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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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Stand And Deliver is rated PG:

Studio: 1988 Warner Brothers

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If you're a teacher, chances are Jaime Escalante is a name you're familiar with. A modern hero of public education, Escalante did what many thought impossible when turned… 
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Jaime Escalante (the real teacher on whom this movie is based) once said, “The day… 
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