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This movie really hits home when you consider it is a true story about one teacher's inpiring effort to make Hispanic kids believe in themselves and push to discover their long dormant abilities. Set in a chaotic, undisciplined, uninspired school, Edward James Olmos is convincing as a demanding, loving, creative teacher who refuses to accept a history of failure and underachievement and through sheer will-power and love pushes the kids way beyond any level they ever dreamed of achieving. Although it comes off as a little corny, the facts speak for themselves. A great movie for those who enjoy being inspired.
The DVD version of Stand and Deliver was a good investment. This was an absolutely great movie to show to my freshman class of algebra students who occasionally complain about how much work they have to do and how "hard" life is for them. It proved to be an enriching experience for my students to see young men and women close to their own age encounter more hardships and yet excel in a subject that they themselves were convinced they could not conquer. This movie was both motivational and thought provoking. I am glad that I was able to purchase it to help my students gain insight into the lives of other students who, although were less fortunate from an economic and social perspective, were nonetheless able to smash the stereotypic low expectations with which they were wrongly associated. I highly recommend this movie.
I bought this movie to show my math students after taking a 5 day high-stakes test. We discussed the plot of the true story that it is based on and how the main character, Jaime Escalante, died this year. My students LOVED it and were inspired by the students portrayed in the film.
One of the best movies I've seen. Great story, great acting. Edward James Olmos is wonderful as Jaime Escalante (RIP), and the young actors in the ensemble are terrific. There are so many good lines in this movie, and I watch it practically every time it's aired, so I figured I might as well own it outright, and I can watch over and over and over ....... :-)
I am a high school math teacher and bought this movie to inpire my students. You dont have to be the top of your class to succeed. The students liked the movie and Kimo. This is not a cinematic work of art, but a good story.
This DVD was purchased to show to 8th graders. It was used by several math teachers to inspire and motivate math students, who live in the inner city, to have a desire to achieve in the face of adversity. Because it is a condensed version of a true life experience, of a dedicated teacher, in an inner city school,it reinforces for all who view it that anyone can have success when given the opportunity to teach and learn. It is an excellent motivational vehicle.
Great movie. Filmed in East Los Angeles, Roosevelt and Garfield High Schools.
A very inspirational, true story about overcoming stereotypes.
I like the movies that have to do with true life, these is a fun and so real movie. i remember those times in high school and the cholos. great movie i recommended.
I bought this movie to give as a gift. I gave it to the math department head at our school. This movie is about a math teacher that inspires inner-city students to become great upper-level math students. He puts his heart and soul into teaching. Every teacher should watch this movie.
Edward james Olmos is excellent in this movie about kids in the LA ghetto.
Its another movie that like Dangerous Minds and Lean on Me-that show that there really are teachers are there and principals that try to beat the odds with kids. And not let them give up or be brushed aside in today's society jut because of where they live.