|The true story of an east los angeles high school teacher who cajoles, bullies and inspires his students to excel at calculus.|
In this true story, a class not expected to exceed beyond basic arithmetic, thanks to an inspirational teacher, make academic history by achieving record high scores in the state's Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actor--Edward James Olmos.
Cast & Crew
Based on a true story, "Stand and Deliver" is an inspirational tale of a dedicated teacher who rescues a group of poor Latino students from potential delinquency by turning them into math whizzes. Using humor, imagination and whatever other means necessary, Jaime Escalante gets his students at a tough East Los Angeles high school so excited by learning that they are able to pass advance placement tests in calculus with flying colors. Their scores are so spectacular, in fact, that the testing board decides the students have cheated and forces them to prove their new-found knowledge by retaking the test.
|"Tough guys don't do math, tough guys deep--fry chicken for a living." ---- Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) to his high school math class
|"There are some people in this world who assume you know less than you do because of your name and your complexion, but math is a great equalizer." ---- Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) to his high school math class
New York Times
"...[Olmos] has the viewer rooting for him all the way....His enthusiasm really catches on..."
"...Inspirational....It's a heartwarming message picture..."