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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 ...

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Jul 24, 2008

when I received this DVD is was in very poor condition, looked like someone got it out of the trash, the cover was tattered & torn and the CD was cracked. I can't believe someone would send that to me.
I never got a chance to see the movie, I'm sure it's good.

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