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Stand and Deliver (1988)

PG | | 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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(as Ramon Menendez, Ramon Menendez)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jaime Escalante
... Estelle - Secretary
... Cop in Office
Virginia Paris ... Raquel Ortega
Eliot ... Armando 'Tito' Quintana (as Mark Eliot)
Adelaida Alvarez ... Sexy Girl
Will Gotay ... Francisco 'Pancho' Garcia
Patrick Baca ... Javier Perales
Ingrid Oliu ... Guadalupe 'Lupe' Escobar
... Principal Molina
Richard Martinez ... Heavy Metal Boy
Mark Everett ... Heavy Metal Boy
Tyde Kierney ... Joe Goodell - Neighbor
... Fabiola Escalante (as Rosana De Soto)
... 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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A true story about a modern miracle. See more »

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Drama

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walking on Water  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$411,884, 13 March 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,994,920
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1.85 : 1
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Features Edward James Olmos's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Escalante returns home after thinking his car has been stolen, the front windows are shown with their curtains closed. Once Angel shows up with his car, Escalante goes to the window to see what is happening, and the curtains are wide open. See more »

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Jaime Escalante: ...Did you know that neither the Greeks nor the Romans were capable of using the concept of zero? It was your ancestors, the Mayans, who first contemplated the zero. The absence of value. True story. You *burros* have math in your blood... A negative times a negative equals a positive. Why?
[the whole class looks at him blankly; he sighs deeply and shakes his head]
Jaime Escalante: We're gonna need a lot of Kleenexes - there's gonna be a lot of bloodshed.
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Referenced in Modern Family: The Butler's Escape (2012) See more »

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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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Very Inspiring
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite films of all time ... a worthwhile story with many outstanding performances. The journey these kids and their teacher takes is extraordinary and inspiring. It is also thrilling to see a rare film that treats Hispanic-Americans with respect and dignity while examining serious topics. A must see!


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