The movie The Substitute did not make my list this week, in fact I got about only ten minutes in because I was so disappointed that it wasn't the movie I made up in my mind that it would be. I thought Bergenger was a psycho substitute teacher, half The Stepfather half Poison Ivy, who wrecked havoc on the young innocent teens lives. Maybe sleeping with a student and killing her when she gets pregnant, I don't know, just an idea, but Jim informed me that the movie I invisioned didn't exist and even if it did, it is SO not The Substitute (now available on DVD with The Substitute 3, but mysteriously lacking The Substitute 2, both starring Treat Williams instead of Tom).
The second it began with Tom in a dingy and full camoflauge off the coast of Cuba, I was like “what is this”?then it goes on to an inner city high school, where, if you can belive this, Mr. J-Lo, Marc Anthony is the scariest guy in town. It was Dangerous Minds for ex-army men, not The Crush for women that get turned on by Tom Berenger.
That said, I am one of those women who gets turned on by Tom Berenger. And before you dismiss him as second tier, like Jim did, let me just remind you that Platoon and Major League wouldn't have exisited without him. ?br/>