Stand and Deliver
Stand and Deliver (1988)

A tough, dedicated mathematics teacher in a largely Hispanic East Los Angeles high school defies expectations by demanding that his impoverished students learn advanced calculus, a challenge that transforms their lives in the process. This… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: November 9, 1998
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

As the tough math teacher, Olmos delivers a strong, Oscar-nominated performance in this rather simple but uplifting melodrama.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Powerfully inspirational, laden with tough love, and on occasion a tad hokey. It's the "Coach Carter" of H.S. Math class.

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Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

Intensely watchable movie based on a true story.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Obvious, but very moving.

Richard von Busack

"The greatest John G. Avildsen movie John G. Avidlsen never made. Olmos is far more understated than the average tough-teacher is in this kind of film."

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

The rare "based on" movie that does justice to its source.

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Dan Schultz
A well-done if very melodramatic film concerning a passionate math teacher (Edward James Olmos) who somehow succeeds in inspiring his students to learn… More
Randy Tippy
Inspirational true story about Mr. Escalante, a Los Angeles high school math teacher whose Hispanic barrio students achieved high scores on California's… More
Aj V
This isn't just another teacher movie like Blackboard Jungle or Class of 1984, the story of this film is true, and very empowering to teachers and students… More
Lenny Muggsy
The model where the tough teacher in a dangerous environment who reforms his students comes from this film.
Wahida K
In 1982, a new troublemaker hit Garfield High. He was tough. He was wild. He was willing to fight. He was the new math teacher. He reminded me of my Math… More
Andy Spencer
Despite a recommendation from one of my friends (who has recommended mostly crappy movies in the past), I was willing to give this movie a chance if only to see… More