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An underprivileged mother (Gyllenhaal) determined to do the best for her child, takes action on discovering the failing situation of her daughter's inner city school. Her daughter cannot read and even comments that the school doesn't care about punctuality or the fact that many students are suffering and struggling with learning difficulties. After her daughter is punished and locked in a closet by an incompetent teacher because she didn't 'follow the rules', the mother decides enough is enough and enlists the help of a desperate teacher (Davis), whose son is also struggling to learn to read and write, to help her take over the school. They put everything on the line to battle through the teacher's union, challenging and incapable teachers, and a sceptical principal and make the school (and therefore the violent gang and drug ridden neighbourhood) a better place for underprivileged children.

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The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not An Option Review


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Admittedly, I'm not up on all the nuances of the Substitute series, which began with Tom Berenger in 1996 as the mercenary-cum-schoolteacher and continues this day with The Substitute 4. Treat Williams took over the role in Substitute 2, and as he watches his career fall further and further into John Travolta/direct-to-video land, we can only snicker at his plight.

One of the more audacious plots I've seen, this sub's mission is to infiltrate a Neo-Nazi group at a military prep school and bust it up. It's not hard to find the Nazis -- they're the ones with bizarrely shaved heads and the swastika brands. But when they start shooting bazookas at the nosy substitute, well, that's when things get rough.

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Won't Back Down Trailer

Won't Back Down Trailer

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