Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

PG   |    |  Drama, Music

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Poster

A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.




  • Richard Dreyfuss in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
  • Olympia Dukakis in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
  • Stephen Herek in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
  • Jay Thomas in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
  • Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Herek in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
  • Richard Dreyfuss and Joseph Anderson in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

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6 May 1999 | Tito-8
| Excellent film, with even better music
Richard Dreyfuss is outstanding (as is the whole cast) in this thoroughly enjoyable film. I really liked it the first time, but with repeated viewings, I'd say that this film got even better. It's a little predictable, but so what? For me, it was impossible not to care about these characters, and the ending was the perfect heartwarming note to go out on. It was rather funny as well, but my favourite thing about this movie was the music. It seems only fitting, considering the importance of music to this film, that it would have a great number of songs, but I was astonished by how much I LOVED the music in this movie. All-in-all, this was a completely satisfying film, and I would call it a must-see.

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Release Date:

19 January 1996


English, American Sign Language

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Oregon, USA

Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,466 1 January 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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