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The Substitute (1993)

A high school substitute English teacher resorts to murder to protect her murderous dark past while seducing a student who begins to suspect her true identity.

Director:

Martin Donovan

Writer:

David S. Goyer (as Cynthia Verlaine)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Donohoe ... Gayle Richards / Laura Ellington
Dalton James ... Josh Wyatt
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Jenny
Eugene Robert Glazer ... Ben Wyatt (as Eugene Glazer)
Patricia Gage ... Principal Beatty
Shelley Owens ... Amy Cooper
Mark Wahlberg ... Ryan Westerberg (as Marky Mark)
Brigitta Brigitta ... Margo
David Frankham ... Riggs
Christian Svensson ... Dave Korczuk
Cusse Mankuma Cusse Mankuma ... Bernard
Molly Parker ... Courtney
Lossen Chambers ... Kim
D. Neil Mark ... Rusty
Martin Martinuzzi Martin Martinuzzi ... Doug Richards
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Storyline

After high school teacher Gayle Richardson finds out her husband is cheating on her, killing him and his mistress in an outburst of rage, she sets the house on fire and flees. One year later we find her back in another town, at another school, under another name. Everything is running smoothly, until people start messing with her new life and her hidden past and she is forced to stop them... at all costs. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Pray she doesn't call on you. See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Substitute See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Pretty good indeed
21 October 2014 | by leonardconstantin61See all my reviews

When i first saw this movie was a few years ago because i had it on VHS.Back then i thought that the movie deserved 5/10 (Average) but i bought the DVD with good image and sound it made to give this movie a 7. The music score is excellent and the movie (instead of having some minor flaws) is very entertaining.In this film Mark Wahlberg made his debut and you can tell but he is acceptable because of his charisma&attitude.Amanda Donohoe has done the biggest role in her career in this movie.But this just my opinion.Watching this movie you'll not be disappointed because Amanda Donohoe is Bete Davis of our times.


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