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Stand and Deliver/Lean on Me [DVD]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

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    Stand and Deliver
    Edward James Olmos portrays the real-life Jaime Escalante, a no-nonsense mathematic teacher in a tough East LA high school. Handed a classroom full of "losers" and "unteachables," Escalante is determined to turn his young charges' lives around. Drawing from his own cultural heritage, Escalante forms a bond with his largely Hispanic student body, evoking the names of famous Spaniards and Latin Americans whose great accomplishments were predicated on their ability to learn. The students gradually come to realize that the only way they'll escape their own poverty-stricken barrio is to improve themselves intellectually. As a result, the class' academic achievements soar dramatically -- too dramatically for the Educational Testing Service, which is convinced that the class' high test scores are the results of cheating. The triumphant exoneration of Escalante's students provides Stand and Deliver with its rousingly upbeat conclusion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Lean on Me
    After earning rave notices for powerful supporting turns as a pimp in Street Smart (1987) and an alcohol abuse counselor in Clean and Sober (1988), actor Morgan Freeman began his ascent to stardom with this, his first lead role in a major motion picture. Freeman is real-life high school principal Joe Clark, a tough, harsh educator and administrator who in 1987 is given a nearly impossible task by his old friend, school superintendent Dr. Frank Napier (Robert Guillaume). Clark is asked to reform inner city Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ, a hotbed of delinquent kids and drug dealers. Considered the worst school in New Jersey, the state is threatening to take control of Eastside away from the local school board. If Clark can straighten out Eastside in time to get the school's basic-skills test scores up, he can have the job permanently. Although Clark's tyrannical approach and hard-line policies alienate many members of the staff and the community, his uncompromising campaign gets results and even makes him famous, much to the chagrin of his powerful enemies. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Edward James Olmos
      Edward James Olmos - Jaime Escalante
    • Lou Diamond Phillips
      Lou Diamond Phillips - Angel
    • Rosanna de Soto
      Rosanna de Soto - Fabiola Escalante
    • Andy Garcia
      Andy Garcia - Ramirez
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      Will Gotay - Pancho



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    100%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Inspirational DVD Pack

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      Anna
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      Both were great films to watch! Theme for both films: "Making a positive difference is possible!". Even if you hate school subjects, like math, or even lacking self-respect. Like I said before, awesome and classic films for a club showing or educational purposes on central themes. Thank you!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Replacing my VHS collection

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      cmlpete
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      Excellent performance by a young Morgan Freeman & the late Robert Guillaume who we lost in 2017.... some classic memorable lines great movie!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movies.....

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      Queen
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      I haven't seen these two movies in years and when I saw them, I remembered why I loved Lean on me so much....Acting was hilarious and it had a message... #CLASSIC

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic

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      Johnny
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      Love my 80's movie. Classic and awesome movie cant get enough

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      reality movie

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      mrhappy069
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      was a very reality movie I loved to the end of it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Pair OF Movies

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      AlanMata54
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      Great pair of movies to look back on and watch. Must buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great for when I have a substitute

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      Deuceswild2212
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      Great example and lesson for my students!!!!!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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