Mr. Holland's Opus

Mr. Holland's Opus1995

Director: Oliver Wood, Stephen Herek
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy
Genre: Drama, Music
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 143 minutes

An earnest and at times overblown story of a music teacher's impact on those around him, Mr. Holland's Opus is at times a genuinely touching drama in the vein of It's a Wonderful Life. Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) play… more »

Glenn Holland:
The doctor said that gestures meant...

Iris Holland:
It's way more than gestures.

Glenn Holland:
That gestures meant that Cole would never learn how to lip read or to talk!

Iris Holland:
He can barely talk now, he can't say two or three words!

Glenn Holland:
The guy is a specialist, Iris!

Iris Holland:
Ohhh, he's a specialist who thinks that deaf people are retarded and he is not retarded, he is...

Iris Holland:
Cole!

Glenn Holland:
What does he...? Give him what he wants!

Iris Holland:
I don't know what he wants, I don't understand what he's trying to say. Don't you get it? You walk to school every day with all these children who are normal. I can't talk to my son! I don't know what he wants or what he thinks or what he feels. I can't tell him that I love him, I can't tell him who I am. I want to talk to my son! I don't care what it costs, I don't care what the stupid doctor says it's right or wrong. I want to talk to my son!

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