STAND AND DELIVER (Theatrical Release USA 1988)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

Stand and Deliver
—the slow start leaves the audience with a ‘not sure where this film is going in relation to how good or bad it’s going to be, but once into the story, one begins to feel the direction of the film. This movie reminds one of Freedom Writers, a story all about changing lives for the better. The movie emphasizes repetitive good work makes a difference and changes the world into a better place. Great work for Director Ramon Mendez for showing the power of love and steadfast endurance go a long way toward changing outcomes. This story shows the best in people. WOW! What a film! Great acting by Edward James Olmos.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A high school teacher teaches drop out students the art of calculus.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Ramón Menéndez for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Lindsay Law for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos), Secretary (Estelle Harris), Cop (Mark Phelan), Raquel Ortega (Virginia Paris), Tito (Eliot), Sexy Girl (Adelaida Avarex), Pancho (Will Gotay), Javier (Patrick Baca), Lupe (Ingrid Oliu), Molina (Carmen Argenziano), Heavy Metal Boy (Richard Martinez), Fabiola Escalante (Rosanna DeSoto), Claudia (Karla Montana), Ana (Vanessa Marquez), Chuco (Daniel Villarreal), and Angel (Lou Diamond Phillips).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Inspirational film about dedication to teaching and ensuring a better future for children through education.

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