Stand and Deliver

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Friday 11th March 1988

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Ramón Menéndez

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Starring: Edward James Olmos as Jaime A. Escalante, Lou Diamond Phillips as Angel Guzman, Rosanna DeSoto as Fabiola Escalante, Andy García as Dr. Ramirez

Stand and Deliver Movie 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.

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