Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver

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Director: Ramon Menendez

Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosanna de Soto

     
 

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Edward James Olmos portrays the real-life Jaime Escalante, a no-nonsense mathematic teacher in a tough East LA high school. Handed a classroom full of "losers" and "unteachables," Escalante is determined to turn his young charges' lives around. Drawing from his own cultural heritage, Escalante forms a bond with his largely Hispanic student body, evoking the names of… See more details below

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Edward James Olmos portrays the real-life Jaime Escalante, a no-nonsense mathematic teacher in a tough East LA high school. Handed a classroom full of "losers" and "unteachables," Escalante is determined to turn his young charges' lives around. Drawing from his own cultural heritage, Escalante forms a bond with his largely Hispanic student body, evoking the names of famous Spaniards and Latin Americans whose great accomplishments were predicated on their ability to learn. The students gradually come to realize that the only way they'll escape their own poverty-stricken barrio is to improve themselves intellectually. As a result, the class' academic achievements soar dramatically -- too dramatically for the Educational Testing Service, which is convinced that the class' high test scores are the results of cheating. The triumphant exoneration of Escalante's students provides Stand and Deliver with its rousingly upbeat conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
Forsaking cornball sentimentality for a straight-ahead depiction of its subject, this true-life drama from PBS's superb American Playhouse not surprisingly plays a bit too much like a made-for-television movie, or even an adaptation of a play. Despite this drawback, the film's not-so-secret weapon is an awfully impressive one: A legendary, Oscar-nominated performance from star Edward James Olmos, who "delivers" easily the best work of his journeyman career, transforming his figure, face, hair, gait, and voice to portray a man who's just about literally all intellect. Lou Diamond Phillips provides ample support, and the script from director Ramon Menendez and producer Tom Musca moves with agility back and forth between developments in the classroom and in the lives of the students and their teacher. It all gets wrapped up a bit too quickly and the answers to a few pertinent questions seem to have been left on the cutting room floor, but for sheer acting power and uplift without bathos, the film's a definite success. Stand and Deliver swept the Independent Spirit Awards the year of its release, winning a half-dozen of the major categories including Best Feature and Director.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/1998
UPC:
0085391637721
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:43:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward James Olmos Jaime Escalante
Lou Diamond Phillips Angel
Rosanna de Soto Fabiola Escalante
Andy García Ramirez
Will Gotay Pancho
Ingrid Oliu Lupe
Adelaide Alvarez Sexy Girl
Beatrice Giraldo Ganas Kid
Estelle Harris Secretary
Mark Phelan Cop
Virginia Paris Raquel Ortega
Mark Eliot Tito
Patrick Baca Javier
Carmen Argenziano Molina
Richard Martinez Heavy Metal Boy
Mark Everett Heavy Metal Boy
Tyde Kierney Joe Goodell
Bodie Olmos Fernando Escalante
Karla Montana Claudia
Vanessa Marquez Ana
Daniel Villarreal Chuco
Michael Goldfinger Coach
Michael Yama Sanzaki
Lydia Nicole Rafaela
Graham Galloway Craig
Betty Carvalho Angel's Grandmother
Irene Olga Lopez Lupe's Mother
James Victor Ana's Father
Yvette Cruise Claudia's Mother
Aixa Clemente Hospital Receptionist
Victor Garron Jaime Escalante, Jr.
Michael Adler Schloss
Barbara Vera Proctor
Rif Hutton Pearson
Star Frohman Female Cop
Jessica Seynos Ganas Kid
Dominic Lucero Ganas Kid
Sonia Fuentes Ganas Kid
David Brian Abalos Ganas Kid
Irma Barrios Ganas Kid
Henry Torres Ganas Kid
Richard Moreno Ganas Kid
Phillip Elizalde Ganas Kid

Technical Credits
Ramon Menendez Director,Screenwriter
Jaki Brown Casting
Bruce A. Evans Producer
Steve George Songwriter
Ray Gideon Producer
Stephen Halbert Sound/Sound Designer
Vered Hochman Makeup
Iya Labunka Associate Producer
John Lang Songwriter
Lidsay Law Executive Producer
Robert Leighton Editor
Dee Mansano Makeup
Areni Milo Art Director
Milo Art Director,Production Designer
Kathryn Morrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Musca Producer,Screenwriter
Richard Page Songwriter
Nancy Richardson Editor
Tom Richmond Cinematographer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt Asst. Director
Craig Safan Score Composer
Andrew Scheinman Producer
Dennis Washington Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Jump To a Scene
1. Driving to Work (Credits) [2:48]
2. Math 1A [5:26]
3. Apples for the students [1:41]
4. Finger man [4:15]
5. "Tough guys deep-fry chicken" [3:45]
6. Ganas [3:51]
7. A deal with Angel [2:06]
8. Lupe gets the chair [2:05]
9. Before and after school [4:25]
10. What's best for Ana [2:49]
11. How many gigolos? [2:39]
12. Shaking up the Math Dept [3:02]
13. Think cool; welcome back [5:05]
14. Crusing with Kimo [1:38]
15. Work takes its toll [4:26]
16. Pancho wants out. Angel wants in. [4:02]
17. Heart attack [5:12]
18. Sneaking back to work [1:44]
19. The AP exam [2:56]
20. 18 Out Of 18! [1:41]
21. Cheaters? [3:22]
22. Angel's last ride [2:51]
23. The ETS wants a confession [3:48]
24. If caught, then guilty [1:39]
25. Second thoughts [3:50]
26. Confronting the ETS [5:03]
27. One day to cram [4:16]
28. The retest [5:37]
29. The results [2:33]
30. Coda and End Credits (Stand and Deliver [4:20]

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