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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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Cop
Virginia Paris ...
Raquel Ortega
Eliot ...
Tito (as Mark Eliot)
Adelaida Alvarez ...
Sexy Girl
Will Gotay ...
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Patrick Baca ...
Javier
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Lupe
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Molina
Richard Martinez ...
Heavy Metal Boy
Mark Everett ...
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Tyde Kierney ...
Joe Goodell
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Fabiola Escalante (as Rosana De Soto)
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Fernando Escalante
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Storyline

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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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. See more »

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Release Date:

11 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walking on Water  »

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$13,994,920 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

[last lines]
Jaime Escalante: I want the original scores reinstated.
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Stand and Deliver
Written by Richard Page, Steve George and John Lang
Performed by Mr. Mister
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Such a wonderful film!
8 November 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I was watching it on PBS one late night. I am really glad that PBS endorses this film. It is such an influence for kids to do well in school. I hope that it influences teachers to be more supportive and teach better, although I don't have much faith anymore in our broken school systems nowadays. But I still believe in HOPE! I, personally, am not a minority, but you just really hoped the best for the kids in this film. Watching this film, you really get on their side and you really want them to do well. They all have their ups and downs and their home lives are not perfect. The role of Edward James Olmos as Kimo is simply unforgettable. You really admire how Kimo sticks by his kids 100 percent. Teachers like that are so rare. I hope there are teachers like that to pass the torch down to other teachers in the next generation. I look forward to seeing this movie again!


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