Mr. Holland's Opus
Mr. Holland's Opus
Directed By Stephen Herek
Written By Patrick Sheane Duncan
Cast Richard Dreyfuss, Alicia Witt, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas
Produced By Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, Michael Nolin, Patrick Sheane Duncan
Film Editing By Trudy Ship
Cinematography By Oliver Wood
Music By Michael Kamen

Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment


United States



Release Date

December 29, 1995, January 19, 1996


143 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

Buena Vista Pictures, MGM

Gross $106,269,971



  • Richard Dreyfuss as Glenn Holland
  • Glenne Headly as Iris Holland
  • Jay Thomas as Bill Meister
  • Olympia Dukakis as Helen Jacobs
  • William H. Macy as Gene Wolters
  • Alicia Witt as Gertrude Lang
  • Joanna Gleason as Governor Gertrude Lang
  • Terrence Howard as Louis Russ
  • Damon Whitaker as Bobby Tidd
  • Jean Louisa Kelly as Rowena Morgan
  • Alexandra Boyd as Sarah Olmstead
  • Nicholas John Renner as Coltrane "Cole" Holland (age 6)
  • Joseph Anderson as Coltrane "Cole" Holland (age 15)
  • Anthony Natale as Coltrane "Cole" Holland (age 28)
  • Beth Maitland as Deaf School Principal
  • Balthazar Getty as Stadler



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