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Mr. Holland's Opus

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Original title
Mr. Holland's Opus
Running time
142 min.
United States United States
Patrick Sheane Duncan
Michael Kamen
Oliver Wood
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Polygram Filmed Entertainment / Interscope Communications / The Charlie Mopic Company
Drama | Education. Impaired Hearing. 1970s. Schools & University
Synopsis / Plot
Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As Holland discovers 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.
1995: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Richard Dreyfuss)
1995: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Actor (Richard Dreyfuss) and Best Screenplay
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