In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.
- Year: 1995
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama, Music, Family
- Studio: Hollywood Pictures, Interscope Communications, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, The Charlie Mopic Company
- Keyword: high school, husband wife relationship, composer, music teacher, mentor, deaf-mute, portland, oregon, apprentice, marching band, teacher student relationship, high school teacher, disabled, teaching, sign languages, father son relationship
- Director: Stephen Herek
- Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, Alicia Witt