Stand and Deliver (1988)
|The true story of an east los angeles high school teacher who cajoles, bullies and inspires his students to excel at calculus.|
Editor's NoteIn 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
|Lou Diamond Phillips|
|Rosana De Soto|
|Edward James Olmos|
|Ramon Menendez - Director|
|"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|
Customer Reviews of Stand and Deliver
Educational and thought-provoking lesson about dre5/6/2012
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!
No Action, But Still Great Movie12/14/2001
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.