Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Full Movie

Mr. Holland's Opus
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Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) : In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.

Title Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
Release Date Dec 29, 1995
Genres , ,
Production Company Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, The Charlie Mopic Company
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, Alicia Witt, Terrence Howard, Damon Whitaker, Jean Louisa Kelly, Alexandra Boyd, Nicholas John Renner
Plot Keywords husband wife relationship, composer, mentor, deaf-mute, portland, oregon, music teacher, musical, apprentice, music, high school, marching band, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, disabled, teaching, sign languages, father son relationship
Glenn Holland
Glenn Holland
Richard Dreyfuss
Iris Holland
Iris Holland
Glenne Headly
Bill Meister
Bill Meister
Jay Thomas
Principal Jacobs
Principal Jacobs
Olympia Dukakis
Vice Principal Gene Wolters
Vice Principal Gene Wolters
William H. Macy
Gertrude Lang
Gertrude Lang
Alicia Witt
Louis Russ
Louis Russ
Terrence Howard
Bobby Todd
Bobby Todd
Damon Whitaker
Rowena Morgan
Rowena Morgan
Jean Louisa Kelly
Sarah Olmstead
Sarah Olmstead
Alexandra Boyd
Cole at 6 Years Old
Cole at 6 Years Old
Nicholas John Renner
Cole at 15 Years Old
Cole at 15 Years Old
Joseph Anderson
Cole at 28 Years Old
Cole at 28 Years Old
Anthony Natale
Adult Gertrude
Adult Gertrude
Joanna Gleason
Deaf School Principal
Deaf School Principal
Beth Maitland
Study Hall Student
Study Hall Student
Patrick Fong
Mr. Mims
Mr. Mims
Benjamin J. Dixon
Ms. Swedlin
Ms. Swedlin
Kathryn Arnett
Mr. Sullivan
Mr. Sullivan
Freeman O. Corbin
Ms. Godfrey
Ms. Godfrey
Moira Feeney
Mr. Shapiro
Mr. Shapiro
Joshua Minnick
Miss Reeves
Miss Reeves
Ashley Hamrick
Miss Schumaker
Miss Schumaker
Janine Shouse
Mr. Hosta
Mr. Hosta
Spencer Riviera
Mr. Malone
Mr. Malone
Dan Vhay
Mr. McMartin
Mr. McMartin
Sean Bevington
Mr. Russ
Mr. Russ
John Henry Redwood
Dr. Sorenson
Dr. Sorenson
Ted Roisum
Ralph
Ralph
Mark Daniels
Ms. Wayne
Ms. Wayne
Kaili Carlton
Mr. McKenzie
Mr. McKenzie
Adam Fitzhugh
Boy 2
Boy 2
Eric Michael Cole
Boy 3
Boy 3
Joe Campbell
Girl 2
Girl 2
Tomiko Peirano
Girl 3
Girl 3
Kasey Nelson
Girl 4
Girl 4
Zoe McLellan
Deaf School Teacher
Deaf School Teacher
Kelly M. Casey
Chaplain
Chaplain
Michael Mendelson
Auditioner 1
Auditioner 1
Alex Dudgeon
Auditioner 2
Auditioner 2
Rachel Wooley
Auditioner 3
Auditioner 3
Jordan Carlton
Auditioner 4
Auditioner 4
Aurora Miller
Auditioner 5
Auditioner 5
Paul Bernard
Auditioner 6
Auditioner 6
Mary Kay O'Mealy
Auditioner 7
Auditioner 7
Dieffyd Gilman-Frederick
Auditioner 8
Auditioner 8
Tara Eng
Auditioner 9
Auditioner 9
Jay Frank
Toby Klein
Toby Klein
Conan Doherty
Diner Waitress
Diner Waitress
Stacey Siegel
Football Player 1
Football Player 1
Nicolas Sirianni
Football Player 2
Football Player 2
Jacob Adams
Football Player 3
Football Player 3
Chris Marth
Football Player 4
Football Player 4
Brent Archie
Football Player 5
Football Player 5
Kevin Calaba
Football Player 6
Football Player 6
Keith Swift
Billy Faraday
Billy Faraday
John Boyer
Secretary
Secretary
Linda Williams Janke
Superintendent
Superintendent
David Clegg
City Official
City Official
Don Burns
Adult Stadler
Adult Stadler
Dennis Biasi
1st Chair Cellist
1st Chair Cellist
Alexander Emmert
Graduate (uncredited)
Graduate (uncredited)
Cazzey Louis Cereghino
Auditorium extra (uncredited)
Auditorium extra (uncredited)
Michael R. Ferraro
Woman in audience (uncredited)
Woman in audience (uncredited)
Elizabeth Fournier
Stadler (uncredited)
Stadler (uncredited)
Balthazar Getty
Pedestrian / concert audience member (uncredited)
Pedestrian / concert audience member (uncredited)
Roger Petan
Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited)
Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited)
Forest Whitaker

Reviews

  • Wuchak

    ***Taking a bypass from your dreams and finding your true calling*** A composer (Richard Dreyfuss) puts his lofty ambitions on hold to become a high school music teacher in Portland, Oregon, from 1965-1995. Glenne Headly plays his wife, Jay Thomas the coach, Olympia Dukakis the principal and William H. Macy the irritating vice principal. "Mr. Holland’s Opus" (1995) is a good school-oriented drama that’s episodic in nature since it spans 30 years. The first 40 minutes were decent, but I was wondering if the film would be able to absorb me into its story, especially considering its considerable length. It did, particularly the episodes concerning Terrence Howard (playing Louis Russ) and angelic Jean Louisa Kelly (Rowena). The movie’s kind of a meshing of “Dead Poets Society” (1989) crossed with “Forrest Gump” (1994), although not great like either of those flicks. But it’s a solid drama. A 19 year-old Alicia Witt is on hand as one of the students in the first act. The film runs 2 hours, 23 minutes and was shot in Portland, Oregon, and nearby Marylhurst. GRADE: B