Born on October 29th, 1947
From Brooklyn, New York
When John Hinckley Jr. shoots President Ronald Reagan (Richard Crenna), it triggers both medical and political dramas. In the OR, two young doctors summon all of their skills to save the president's life. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Alexander Haig (Richard Dreyfuss) mistakenly believes he is third in line to the presidency and, in the absence of the vice president, eerily declares that he is now the head of the United States, leading to a confusion that could alert the course of world events.
Composer Glenn Holland (Richard Dreyfuss) believes that he'll eventually write a transcendent piece of music, but in the meantime he's taken a job at an Oregon high school. Though at first the job frustrates him, and his unconventional methods often draw the ire of the straight-laced vice principal (W.H. Macy), Mr. Holland grows to love his students as the "temporary" position stretches into a decades-long career -- and in the end, they reveal just how much they love him back.