Trivia / Stand and Deliver

  • AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: #86
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Contrary to what some South Park fans may have you believe, Jaime Escalante never said "How do I reach these kids!"
  • Billing Displacement: Andy Garcia is listed third in the opening credits, yet he plays a minor role with less screen time than Rosana De Soto (plays Escalante's wife, listed fourth) or any of the actors playing the students (who are only listed at the end). Also Lou Diamond Phillips gets second billing while the actors who play Escalante's other students (Ingrid Oliu, Will Gotay) are only listed after the last scene and later during the credits.
  • Dawson Casting: Lou Diamond Phillips was 25 while filming his role as a high school senior.