VINTAGE FILM Mr. Holland’s Opus

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Mr. Holland’s Opus

“I got dragged into this gig kicking and screaming,” says the title character, and this is how many kids felt when their parents made them watch this character-building story of a high school music teacher’s 30-year career. Mr. Holland touches the lives of generations of students and makes his mark in the end – just like this film: a home-library staple your parents saw, then you saw, and that you’ll someday show to your kids.

Director: Stephen Herek

Starring: Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, Richard Dreyfuss, William H. Macy

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award nomination for Best Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)

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