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The Competition (1980)

12/03/1980 (US) DramaRomanceMusic 2h 3m

If you're really in love... nothing's going to stand in your way


The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity?

  1. Joel Oliansky

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. William Sackheim


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Paul Dietrich

  2. Amy Irving

    Amy Irving

    Heidi Joan Schoonover

  3. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Greta Vandemann

  4. Sam Wanamaker

    Sam Wanamaker

    Andrew Erskine

  5. Joseph Cali

    Jerry DiSalvo

  6. Ty Henderson

    Michael Humphries

  7. Vicki Kriegler

    Tatjana Baronova

  8. Bea Silvern

    Bea Silvern

    Madame Gorshev

  9. Philip Sterling

    Philip Sterling

    Mr. Dietrich

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The Competition
The Competition

Status Released

Original Language English

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