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The Substitute (1996)

R
114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane Hetzko, who is a history teacher at Columbus High ...See moreAfter a botched mission in Cuba, professional mercenary Shale and his crew Joey Six, Hollan, Rem, and Wellman head home to Miami, Florida, where Shale is reunited with his fiance Jane Hetzko, who is a history teacher at Columbus High School in Miami. Some of Jane's students happen to be members of a street gang known as the "Kings of Destruction" (KOD), led by Juan Lacas, who has been terrorizing Jane. After Jane's kneecap is broken by a big seminole named Bull, she tells Shale that she believes Lacas ordered the attack, so Shale goes undercover as Jane's substitute, and initially, Jane has no idea that Shale is doing this. At the school, Shale meets principal Claude Rolle, librarian Hannah Dillon, and english and drama teacher Darrell Sherman. It turns out that Lacas is one of Jane's students. As Shale investigates the attack on Jane, he discovers that drugs are being circulated into the school. Shale even investigates local drug kingpin Johnny Glades, who may or may not have someone inside the school distributing the drugs for him. Lives are threatened as Shale investigates and sets out to clean up the crime infested school. Written by Todd Baldridge See less
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Apr 19, 1996 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Tom Berenger
Jonathan Shale Jonathan Shale   See fewer
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Raymond Cruz
Joey Six Joey Six   See fewer
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Richard Brooks
Wellman Wellman   See fewer
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Ana Azcuy
TV Announcer TV Announcer   See fewer
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Diane Venora
Jane Hetzko Jane Hetzko   See fewer
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Glenn Plummer
Mr. Darrell Sherman Mr. Darrell Sherman   See fewer
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Shar-Ron Corley
Jerome Brown (as Sharron Corley) Jerome Brown (as Sharron Corley)   See fewer
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Vincent Laresca
Rodriguez Rodriguez   See fewer
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Marc Anthony
Juan Lacas Juan Lacas   See fewer
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Ernie Hudson
Principal Claude Rolle Principal Claude Rolle   See fewer
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Beau Weaver
Janus Showreel Narrator Janus Showreel Narrator   See fewer
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Cliff De Young
Matt Wolfson Matt Wolfson   See fewer
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Willis Sparks
John Janus John Janus   See fewer
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Noelle Beck
Deidre Lane Deidre Lane   See fewer
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Jody Wilson
Mrs. Andrewson Mrs. Andrewson   See fewer
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Ian Marioles
KOD Punk KOD Punk   See fewer
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María Celedonio
Lisa Rodriguez Lisa Rodriguez   See fewer
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David Spates
Michael Davis Michael Davis   See fewer
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David Hayes
Frank Davis Frank Davis   See fewer
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Peggy Pope
Hannah Dillon Hannah Dillon   See fewer
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Nidia Alvarez
Student Student   See fewer
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Melissa Martinez
Student Student   See fewer
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Claudia Silva
Student Student   See fewer
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Enrique Cruz
Student Student   See fewer
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Student Student   See fewer
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Lázaro Gómez
Student Student   See fewer
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Travis Patterson
Student Student   See fewer
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Simon Ricky
Student Student   See fewer
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Mercedes Enriquez
High School Nurse High School Nurse   See fewer
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Artie Malesci
Marvin Marvin   See fewer
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Rodney A. Grant
Johnny Glades Johnny Glades   See fewer
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Gustavo Laborie
Drug Carrier Drug Carrier   See fewer
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Dwight Lauderdale
Dwight Lauderdale Dwight Lauderdale   See fewer
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Margo Peace
Mrs. Rolle Mrs. Rolle   See fewer
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Willmer Padilla
Burgler Burgler   See fewer
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Marta Velasco
Rolle's Secretary Rolle's Secretary   See fewer
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Mike Benitez
Chemistry Teacher Chemistry Teacher   See fewer
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Jay Bird
Gang Member (uncredited) Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Orlando Delbert
Man on Beach (uncredited) Man on Beach (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryan Friday
SWAT Team Member (uncredited) SWAT Team Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Petzold
Extra at Beach (uncredited) Extra at Beach (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Rusler
Thug (uncredited) Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claudio Sad
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Silva
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thug (uncredited) Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 10,467 votes