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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Did You Know?
Although the film is set at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, most of the scenes were filmed at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Ironically, both Roosevelt and Garfield are cross-town rival high schools. See more
When Lupe is studying and her mother comes home from work, her mom asks her to turn off the lamp that is across the room. She is sleeping directly under a different lamp that doesn't seem to bother her. See more
Either I teach calculus next year, or have a good day.
Well, if this man can dictate terms to us, I see no reason for me to continue as department chair.
Referenced in Huge: Movie Night
I Want You
Composed by Keith Clark
Performed by Zander Schloss
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