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Still shot from the movie: Stand And Deliver.

Stand And Deliver

Edward James Olmos stands and delivers a commanding performance as real life teacher Jamie Escalante, a man who gave up a lucrative career to teach high school to underprivileged kids. Daring to do what no one had ever tried before, he challenges his students to learn complex math and compete for university entrance by writing the Advanced Placement Calculus exam. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 10 Mar 1988
Video Release: 09 Nov 1998
MPAA Rating: PG
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Jaime Escalante (the real teacher on whom this movie is based) once said, “The day someone quits school he is condemning himself to a future of poverty.” If you are interested in reading more about this remarkable teacher who has motivated many students to live up to their potential, then check the following links:

A brief biography of Escalante.

His success at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles is featured on another page from PCC.

A 1999 article about his plans for retirement.

Edward James Olmos (the actor) is another motivated man. Read about his passions in this article from The Tech, the newspaper from MIT.

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