its gotta be when angel shows up to class when everyone is gone and he says hes the 1st one here, and then he's like.. "What's Calcoolus??!" gets me every time. and when he says "i stole the answers from the mailman, his body is decomposing in my locker!!!"share
When the principal is writing down the scores from the 2nd calculus exam and Kimo wanted the original scores reinstated.share
It's not just that this is the big payoff. It's also perfectly executed.
This is one lean movie -- not a wasted moment anywhere. While the profe and principal -- and us -- are made to wait as ETS drags out the results, a final gem. "Did you hear? We got the computers." A perfect irony for a society that devalues education, entrusting it to bureaucrats and technology. We can wait for others to fix what's important, yes, but we'll be waiting forever.
When the principal is finally told the scores (notice he had to call ETS to prompt this), Jaime wastes no time in demanding the original scores' reinstatement. A quick visual montage of the passing students and their grades -- including Angel's crowning 5 -- and Jaime is out the door. No big party, no congratulations. Just one man walking alone, victorious.
when the guy enters the class and kimo tells him he call multiply and he tells him he knows his ones, twos and threes and flicks him offshare
About that moment with the apple. Escalante says afterwards, "I'll see you in the People's Court." Now I figure he was talking about the TV show with Judge Wapner. Only problem is, that scene takes place in 1980 and PC didn't start till 1981! That has to be a writer's line.share
the apple thing & 'i'll seeeeeee youuu in the people's court!
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
The scene where Escalante is arguing with Andy Garcia because he thinks the students cheated. Escalante tells him that if he sees him outside in the streets, he would kick his ass.
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Yeah, I saw this film in the theater, and there were a lot of people laughing at that line about him kicking the *beep* out of Ramirez (Andy Garcia).share
" I STRANGLED HIM, HIS BODY IS DECOMPOSING IN MY LOCKER " HAHAH CLASSIC
When the class was shown two years later and that kid was still reading Dune.share
When Mr. Escalante asks Angel what -2+2 is and whispers in his ear, "I could break your neck like a toothpick" and then asks what -2+2 is again and says "You're embaressing yourself in front of the whole class, come on -2+2!"
Finally, Angel replies "Zero".
No, that final shot is from earlier in the film, if that is what you are talking about.share
Well, there were several books of Dune, like with Harry Potter. Maybe he was reading a different one.share
Definitely NOT when Mr. Escalante physically threatens the two testing doctors. I certainly hope that didn't happen in real life. Everyone passed in a ghetto East LA high school class?? Please, they had every right to be suspicious.
My favorite was, "On the first day of Christmas a cholo came to me. . ."
Gee, you'd better be careful, pal. Do it to the wrong person and we'll be reading your obituary.share
"You see the turn. You don't see the road ahead."
Which is dearer, fame or self?Which is worth more, man or pelf?Which would hurt more, gain or loss?
I have exactly three.
That scene where Angel's friend walks in the classroom toward the beginning, looking really cool. And in this soft voice he tilts his head back and just goes, "Angel. Vamanos."
The second would have to be where Angel says he got the scores from the mailman, then when Andy Garcia asks where he is, Angel says, "I STRANGLED HEEEEEEM! 'EES BODY'S DECOMPOSING EEN MY LOCKERRRRR!", which is coincidentally the best line in cinema history.
The third is where Jaime tells Andy Garcia, "If I see you on the street, I'll kick the *beep* outta you!", just because it seemed kind of wildly out of character.
"Sing for us, Jimmy's brother."
"Like a bird."