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Stand and Deliver Movie

80s Film Summary for Stand and Deliver

Summary

An 80s movie about standing for what you believe in. A teacher stands behind his students and leads them to success.

Stand and Deliver DVD

Plot

Jaime Escalante (played by Edward James Olmos) is a Math teacher at a Hispanic high school in the movie Stand and Deliver.

Escalante teaches kids who are gang members and he believes in them to the point that he develop a method for them to ace their classes. His hard work paid off as the kids exceed what was expected of them, to the point when they were being accused of cheating in the movie Stand and Deliver.

Cast

Jaime A. Escalante - Edward James Olmos
Estelle (Principal Molina's secretary) - Estelle Harris
Cop - Mark Phelan
Raquel Ortega - Virginia Paris
Tito - Mark Eliot
Sexy girl - Adelaida Alvarez
Pancho - Will Gotay
Javier Perales - Patrick Baca
Guadalupe 'Lupe' Escobar - Ingrid Oliu
Mr. Molina (principal, Garfield High) - Carmen Argenziano
Heavy metal boy - Richard Martinez
Heavy metal boy - Mark Everett
Joe Goodell - Tyde Kierney
Fabiola Escalante - Rosanna DeSoto
Fernando Escalante - Bodie Olmos

Trivia

Although Stand and Deliver was nominated for an Oscar and did not win the award, the movie won 7 other awards.

The original title for the movie Stand and Deliver is rumored to be “Walking on Water."

Academy Awards:

Edward James Olmos won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Stand and Deliver was released to theatres on 04/01/1988 by Warner Bros., and grossed $13,994,920 at the box office in the US.


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