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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:March 11, 1988

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Rosanna de Soto Best Supporting Actress 1988 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Tom Musca Best Screenplay 1988 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Tom Richmond Best Cinematography 1988 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Lou Diamond Phillips Best Supporting Actor 1988 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lou Diamond Phillips Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1988 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Edward James Olmos Best Actor 1988 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Edward James Olmos Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1988 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Edward James Olmos Best Actor 1988 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Ramon Menendez Best Director 1988 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Ramon Menendez Best Screenplay 1988 Winner

Cast

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

Crew

Ramon Menendez
Director
Andrew Scheinman
Producer
Tom Musca
Producer
Bruce A. Evans
Producer
Ray Gideon
Producer
Tom Musca
Screenwriter
Ramon Menendez
Screenwriter
Tom Richmond
Cinematographer
Richard Page
Songwriter
Craig Safan
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Leighton
Editor
Nancy Richardson
Editor
Dennis Washington
Production Designer
Areni Milo
Art Director
Iya Labunka
Associate Producer
Kathryn Morrison
Costume Designer
Stephen Halbert
Sound/Sound Designer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt
First Assistant Director
Vered Hochman
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