The Substitute

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Jonathan Shale (Berenger) is a mercenary and a Vietnam veteran who returns home to Miami after a botched covert operation in Cuba in which three men from his platoon were killed. He surprises his girlfriend, Jane Hetzko (Diane Venora) at her apartment and is warmly welcomed. On the outside, Hetzko is a schoolteacher at inner-city Columbus High School, an institution with a considerable gang problem. She is particularly disliked by Juan Lacas (Anthony), leader of the KOD ("Kings of Destruction") gang. While jogging one morning, Hetzko is attacked and has her leg broken. Hetzko and Shale believe this to be related to the KOD, which prompts the latter to go undercover as an Ivy League-educated, government-affiliated substitute teacher for his girlfriend's class.

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  • Movie ID 9111
  • Status Released
  • Released Worldwide April 19, 1996
  • Runtime 114 minutes
  • Genres Action Thriller
  • Directors Robert Mandel
  • Spoken Languages English Italian
  • Original Country United States of America
  • Studio Orion Pictures
  • Production Company Live Entertainment
  • Production Countries United States of America
  • On Other Sites IMDB
  • Box Office Worldwide $14,818,176
  • Favorited This movie has been favorited by 0 people.
  • Created March 26, 2019
  • Modified July 4, 2019

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