Mr. Holland's Opus

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Glenn Holland is a musician who dreams of composing one truly memorable piece of music, but reality intrudes when he reluctantly accepts a “day job” as a high school music teacher to support his family. Ultimately, Mr. Holland realizes that his true... read more
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Glenn Holland is a musician who dreams of composing one truly memorable piece of music, but reality intrudes when he reluctantly accepts a “day job” as a high school music teacher to support his family. Ultimately, Mr. Holland realizes that his true passion is teaching and his legacy is the generations of young people he inspires. Contains tobacco depictions.

Original Release

01/18/1996

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Cast

Richard Dreyfuss Glenn Holland
Glenne Headly Iris Holland
Jay Thomas Bill Meister
Olympia Dukakis Principal Jacobs
William H. Macy Vice Principal Wolters (as W.H. Macy)
Alicia Witt Gertrude Lang
Nicholas John Renner Cole at 6 Years Old
Joseph Anderson Cole at 15 Years Old
Anthony Natale Cole at 28 Years Old
Jean Louisa Kelly Rowena Morgan
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Directors

Stephen Herek

Writers

Patrick Sheane Duncan

Cast

Richard Dreyfuss Glenn Holland
Glenne Headly Iris Holland
Jay Thomas Bill Meister
Olympia Dukakis Principal Jacobs
William H. Macy Vice Principal Wolters (as W.H. Macy)
Alicia Witt Gertrude Lang
Nicholas John Renner Cole at 6 Years Old
Joseph Anderson Cole at 15 Years Old
Anthony Natale Cole at 28 Years Old
Jean Louisa Kelly Rowena Morgan
Terrence Howard Louis Russ
Joanna Gleason Adult Gertrude
Damon Whitaker Bobby Tidd
Alexandra Boyd Sarah Olmstead
Joshua Minnick Mr. Shapiro
Beth Maitland Deaf School Principal
Patrick Fong Study Hall Student
Benjamin J. Dixon Mr. Mims
Kathryn Arnett Ms. Swedlin
Freeman O. Corbin Mr. Sullivan

Producers

Editors

Trudy Ship

1996 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1996 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1996 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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