PG | | Biography, Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Edward James Olmos remained close friends with Jaime Escalante until Escalante's death on March 30, 2010. Olmos even led a campaign to help pay for Escalante's medical bills, a campaign which included cast members from the film and former students of Escalante.
My kids could teach you a thing or two, Johnny.
When Edward James Olmos is taking out the garbage and makes a comment to his neighbor about how good his boat looks, the boat registration numbers are an Iowa registration not California where the story takes place.
$411,884 (USA) (13 March 1988)
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