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Mr. Holland’s Opus

Mr. Glen Holland (Richard Dreyfuss), is a young composer who is forced to go find a day job. Reluctantly, he accepts a position as a music teacher in a high school, with hopes to return to full time composing in a few years. Three decades and hundreds of students later, Glen is still waiting for the chance to compose his symphony. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 143
Theater Release: 19 Jan 1996
Video Release: 24 Aug 1999
MPAA Rating: PG
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Mr. Holland’s Opus is rated PG: for mild language.

Director: Stephen Herek
Cast: Richard Dreyfess, Olympia Dukakis
Studio: 1996 Buena Vista Home Entertainment

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