Parental guidance recommended
|Actors:||Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris, Carmen Argenziano, Tyde Kierney, Will Gotay, Ingrid Oliu, Virginia Paris, Mark Everett, Mark Phelan, Patrick Baca, Richard Martinez, Adelaida Álvarez|
Stand and Deliver does just that. This moving, acclaimed crowd pleaser is the dynamic saga of real-life heroes determined to conquer a foe few people dare confront: the National Advanced Placement Calculus Exam.
Edward James Olmos (a 1988 Best Actor Academy Award nominee) gives a performance of fire and grit as Jaime Escalante, a math teacher at East Los Angeles' Garfield High who refuses to write off his inner-city students as losers. Escalante cajoles, pushes, threatens and inspires 18 kids who were struggling with fractions to become math whizzes. Lou Diamond Phillips and Andy Garcia co-star in this "Rocky of the classroom" (Pat Collins, WWOR-TV). No doubt about it: you'll stand and cheer!
|Aspect Ratio:||1.85:1 Letterbox|