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
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In 1982, a new troublemaker hit Garfield High. He was tough. He was wild. He was willing to fight. He was the new math teacher.
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Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in December 2011 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." See more
When the students are in the classroom being questioned about cheating you can see Pearson (Rif Hutton) in the background cap his pen twice between shots. See more
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Lyrics by W. Herrón & Gronk
Performed by Los Illegals
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