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Stand and Deliver (1988)

 -  Drama  -  11 March 1988 (USA)
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

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Joe Goodell
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Fabiola Escalante (as Rosana De Soto)
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Fernando Escalante
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Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a Hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods help gang members and no-hopers pass the rigorous Advanced Placement exam in calculus. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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At a tough school, someone had to take a stand...and someone did. Together, one teacher and one class proved to America they could...Stand and Deliver. See more »

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Walking on Water  »

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$13,994,920 (USA)
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Edward James Olmos recommended Lou Diamond Phillips to director Ramon Menendez after working with him on Miami Vice: Red Tape (1987). See more »

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One of the students, while talking with Mr. Escalante outside, is holding a can of Diet Pepsi bearing the logo introduced in 1985, three years later then the movie takes place. See more »

Quotes

Angel: Yeah, I have the same answer as gordita.
Lupe: Don't call me gordita, pendejo.
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Referenced in Girlfriends: Stand and Deliver (2008) See more »

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Secret Society
Lyrics by Willie Herrón
Music by W. Herrón & M. Valdez
Performed by Los Illegals
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This Gets an "A"
25 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Stand and Deliver" is a strong film which is based on a true story. Edward James Olmos received an Oscar nomination as Jaime Escalante, a man who has decided to teach in a Los Angeles school after quitting a high-paying technological job. Escalante is a man who could be described as a "Patton of the classroom". He will do anything and everything to teach his Hispanic students the complicated mathematics of Calculus so they can pass a test which will give them college credit. This is Olmos' show all the way. He proved to be a dominant actor here and it is he who makes the film believable and overall exceptional. The supporting cast is good, led by a young Lou Diamond Phillips. A solid screenplay and smart direction make "Stand and Deliver" a forgotten winner from the 1980s. 4 stars out of 5.


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