Mr. Holland's Opus
Mr. Holland's Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, and Michael Nolin, and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss in the title role of Glenn Holland, a high-school music teacher who aspires to write his own composition while struggling with a lack of quality time with his wife and profoundly deaf son. The cast also includes Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, and Jay Thomas.
In Portland, Oregon in 1964, 30-year-old Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) is a talented musician and composer who has been relatively successful in the exhausting life of a professional musical performer. However, in an attempt to enjoy more free time with his young wife, Iris (Glenne Headley), and to enable him to compose a piece of orchestral music, Holland accepts a teaching position at John F. Kennedy High School.
|author||Patrick Sheane Duncan|
|keywords||american sign language army veteran band competition battle board of education claim classical music composer conduct conductor force free time gift glenne headley governor of oregon hear inspire john lennon kill leading lady marching band marginalize military funeral music teacher orchestra orchestral music portland oregon rock and roll run sing social exclusion teach think to compose wrestle|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor|
|producer||Michael Nolin Patrick Sheane Duncan Robert W. Cort Ted Field|
|productionCompany||Hollywood Pictures Interscope Communications PolyGram Filmed Entertainment|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|