Stand and Deliver Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: November 10th, 1998

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California's calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They'll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics.

Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosanna DeSoto, Andy Garcia, Will Gotay, Ingrid Oliu, Virginia Paris, Mark Eliot

Director: Ramón Menéndez

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: 1980s, Los Angeles, Intense, Police officer, Gritty, Underdog, Growing up, Transformation, Inspiring


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama