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Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.
MPAA Rating PG
Release Date 1988-03-11
Runtime 103 minutes
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Likewise shared a tip "Streaming 7/1"
redetoto shared a tip "Probably the best role Edward James Olmos has played by far"
alia_thayne shared a tip "Great movie! Its based off the true story of Jaime Escalante."
graff_fuller shared a tip "Great film!"
columbus_franklin shared a tip "Awesome theme song by #AdamAnt 🐜"
amy_smith_4751 shared a tip "About a great teacher"
love_is_everthing_l shared a tip "Strong message"
bean_n_bacon shared a tip "Older movie yet with a positive message"
clara_frade shared a tip "Amazing movie. Show this movie in my class each year."
paul_mitchell_5433 shared a tip "It has a whole lot of heart"
tasha_mcfarlane shared a tip "We watched this multiple times in school."
meezyxo shared a tip "best movie"
rose_marie_304 shared a tip "It was very interesting"
jazmin_castaneda shared a tip "it shows on how the culture struggled &’ even if people didnt believe in them they jeptnon going #chicana 🤎💯"
cecilia_siruno shared a tip "Love this movie! Very inspiring to me."