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Based on a true story, this inspiring American Playhouse production stars Edward James Olmos as a high school teacher who motivated a class full of East L.A. barrio kids to care enough about mathematics to pass an Advanced Placement Calculus Test. Not exactly a variation of To Sir, With Love, the film concerns itself with assumptions and biases held by mainstream authorities about disadvantaged kids, and Olmos's efforts to keep his students coolheaded enough to prove them wrong. Olmos, virtually unrecognizable as the pudgy, balding instructor, gives a career performance in this fine piece directed by Ramón Menéndez, and written by the director and Tom Musca. --Tom Keogh

Cast

Edward James OlmosJaime Escalante
Ingrid OliuLupe
Carmen ArgenzianoMolina
Estelle HarrisSecretary
Rosanna DeSotoFabiola Escalante
Bodie OlmosFernando Escalante
Vanessa MarquezAna Delgado
Lou Diamond PhillipsAngel Guzman
Michael YamaSanzaki
Lydia NicoleRafaela Fuentes
Graham GallowayCraig
Michael AdlerSchloss
Andy GarciaRamirez
Rif HuttonPearson

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Ramon Menendez
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 103 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Standard 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 11, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 10, 1998
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