PG | | Drama
The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in December 2011 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Do you want me to do it for you?
Jaime Escalante: You're supposed to say no.
In most of the classroom scenes, there are close up pictures of the Planet Uranus along with 2 of its moon (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 took place in 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)