Mr Holland's Opus Broadcast News Pushing Tin

  |  Buy to Own: 05/03/2007
  |  382 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple bill of popular drama movies. In 'Mr Holland's Opus' (1995), Richard Dreyfuss stars as a 1960s musician and composer who uses jazz and rock'n'roll to inspire his music students. The film traces his career up to the modern day, and his aspiration to write a truly memorable piece of music, while also following his attempts to support his family and raise his deaf son. In 'Broadcast News' (1987), top TV newsman Aaron (Albert Brooks) is hopelessly smitten with his producer, Jane (Holly Hunter), but when handsome smoothie Tom (William Hurt) joins the team, he wins the affections of both Jane and the station executives. Soon the newsroom becomes a battleground as Aaron fights for his job and his girl. In 'Pushing Tin' (1999), Nick Falzone (John Cusack) is the best air-traffic controller in the business. He is therefore rattled by the arrival of a laid-back and supercool rival, in the form of Russell Bell (Billy Bob Thornton). As the rivalry between the two increases, they find themselves acting out ever more dangerous stunts, much to the outrage of the authorities.