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Stand and Deliver Movie Review Summary

Actors: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Andy Garcia

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This movie tells the true story of a teacher who gets a job at an inner-city high school. He is forced to teach calculus to a bunch of kids who are smart, but don't want to show it. He continues to encourage them and when he does and they take the final exam, the students are suspected of cheating.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




Edward James Olmos star as Jaime Escalante, a new math teacher at an inner city LA public school. Dissatisfied with the school's underachieving ways, he sets out to teach the kids calculus to give them a fighting chance for college.   Lou Diamond Phillips stars as one of his brightest pupils as well as a reformed gang member. Andy Garcia is a government investigator who suspects the students' grades may be fraudulent.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alex Emborsky



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   teacher Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Hispanic/Spanish Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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