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  • The Competition (1980)
  • PG
    123 min | Drama, Romance, Music
The Competition (1980)
PG
123 min | Drama, Romance, Music

Paul Dietrich, at almost 30 years old, is a fading piano prodigy. Heidi Schoonover is a talented young pianist with a promising future. When Paul hears of an upcoming competition that could make his career, he dedicates himself to winning.
Director
Writers
Joel Oliansky (screenplay) (story) | William Sackheim (story)
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
Editor
David E. Blewitt (as David Blewitt)
Casting Director
Production Designer
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Release date
Dec 3, 1980 (United States)

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58 cast members
Name Known for
Richard Dreyfuss
Paul Dietrich Paul Dietrich   See fewer
Amy Irving
Heidi Joan Schoonover Heidi Joan Schoonover   See fewer
Lee Remick
Greta Vandemann Greta Vandemann   See fewer
Sam Wanamaker
Andrew Erskine Andrew Erskine   See fewer
Joseph Cali
Jerry DiSalvo Jerry DiSalvo   See fewer
Ty Henderson
Michael Humphries Michael Humphries   See fewer
Vicki Kriegler
Tatjana Baronova Tatjana Baronova   See fewer
Adam Stern
Mark Landau Mark Landau   See fewer
Philip Sterling
Mr. Dietrich Mr. Dietrich   See fewer
Gloria Stroock
Mrs. Dietrich Mrs. Dietrich   See fewer
Bea Silvern
Madame Gorshev Madame Gorshev   See fewer
James Sikking
Brudenell (as James B. Sikking) Brudenell (as James B. Sikking)   See fewer
Delia Salvi
Mrs. DiSalvo Mrs. DiSalvo   See fewer
Jimmy Sturtevant
Vinnie DiSalvo Vinnie DiSalvo   See fewer
Kathy Talbot
Denise DiSalvo Denise DiSalvo   See fewer
Stephen Corvin
KGB Agent KGB Agent   See fewer
Jan Ivan Dorin
KGB Agent KGB Agent   See fewer
Priscilla Pointer
Mrs. Donellan Mrs. Donellan   See fewer
Rachel Bard
Judge Andruss Judge Andruss   See fewer
Laurie Main
Judge Wyeth Judge Wyeth   See fewer
Corinne Kason
Judge Rankin Judge Rankin   See fewer
Ronald F. Hoiseck
Judge Pyck (as Ronald Hoiseck) Judge Pyck (as Ronald Hoiseck)   See fewer
Ross Evans
Judge Heimling Judge Heimling   See fewer
Allan Gruener
Judge Douzenko Judge Douzenko   See fewer
John Clavin
Judge Weatherall Judge Weatherall   See fewer
Bill Conklin
Fellow Passenger Fellow Passenger   See fewer
Lynn Arden
Consulate Receptionist Consulate Receptionist   See fewer
Koki Iwamoto
Watanabe Watanabe   See fewer
Kurt Stefl
Theobald Theobald   See fewer
Robert Vega
Contreras Contreras   See fewer
John Mezz
Steinmetz Steinmetz   See fewer
Sam Ratcliffe
Delisle Delisle   See fewer
Rhio H. Blair
Karnow (as Rhio Blair) Karnow (as Rhio Blair)   See fewer
Rex Benson
Brownell Brownell   See fewer
Jack Denbo
Master of Ceremonies Master of Ceremonies   See fewer
François Gondoin
French Sailor French Sailor   See fewer
Jean-Claude Personnat
French Sailor French Sailor   See fewer
Alain Rocaboy
French Sailor French Sailor   See fewer
Ben Hammer
Nichols Nichols   See fewer
Eric Barnes
Consulate Aide Consulate Aide   See fewer
Mark Anger
Consulate Aide Consulate Aide   See fewer
Nick Outin
Consulate Aide Consulate Aide   See fewer
Joe Bellan
Consulate Servant Consulate Servant   See fewer
Carl Arena
Capitano Capitano   See fewer
Marti Cate
Columbine Columbine   See fewer
Robert Dawson
Recorder Player Recorder Player   See fewer
Anne Hodgkinson
Recorder Player Recorder Player   See fewer
Peter Hallifax
Lute Player Lute Player   See fewer
Drew Letchworth
Punchinello (as Andrew Letchworth) Punchinello (as Andrew Letchworth)   See fewer
Jeanne Lauren
Cymbal / Drummer Cymbal / Drummer   See fewer
Patrick Martin
Harlequin Harlequin   See fewer
Richard Dupell
Sign Carrier Sign Carrier   See fewer
Leslie Allen
Desk Clerk Desk Clerk   See fewer
Ann Cooper
Reporter 1 Reporter 1   See fewer
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