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Stand and Deliver
- Edward James Olmos

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

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 List

Ramon Menendez - Screenwriter
Lou Diamond Phillips - American actor/director, LA BAMBA
Andy Garcia - Hispanic Actor, THE GODFATHER PART III (1990)
Rosana De Soto
Edward James Olmos - Lt. Castillo of TV's "Miami Vice" - married Lorraine Bracco

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929143511
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

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Synopsis:
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.

Notes:
Color by Foto-Kem; prints by Technicolor. Additional cast members: Mark Eliot (Tito); Will Gotay (Pancho); Bodie Olmos (Fernando Escalante); Vanessa Marquez (Ana) Independently produced, "Stand and Deliver" was picked up for distribution by Warner Brothers for an estimated $5 million. Winner of 1989 Independent Spirit Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

Reviews:
"...[Olmos] has the viewer rooting for him all the way....His enthusiasm really catches on..." - 03/18/1988 New York Times, p.C14


"...Inspirational....It's a heartwarming message picture..." - 02/17/1988 Variety

 
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