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Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy Rating: Features: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC Running Time: 143 minutes Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Release Date: August 24, 1999 Theatrical Release Date: January 19, 1996 Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment / Hollywood Pictures
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Acclaimed star Richard Dreyfuss gives the performance of a lifetime 1995 Academy AwardR-nominee, Best Actor -- MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS in this uplifting hit cheered by audiences everywhere! Glenn Holland Dreyfuss is a passionate 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. In time, however, Mr. Holland realizes that his real passion is teaching, and his legacy is the generations of young people he inspires. Also featuring Glenne Headly BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS and Olympia Dukakis MAFIA! -- you're sure to find this electrifying motion picture both entertaining ... and unforgettable!
An earnest and at times overblown story of a music teacher's impact on those around him, Mr. Holland's Opus is at times a genuinely touching drama in the vein of It's a Wonderful Life. Richard Dreyfuss Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind plays an aspiring composer and musician who takes a job teaching music at a local high school to save money while he composes his music. But when his wife Glenne Headley becomes pregnant, Glenn Holland must put aside his dreams and address the everyday realities of his life, from the melancholy and sometimes tragic fates of his students to the discovery that the son he cherishes is deaf. Building to a highly emotional climax in which the teacher sees the impact he's had on the world around him, Mr. Holland's Opus is a showcase for a fine Oscar-nominated performance by Dreyfuss and an engaging, heartwarming story. --Robert Lane