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Stand and Deliver [VHS] [1988]

Edward James Olmos , Lou Diamond Phillips , Ramón Menéndez    Parental Guidance   VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Estelle Harris, Andy Garcia, Virginia Paris
  • Directors: Ramón Menéndez
  • Format: HiFi Sound, PAL, Colour
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: 4 Feb 1997
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CK2F
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 256,910 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

An inspirational story, based on the true story of a tough teacher in East LA who pushes his dysfunctional students into taking higher exams, and thus bettering themselves. Edward James Olmos was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The inspiration of 'Stand and Deliver' 25 Sep 2003
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Format:VHS Tape
Although the film is mainly concerned with a group of Hispanic students, I believe that this film is an inspiration to anyone who has ever found mathematics difficult. It encouraged me to obtain an 'A' Level in Mathematics with a good grade. Perhaps it is wrong to confine the inspirational nature of the film to mathematics alone. Regardless of the particular field, I believe that the film shows that, with hard work and dedication, people can achieve more than they often believe to be possible.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Films 14 Jan 2010
This is one of my favorite films. I saw it on TV a few years ago and immediately went out to get the VHS. I am now upgrading my frequently watched copy to DVD.

The film is about catching and focussing the attention of children from difficult backgrounds and teaching them about commitment and learning. I am biased because the subject is maths but the film is an inspiration for all learning. I will continue to watch this film on a regular basis because it gives me a lift every time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites 11 Aug 2006
This is one of my favourite films. It is a story of triumph in the face of adversity. Many people find mathematics difficult. However, these students from difficult backgrounds are able to master the subject. The viewer is encouraged to feel as though he can overcome his difficulties. It is a powerful testament to the importance of good teaching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great film for motivating students 22 Dec 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this film to play for my maths students at the end of term. I played approx 10 minutes at the end of each lesson and then finished the film in the last lesson of term. It gave them something to think about knowing this was a true story.
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This is my 3rd copy of this film over the past ten years. I lend it out and don't get it back but it is a great film if you are a teacher and especially if you are a maths teacher. Anyway, good entertaining story, and lead actor very engaging. To quote from the film, 'true story'. And I have lent this copy out already, wonder if I will get this one back.
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