Mr. Holland's Opus

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

Of All the Lives He Changed, the One That Changed the Most Was His Own.

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 1995-12-29
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 394 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 23min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hollywood Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Stephen Herek
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From 394 Ratings


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.

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  • Richard Dreyfuss

    as Glenn Holland
  • Glenne Headly

    as Iris Holland
  • Jay Thomas

    as Bill Meister
  • Olympia Dukakis

    as Principal Jacobs
  • William H. Macy

    as Vice Principal Gene Wolters
  • Alicia Witt

    as Gertrude Lang
  • Terrence Howard

    as Louis Russ
  • Damon Whitaker

    as Bobby Todd
  • Jean Louisa Kelly

    as Rowena Morgan
  • Alexandra Boyd

    as Sarah Olmstead
  • Nicholas John Renner

    as Cole at 6 Years Old
  • Joseph Anderson

    as Cole at 15 Years Old
  • Anthony Natale

    as Cole at 28 Years Old
  • Joanna Gleason

    as Adult Gertrude
  • Beth Maitland

    as Deaf School Principal
  • Patrick Fong

    as Study Hall Student
  • Benjamin J. Dixon

    as Mr. Mims
  • Kathryn Arnett

    as Ms. Swedlin
  • Freeman O. Corbin

    as Mr. Sullivan
  • Moira Feeney

    as Ms. Godfrey
  • Joshua Minnick

    as Mr. Shapiro
  • Ashley Hamrick

    as Miss Reeves
  • Janine Shouse

    as Miss Schumaker
  • Spencer Riviera

    as Mr. Hosta
  • Dan Vhay

    as Mr. Malone
  • Sean Bevington

    as Mr. McMartin
  • John Henry Redwood

    as Mr. Russ
  • Ted Roisum

    as Dr. Sorenson
  • Mark Daniels

    as Ralph
  • Kaili Carlton

    as Ms. Wayne
  • Adam Fitzhugh

    as Mr. McKenzie
  • Eric Michael Cole

    as Boy 2
  • Joe Campbell

    as Boy 3
  • Tomiko Peirano

    as Girl 2
  • Kasey Nelson

    as Girl 3
  • Zoe McLellan

    as Girl 4
  • Kelly M. Casey

    as Deaf School Teacher
  • Michael Mendelson

    as Chaplain
  • Alex Dudgeon

    as Auditioner 1
  • Rachel Wooley

    as Auditioner 2
  • Jordan Carlton

    as Auditioner 3
  • Aurora Miller

    as Auditioner 4
  • Paul Bernard

    as Auditioner 5
  • Mary Kay O'Mealy

    as Auditioner 6
  • Dieffyd Gilman-Frederick

    as Auditioner 7
  • Tara Eng

    as Auditioner 8
  • Jay Frank

    as Auditioner 9
  • Conan Doherty

    as Toby Klein
  • Stacey Siegel

    as Diner Waitress
  • Nicolas Sirianni

    as Football Player 1
  • Jacob Adams

    as Football Player 2
  • Chris Marth

    as Football Player 3
  • Brent Archie

    as Football Player 4
  • Kevin Calaba

    as Football Player 5
  • Keith Swift

    as Football Player 6
  • John Boyer

    as Billy Faraday
  • Linda Williams Janke

    as Secretary
  • David Clegg

    as Superintendent
  • Don Burns

    as City Official
  • Dennis Biasi

    as Adult Stadler
  • Alexander Emmert

    as 1st Chair Cellist
  • Cazzey Louis Cereghino

    as Graduate (uncredited)
  • Michael R. Ferraro

    as Auditorium extra (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Fournier

    as Woman in audience (uncredited)
  • Balthazar Getty

    as Stadler (uncredited)
  • Forest Whitaker

    as Bobby Tidd - Adult (uncredited)
Production Robert W. Cort Producer
Directing Stephen Herek Director
Camera Oliver Wood Director of Photography
Production Michael Nolin Producer
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Production Ted Field Producer
Art David Nichols Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Gerald Quist Makeup Artist
Camera David Luckenbach Steadicam Operator
Sound Tim Chau Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Steve Boyum Stunt Coordinator
Production Sharon Bialy Casting
Camera William D. Barber Camera Operator
Production William Teitler Unit Production Manager
Production Scott Kroopf Executive Producer
Sound Sharon Boyle Music Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costume Design
Art Jan K. Bergstrom Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Werner Sherer Key Hair Stylist
Production William Teitler Co-Producer
Production Valerie Mickaelian Kucera Production Coordinator
Sound Richard C. Franklin Supervising Sound Editor
Production Jeffrey Downer Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Mary L. Pyanowski Hairstylist
Directing Adrienne Hamalian-Mangine Script Supervisor
Editing Trudy Ship Editor
Camera Gemma La Mana Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Susan V. Kalinowski Hairstylist
Production Judith James Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Ken Chase Makeup Artist
Production Patrick Sheane Duncan Executive Producer
Art Dina Lipton Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Martin 'Vinnie' Hagood Makeup Artist
Sound Donald J. Malouf Sound Editor
Art Alan Locke Set Designer
Sound Christopher Brooks Supervising Music Editor
Sound Chris Jargo ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Linda Henrikson Costume Supervisor
Crew Bruce McDonald Choreographer
Sound Nils C. Jensen Sound Editor
Camera Nick Papanickolas Dolly Grip
Production Joanna Guzzetta Location Manager
Sound David Kern Sound Editor
Lighting James B. Crawford Chief Lighting Technician
Lighting Michael Laws Best Boy Electric
Editing Tara Timpone First Assistant Editor
Art Brian Markey Construction Coordinator
Sound Albert Gasser Sound Editor
Directing Jeffrey Wetzel First Assistant Director
Camera Gene Kearney Dolly Grip
Crew Bob Riggs Special Effects Coordinator
Sound Thomas Whiting Supervising ADR Editor
Art Alan Manzer Set Designer
Art Greg McMickle Property Master
Sound Earl Sampson Boom Operator
Camera Bob Munoz Key Grip
Crew Stephen McLaughlin Score Engineer
Sound Stephen McLaughlin Scoring Mixer
Writing Patrick Sheane Duncan Writer