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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)
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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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At a tough school, someone had to take a stand...and someone did. Together, one teacher and one class proved to America they could...Stand and Deliver. See more »

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Drama

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PG | See all certifications »

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11 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Walking on Water  »

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Box Office

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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dr. Pearson: There is two kinds of racism, Mr. Escalante. Judging a group because they are a minority, and *not* judging a group because they are a minority.
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Featured in The Simpsons: The Caper Chase (2017) See more »

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Cada Quien Por Su Camino
Composed by Raquel Perez
Performed by Raquel Perez & Mariachi Califas
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This Gets an "A"
25 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Stand and Deliver" is a strong film which is based on a true story. Edward James Olmos received an Oscar nomination as Jaime Escalante, a man who has decided to teach in a Los Angeles school after quitting a high-paying technological job. Escalante is a man who could be described as a "Patton of the classroom". He will do anything and everything to teach his Hispanic students the complicated mathematics of Calculus so they can pass a test which will give them college credit. This is Olmos' show all the way. He proved to be a dominant actor here and it is he who makes the film believable and overall exceptional. The supporting cast is good, led by a young Lou Diamond Phillips. A solid screenplay and smart direction make "Stand and Deliver" a forgotten winner from the 1980s. 4 stars out of 5.


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