Glenn Holland is a musician and composer who takes a teaching job to pay the rent while, in his 'spare time', he can strive to achieve his true goal - compose one memorable piece of music to leave his mark on the world. As Holland discovers 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.Written by
Every person in the film that portrayed a deaf person is deaf in real life. See more »
One scene has the snow melting on the grass. The grass was brown. Portland grass is green during fall winter and spring and only brown during the summer dry months. They either painted the grass brown to look like areas where the grass is brown in the winter or the scene was in taken in the summer. See more »
[Mr Holland can't get the band to march properly]
Left, right, left, right, left...
[Blowing his whistle]
STOP! Take a knee!
[the football players start laughing]
All right, START RUNNIN'! Hats ON! And don't stop until ya hear this whistle!
[Starts walking with Glenn]
Glenn... I take it you were never in the Army.
Well, that's a stupid question!
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Saturday Night Fever (1977) scene courtesy of Paramount Pictures See more »
What a wonderful movie. I just watched it and am in awe of Richard Dreyfuss' amazing acting. Only being 15 but an avid music lover myself, I sat there wishing I had a teacher like Mr. Holland that inspired me like so many of the students in the movie, that made learning fun by connecting with the students, by doing everything Mr. Holland did. The stories of the students were real and believable. I connected with the girl that played the clarinet, Gertrude Lang, because sometimes I even feel that I'm never good at anything.
Every person of every age can appreciate and love this movie. At the end, when Mr. Holland's goodbye party was discovered in the gym and he took the stage, I was crying.
What a wonderful movie. History-wise, music-wise, and story-wise.
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