The Substitute - Failure Is Not an Option
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It gets two stars instead of one for a couple of good action sequences (I especially liked the death by bulldozer) and the presence of Treat Williams, who's much too good for this sort of thing. Overall, though, I wouldn't bother unless it's the only thing on cable- there's much more entertaining action fare out there.
What kicked it up a notch for me is that it was filmed at my high school alma mater, Woodward Academy. One of the good guy's gets killed right outside the room where I had english with Mrs. Hudson. The administration building is actually a library built after I graduated. The head honcho (and lead bad guy) has an office in what's really the alumni building. Even the Woodward pool makes an appearance - three, actually.
Whereas on-location filming usually takes advantage of locations for outdoor shoots, and does the indoor shots in a sound stage, a tremendous amount of the stuff here was actually filmed inside at Woodward - in the hallways, an office or two, even a classroom.
So, for those of you who attended Woodward, forget about the plot and the other reviews of it. Pick up on the little things - like the school uniforms that closely resemble those of GMA (note: Woodward Academy used to be Georgia Military Academy), the skinhead's mascot (Werewolfs; Woodward is the War Eagles), and what appears in one shot to be a photo of Col. Brewster (who founded GMA).
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A mercenary posing a school sub? I think the whole series was good. I am partial to the firs,t and last one. Lots of shooting, explosions, and fighting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Faustino
The Substitute franchise finally puts the end in sight. Treat Williams offers no treat to this direct-to-video movie that has the former mercenary substitute teacher now... Read morePublished 8 months ago by By CJs Pirate
I have all four now, I love this seiries. The war veteran whipping the high school kids into shape.Published 15 months ago by Terri P
A good movie with good acting by Treat Williams. I like all of the Substitute movies and have probably watched all of them.Published 16 months ago by Jane Martin
I like this series of movies. The graphics are a little on the raunchy side. Definitely not a kids movie.Published 17 months ago by mrichart
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