Stand and Deliver (HBO) (HBO)
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Math teacher Jaime Escalante stalks the aisles of his high-school classroom brandishing a meat cleaver. He delivers a karate chop to a guy giving the wrong answer. The result? He turns disgruntled teens into academic champions. Edward James Olmos was nominated for the 1988 Best Actor Oscar(R) as the dedicated educator in this comedy-drama based on fact.
Starring: Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rosana de Soto, Andy Garcia, Will Gotay