Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Friday 11th March 1988

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Reviews 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Ramón Menéndez


Starring: as Jaime A. Escalante, as Angel Guzman, Rosanna DeSoto as Fabiola Escalante, as Dr. Ramirez

Stand and Deliver Review

Edward James Olmos turns in his most famous performance in this feel-good classic. Though it's not a terribly interesting piece of filmmaking, it's certainly inspiring, as Olmos plays real-life math teach Jaime Escalante, who led a handful of motivation-free barrio students to passing the AP calculus test. They did so well they were accused of cheating and forced to retake the test... which they passed a second time. The film unfortunately succumbs to more than one cliche of the genre, though maybe this is where they actually all started. Who knows.