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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A true story about a modern miracle.
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Did You Know?
According to Edward James Olmos
, he wrote all of his dialogue with Jaime Escalante
, and much of it was verbatim what Escalante had said in the real-life situations that were depicted in the film. For instance, Olmos said the dialogue in the scene where Escalante confronts the ETS investigators about the cheating allegations was word for word what Escalante told the ETS in real life. See more
When Kemo returns home after thinking his car is stolen, you see that the front windows have curtains closed in them. Once Angel shows up with his car, Kemo goes to the window to see what is happening and the curtains are wide open. See more
You're worried that we'll screw up royally tomorrow, aren't you?
Tomorrow's another day. I'm worried you're gonna screw up the rest of your lives.
Lyrics by W. Herrón & Gronk
Performed by Los Illegals
Courtesy of A&M Records See more