VINTAGE FILM Mr. Holland’s Opus


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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