PG | | Biography, Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
According to Edward James Olmos, he wrote all of his dialogue with Jaime Escalante, and much of it was verbatim what Escalante had said in the real-life situations that were depicted in the film. For instance, Olmos said the dialogue in the scene where Escalante confronts the ETS ... ...
... There will be no free rides, no excuses. You already have two strikes against you: your name and your complexion. Because of those two strikes, there are some people in this world who will assume that you know less than you do. *Math* is the ...
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Jaime Escalante never had a heart attack as depicted in the movie. He had a inflammation of the gall bladder. He stated this in a interview.
Composed and Performed by Marcos Loya
$411,884 (USA) (13 March 1988)