Stand and Deliver | Full Movie

Stand and Deliver
  • PG
  • 1h 45m
  • 1988
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Edward James Olmos stars as Jaime Escalante in this inspirational true story about a teacher and the unmotivated East Los Angeles high school students who he inspires, badgers, threatens and humors into learning the most demanding of all math sciences--calculus. But the accomplishment is so utterly fantastic that the students are accused of cheating. Given a choice to accept the allegation or retake an extremely demanding examination to prove themselves, the students decide to Stand And Deliver.

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Emanuel Levy
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As the tough math teacher, Olmos delivers a strong, Oscar-nominated performance in this rather sim...

June 22, 2017
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Ellen MacKay
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Intensely watchable movie based on a true story.

June 22, 2017
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Christopher Null
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June 21, 2017
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Richard von Busack
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"The greatest John G. Avildsen movie John G. Avidlsen never made. Olmos is far more understated th...

June 21, 2017
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Math teacher inspires in powerful fact-based drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Stand and Deliver is a 1988 movie based on the true story of an inspiring math teacher in a struggling inner-city Los Angeles high school who, through his hard work and tireless dedication, helps his students live up to their full potential and succeed at AP calculus. Gangs threaten violence, and there's a scene in which students are chased through the hallways of the school by someone trying to hit them with a chain. While the film shows what can be achieved when a tough but fair teacher brings out the best in his students -- students who are shown struggling with the difficulties of their neighborhoods, family life, and the pains of adolescence -- there are some scenes in which some of what the teacher says would be seen as inappropriate by today's standards, including a scene in which a girl with a reputation for being "easy" is slut-shamed by the teacher. While she does stand up for herself, the teacher experiences no repercussions for his remarks or even an awareness that what he said was highly inappropriate. There is also some profanity -- Spanish slang for "a--hole" and "fat girl" mixed in with English curse words.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Classics
  • Release Date:March 11, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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