May 10, 1996 – In UK cinemas: Mr Holland’s Opus and Executive Decision

“Of All The Lives He Changed, The One That Changed The Most Was His Own.”

Mr_Holland's_Opus-1996Mr. Holland’s Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, and Michael Nolin, and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss in the title role of Glenn Holland, a high-school music teacher who aspires to write his own composition. The cast also includes Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy, and Jay Thomas.

The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. Richard Dreyfuss also received nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.Cinema-UK-05-10-1996a

The film features an orchestral score by Michael Kamen and many pieces of classical
music. Kamen also wrote An American Symphony (“Mr. Holland’s Opus”), the work on which Mr. Holland is shown working throughout the movie. Kamen’s arrangement won the 1997 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement. [Wikipedia]

Mr Holland’s Opus became the catalyst for the creation of a namesake non-profit that has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids by giving them the opportunity to learn and play music in school – and keep music education strong and available to kids without the means and access to play. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation was inspired by the acclaimed motion picture. Michael Kamen, started the foundation in 1996 as his commitment to the future of music education. [www.mhopus.org]

Watch the trailer on the MyCenterMovie YouTube Channel.

“Five miles above the earth, an elite team of six men must make an air to air transfer, in order to save 400 lives on board a 747… and 40 million below.”

Executive_Decision-1996Executive Decision is an American thriller action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut, and stars Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo. [Wikipedia]

When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation. [IMDB]

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Watch the trailer on the Warner Bros YouTube Channel.

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