PG | | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Jaime Escalante's son Fernando was played by Edward James Olmos' real-life son Bodie Olmos.
...Just don't ever let her know that you dig her. That's, like, the worst thing you can do with a woman.
In most of the classroom scenes, there are close-up images of the planet Uranus with two of its moons (Ariel and Miranda) posted in the back of the classroom. It would have been impossible for those pictures to be hanging in the classroom, because the events depicted in the movie take place between 1980 and 1982. The first time humans had close-up pictures of Uranus and its moons was when the Voyager 2 spacecraft flew past Uranus in 1986.
$411,884 (USA) (13 March 1988)
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