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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Inner-city Miami schoolteacher Jane Hetzko (Diane Venora) gets her knee broken when she stands up to the school's gang leader, Juan Lacas (Marc Anthony). Her boyfriend, mercenary combat specialist Jonathan Shale (Tom Berenger), goes undercover as a substitute teacher to take down the punk, but soon discovers that Lacas is merely an underling for the real criminal mastermind. Assembling the team from his last jungle raid, led by his right-hand man, Joey Six (Raymond Cruz), Shale declares war.

Cast: Tom Berenger , Ernie Hudson , Diane Venora , Marc Anthony , Glenn Plummer , Cliff De Young , William Forsythe , Raymond Cruz

Director: Robert Mandel

Genres: Action

The Substitute (1996)

Release Date: April 19th, 1996|1 hr. 54 min.

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  • January 08, 2009 mamaTrain
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    Just watched this movie on WGN from Greater Cincinnati area. It beat anything showing on the network shows. While I don't watch a lot of movies anymore, watch and listen to talk shows and C-Span, this movie kept me spellbounded throughout. Wish we had more substitute teachers like that in all the demoralized inner city schools of our great cities.....maybe, just maybe some of these kids could make something of themselves instead of thugs and drug dealers. Tom Berenger was well as a great role model.

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