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Mr. Holland's Opus

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In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Who Stars in Mr. Holland's Opus

Richard Dreyfuss
Glenn Holland

Richard Dreyfuss

Glenne Headly
Iris Holland

Glenne Headly

Jay Thomas
Bill Meister

Jay Thomas

Olympia Dukakis
Principal Jacobs

Olympia Dukakis

William H. Macy
Vice Principal Gene Wolters

William H. Macy

Alicia Witt
Gertrude Lang

Alicia Witt


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Review for Mr. Holland's Opus

Author: Wuchak

***Taking a bypass from your dreams and finding your true calling*** A composer (Richard Dreyfuss) puts his lofty ambitions on hold to become a high school music teacher in Portland, Oregon, from 1965-1995. Glenne Headly plays his wife, Jay Thomas the coach, Olympia Dukakis the principal and William H. Macy the irritating vice principal. "Mr. Holland’s Opus" (1995) is a good school-oriented drama that’s episodic in nature since it spans 30 years. The first 40 minutes were decent, but I was wondering if the film would be able to absorb me into its story, especially considering its considerable length. It did, particularly the episodes concerning Terrence Howard (playing Louis Russ) and angelic Jean Louisa Kelly (Rowena). The movie’s kind of a meshing of “Dead Poets Society” (1989) crossed with “Forrest Gump” (1994), although not great like either of those flicks. But it’s a solid drama. A 19 year-old Alicia Witt is on hand as one of the students in the first act. The film runs 2 hours, 23 minutes and was shot in Portland, Oregon, and nearby Marylhurst. GRADE: B


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Production

Hollywood Pictures logo
Hollywood Pictures

The Charlie Mopic Company

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PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Interscope Communications


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1995-12-29

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 17 mins

Budget
$ 31,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 106,269,971.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 75,269,971.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Drama Music Family

Keywords
husband wife relationship composer mentor deaf-mute portland, oregon music teacher apprentice high school marching band teacher student relationship high school teacher disabled teaching sign languages father son relationship


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