Witless bore! 1 stars
4/15/02 joe What? This is the funniest movie I have ever seen!"no talking in the library" haha 5 stars
3/19/02 Bustin' Yochops Cool. A lot of people I know like this fucking movie, so I'm glad that no one here does 1 stars
2/18/02 Andrew Carden See The Sequel Instead. This Is A Boring, Long Piece Of Trash. 1 stars
12/07/98 Shadow Raider You people are gonna end up totally screwed if you see this shit. 1 stars
11/21/98 cyanide rush the only thing that saves this flick is that all the right people fucked up(ghetto) 3 stars
11/05/98 Bad Kosh Sad. Just sad. Big fat bum deal. There's no difference, you know. 1 stars
8/29/98 Mister Whoopee tragic. 1 stars
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