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Stand and Deliver [1988] (1 disc)

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Director:Ramón Menéndez
Writer:Ramón Menéndez
Tom Musca
Composer:Craig Safan
Length:103 minutes
(1 hour 43 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Family
  • Comedy
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Synopsis: The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.


Reaction: Great movie! Love it! Inspiring and influential. One of my favorites.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Ramón Menéndez => Director / Writer
Tom Musca => Writer
Craig Safan => Composer
Andy Garcia => Ramirez
Bodie Olmos => Fernando Escalante
Carmen Argenziano => Molina
Daniel Villarreal => Chuco
Edward James Olmos => Jaime Escalante
Eliot => Tito (as Mark Eliot)
Estelle Harris => Secretary
Graham Galloway => Craig
Ingrid Oliu => Lupe
Karla Montana => Claudia Camejo
Lou Diamond Phillips => Angel Guzman
Lydia Nicole => Rafaela Fuentes
Michael Adler => Schloss
Michael Yama => Sanzaki
Patrick Baca => Javier
Rif Hutton => Pearson
Rosanna DeSoto => Fabiola Escalante (as Rosana De Soto)
Tyde Kierney => Joe Goodell
Vanessa Marquez => Ana Delgado
Victor Garron => Jaime Escalante Jr.
Virginia Paris => Raquel Ortega
Will Gotay => Pancho
Yvette Cruise => Claudia's Mother

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • [?] Jaime Escalante was actually impressed by the movie, stating that it was 'Ninety per cent truth, and ten per cent drama.'
  • Edward James Olmos recommended Lou Diamond Phillips to director Ramon Menendez after working with him on the 1987 [Miami Vice] episode {Red Tape}.
  • Edward James Olmos went through a hair thinning process and gained an estimated 20 pounds for the role of [?] Jaime Escalante.
  • According to Edward James Olmos, he wrote all of his dialogue with [?] Jaime Escalante, and much of it was verbatim what Escalante had said in the real-life situations that were depicted in the film. For instance, Olmos said the dialogue in the scene where Escalante confronts the ETS investigators about the cheating allegations was word for word what Escalante told the ETS in real life.
  • Edward James Olmos remained close friends with [?] Jaime Escalante until Escalante's death on March 30, 2010. Olmos even led a campaign to help pay for Escalante's medical bills, a campaign which included cast members from the film and former students of Escalante.
  • Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in December 2011 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."