When a dedicated high school teacher (Diane Venora) clashes with a vicious student (Marc Anthony) and gets kneecapped for her trouble, soldier-of-fortune Shale (Tom Berenger) comes to the rescue, fairly oozing testosterone. Posing as a substitute history teacher,
Shale and his pistol-packing pals get to the truth behind the trouble at Miami's Columbus High, and it's not the ignorant, foul-mouthed, barbarous students. Principal Rolle (Ernie Hudson) is a crook, the school buses are being used to transport drugs, the gangbangers are in cahoots with the
administration and the cops are on the payroll. Shale is shocked. Shocked
. This could have been trashy fun, if...