Stand and Deliver

Directed By: Ramon Menendez Starring: Edward James Olmos

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Seeing Edward James Olmos in a character much different than his Miami Vice role is unsettling at first but he does a great job, as does Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba). Highly recommended, based on a true story I believe and brings you back down to earth about what's important.

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No Action, But Still Great Movie

by nine11c2@optonline.net on 12/14/2001

Seeing Edward James Olmos in a character much different than his Miami Vice role is unsettling at first but he does a great job, as does Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba). Highly recommended, based on a true story I believe and brings you back down to earth about what's important. Read More

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Educational and thought-provoking lesson about dre

on 5/6/2012

STAND AND DELIVER is one of the best movies to show to high school kids, whether you're a parent or a teacher. Real life math teacher Jaime Escalante, protrayed by Edward James Olmos, teaches his students more than adding and subracting fractions in the cruel setting of East Los Angeles. He shows them how to stretch beyond their limited lives and to rise to their dreams, and he teaches them how to stand up after the world tries to crush their hopes. I show this movie every year to my 8th grade math students, and when the ending credits are rolling, they are always stunned silent, unable to speak. They love STAND AND DELIVER! Read More

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Product Overview

The true story of an east los angeles high school teacher who cajoles, bullies and inspires his students to excel at calculus.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40102589
UPC 085391637721
UPC 14 00085391637721
Format DVD
Release Date 9/28/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Campus Life
Personal Triumph
Recommended
Self-Discovery
Social Issues
Teenage
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary 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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "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
Quote "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
Reviews
New York Times "...[Olmos] has the viewer rooting for him all the way....His enthusiasm really catches on..." 03/18/1988 p.C14
Variety "...Inspirational....It's a heartwarming message picture..." 02/17/1988
Directors
Ramon Menendez
Actors
Edward James Olmos
Cast & Crew
Lou Diamond Phillips - Star
Andy Garcia - Star
Rosana De Soto - Star
Edward James Olmos - Star
Ramon Menendez - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1988
Catalog ID 16377
UPC 00085391637721
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 99 minutes
Color Color
Available Audio Tracks English [CC]
Features
DVD, Scene Access, Pan and Scan (TV Format), No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Olmos,Edward James
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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