Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999)

Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999) -* * *

Directed By: Robert Radler

Starring: Treat Williams, Richard Portnow, and Claudia Christian 

The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All is the best "Substitute" sequel. Karl Thomasson (Williams) is back in action. He (once again) goes undercover to foil a mobster's scheme to give high school students steroids.... and avenge a fellow teacher's brutal beating.

What's great about this sequel is that there's effort put into this. The action scenes are plentiful and Treat handles himself well during the hand-to-hand combat.

The bad guys are over-the-top, and Thomasson's mercenary crew has at least half a dimension. Of course, the movie is weak script-wise, but it overcomes that with the usual professionalism of Treat.

Unfortunately, The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not An Option (2001) is a pretty poor follow-up. Avoid that one.

If you are a Treat completist, watch this. If not, you may or may not enjoy the fun action.

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