The Substitute is a 1996 action film starring Tom Berenger as John Shale, a mercenary who poses as a substitute teacher at the high school that his girlfriend teaches at in order to find out why she was attacked. The film would spawn a series of direct to video sequels including The Substitute 2: School's Out, that starred Treat Williams in a similar role.
The following weapons were used in the film The Substitute:
Smith & Wesson Sigma 9F
Mercenary John Shale (Tom Berenger) is seen using an Smith & Wesson Sigma 9F when confronting Juan Lacas and his guys in the school. At the time this film was made, the Sigma was new to the market and it appears that whenever the pistol is seen fired, a Glock was substituted.
Smith & Wesson Sigma SW9F - 9x19mm
One of Lacas' men pulls out Shale's pistol during the fight in the school library. This pistol turns into a Glock when fired.
On the shooting range, Wellman (Richard Brooks) is seen firing a Glock 17. It also appears that a Glock is seen several times instead of what is supposed to be the Sigma.
Glock 17 Second Generation- 9x19mm.
Lacas' henchman holds the Glock in the school library (he had been holding the Sigma in the previous scene).
Hollan (William Forsythe
) fires the Glock (he had been holding the Sigma in the previous scene).
Juan Lacas (Marc Anthony) is seen carrying a Walther PPK/S as his main handgun. He is also seen using it with a suppressor (lacking a threaded barrel to accept said suppressor).
Walther PPK/S stainless - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Lacas attaches the suppressor to his PPK/S. This shouldn't be possible because the pistol lacked a threaded barrel to accept said suppressor, however, this is a Hollywood prop suppressor, which means that it screws into the barrel threading designed for the pistol to take a blank adapter.
SIG-Sauer P226 (Nickel)
A nickel SIG-Sauer P226 is the main sidearm of Hollan (William Forsythe). The nickel SIG is also seen throughout the movie in the hands of various other characters, including Johnny Glades (Rodney A. Grant), Lacas' henchmen, and the school librarian.
One of Lacas' KOD henchmen checks the load in a nickel SIG.
The SIG is seen in the hands of the school librarian.
Janus holds the SIG. He is later seen with a two-tone Jericho 941
Heckler & Koch P9S
A security guard at the school is seen holding a Heckler & Koch P9S. This pistol is later seen in the hands of one of Lacas' henchmen who holds Jane Hetzko (Diane Venora) and her students hostage. It is also fired by Jerome (Sharron Corley).
Heckler & Koch P9S - 9x19mm
A high school security guard working with Lacas holds the P9S.
One of Lacas' guys is seen holding a Beretta 92FS while holding Shale hostage. Shale also handles the pistol. The Beretta is also used by Claude Rolle (Ernie Hudson) as his sidearm at the end of the movie.
A closeup of the Beretta.
Beretta 92FS Inox
On the shooting range, Joey Six (Raymond Cruz) is seen firing a Beretta 92FS Inox. He later uses it to kill two of Johnny Glades' henchmen at a cocaine drop.
Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm. This pistol was the screen used gun, used throughout the film by Det. Max Kirkpatrick (William Baldwin
) and once by Kate McQuean (Cindy Crawford
) in the film Fair Game
John Janus (Willis Sparks) uses a two-tone Jericho 941 during the final shootout at the school.
Jericho 941 R (two tone early model) - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch USP
When Shale's team is at the gun range, an unloaded Heckler & Koch USP is visible sitting on the table with the group's cache of weapons. The USP also appears to be used by one of the high school security guards working with Juan Lacas, and is also pulled briefly by Joey Six at the end of the movie.
Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
When Shale's team is at the gun range, an unloaded Heckler & Koch USP
is visible sitting on the table with the group's cache of weapons.
Both Shale and Rem (Luis Guzmán) are seen using full size Uzis fitted with Sionics suppressors during the final shootout at the school.
IMI Uzi with Sionics suppressor - 9mm
Shale uses the buttstock of his Uzi to deflect a sniper's bullet.
One of the mercenaries employed by Janus opens fire with his suppressed Uzi.
Rem (Luis Guzmán
) seen using a full size Uzi
fitted with a Sionics suppressor.
Shale with his suppressed Uzi fitted with a laser sight.
The rival mercenary John Janus and his team are seen using suppressed MAC-10's during the final shootout.
Janus' mercenaries open fire with suppressed MAC-10's.
Heckler & Koch HK94A3 (with MP5SD fake barrel shroud)
Both Joey Six (Raymond Cruz) and Wellman (Richard Brooks) are seen using Heckler & Koch HK94A3s fitted with fake MP5SD suppressors (actually barrel shrouds) during the final shootout. Judging by the trigger group and the rate of fire, these are not even full-auto conversions of the HK94.
Shale is seen with an M16A1 fitted with a scope after the opening mission in Cuba. In his demo reel, John Janus is seen disarming several soldiers armed with M16A1 rifles. Wellman (Richard Brooks) has the rifle slung while on the shooting range.
Colt M16A1 with carry handle mounted scope - 5.56x45mm
Shale is seen with an M16A1
fitted with a scope after the opening mission in Cuba.
In his demo reel, John Janus is seen disarming several soldiers who were armed with M16A1 rifles.
On the right, Wellman (Richard Brooks
) has the rifle slung while on the shooting range.
What appear to be Colt CAR-15 are seen on the table at the shootin range.
A civilian AR-15 modified to look like an XM177 5.56x45mm
The rifles are seen on the table at the shooting range.
The rifle at the top of the table at the shooting range.
Joey Six (Raymond Cruz) is seen using an M136 AT4 during the final shootout.
M136 AT4 Anti-Tank launcher - 84mm
Mk.II Hand Grenade
Rem (Luis Guzmán) also holds a Mk II Hand Grenade during the final shootout.
Mk 2 training grenade (the blue training color has been painted to look like live Mk II) and also note the slight difference between the training dummy's body shape and the real thing.