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Amadeus (1984)

R 160 min - Drama, History, Music - 26 October 1984
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Nominated for eleven Academy Awards and winner of eight, including Best Picture, Director and Actor, this lavish story, based upon a Viennese urban legend and hit Broadway play, recounts the downfall of 18th-century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as orchestrated by his nemesis, the less talented but politically favored Antonin Salieri. Starring Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham ("Thirteen Ghosts," "Finding Forrester"), Academy Award-nominee Tom Hulce ("Frankenstein," "Fearless"), Simon Callow ("Notting Hill," "Shakespeare in Love"), Golden Globe-nominated Jeffrey Jones ("Sleepy Hollow," "The Devil's Advocate") and Elizabeth Berridge (TV's "The John Larroquette Show"). Directed by Oscar-winner Milos Forman ("Man on the Moon," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest").

Director:  Miloš Forman
Stars:  F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Barbara Bryne, Cynthia Nixon, Douglas Seale, Charles Kay, Kenny Baker, Martin Cavina, Roderick Cook, Milan Demjanenko, Peter DiGesu, Patrick Hines, Nicholas Kepros, Philip Lenkowsky, Lisbeth Bartlett, Richard Frank, Herman Meckler, Jonathan Moore, Brian Pettifer, Vincent Schiavelli, John Strauss, Karl-Heinz Teuber, Miro Grisa, Karel Gult, Ladislav Krečmer, Karel Fiala, John Carrafa, Hana Brejchová, Miriam Chytilová, Karel Effa, René Gabzdyl, Karel Hábl, Jiří Krytinář, Jan Kuželka, Jiří Lír, Jitka Molavcová, Pavel Nový, Jan Pohan, Therese Herz, Ivan Pokorný, Milan Riehs, Dana Vávrová, June Anderson, Isobel Buchanan, Anne Howells, Robin Leggate, Felicity Lott, Alexander Oliver, Samuel Ramey, Richard Stilwell, John Tomlinson, Willard White, Michele Esposito, Zdeněk Mahler, Vladimír Svitáček

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Nominated for eleven Academy Awards and winner of eight, including Best Picture, Director and Actor, this lavish story, based upon a Viennese urban legend and hit Broadway play, recounts the downfall of 18th-century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as orchestrated by his nemesis, the less talented but politically favored Antonin Salieri. Starring Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham ("Thirteen Ghosts," "Finding Forrester"), Academy Award-nominee Tom Hulce ("Frankenstein," "Fearless"), Simon Callow ("Notting Hill," "Shakespeare in Love"), Golden Globe-nominated Jeffrey Jones ("Sleepy Hollow," "The Devil's Advocate") and Elizabeth Berridge (TV's "The John Larroquette Show"). Directed by Oscar-winner Milos Forman ("Man on the Moon," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest").



Tagline: ...Everything you've heard is true

Genres: Drama, History, Music

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Language:  English, German, Italian, Latin
Release Date:  26 October 1984

Box Office

Budget:  $18,000,000
Revenue:  $51,973,029

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 40 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE — F. Murray Abraham {“Antonio Salieri”} – WON
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE — Tom Hulce {“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”}
ART DIRECTION — Art Direction: Patrizia Von Brandenstein; Set Decoration: Karel Cerny – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY — Miroslav Ondricek
COSTUME DESIGN — Theodor Pistek – WON
DIRECTING — Milos Forman – WON
FILM EDITING — Nena Danevic, Michael Chandler
MAKEUP — Paul LeBlanc, Dick Smith  – WON
BEST PICTURE — Saul Zaentz, Producer – WON
SOUND — Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Todd Boekelheide, Chris Newman – WON
WRITING (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium) — Peter Shaffer – WON


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