PG | | Biography, 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."
I am *El Cyclone,* from... Bolivia. One-man gang. This classroom is *my* domain. Don't give me no gas, or I'll jump on your face and tattoo your chromosomes... If the only thing you know how to do is add and subtract, you will only be prepared to do...
When Mr. Escalante returns home after thinking his car has been stolen, the front windows are shown with their curtains closed. Once Angel shows up with his car, Escalante goes to the window to see what is happening, and the curtains are wide open.
Wake Up John
Lyrics & Music by Willie Herron (as W. Herrón)
Performed by Los Illegals
Courtesy of A&M Records
$411,884 (USA) (13 March 1988)
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