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The Competition (1980)

PG
123 min | Drama, Romance, Music

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 ...See moreThe 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? Written by Reid Gagle See less
Writers
Joel Oliansky (screenplay) (story) | William Sackheim (story)
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Editor
David E. Blewitt (as David Blewitt)
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Release date
Dec 3, 1980 (United States)

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58 cast members
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Richard Dreyfuss
Paul Dietrich Paul Dietrich   See fewer
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Amy Irving
Heidi Joan Schoonover Heidi Joan Schoonover   See fewer
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Lee Remick
Greta Vandemann Greta Vandemann   See fewer
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Sam Wanamaker
Andrew Erskine Andrew Erskine   See fewer
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Joseph Cali
Jerry DiSalvo Jerry DiSalvo   See fewer
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Ty Henderson
Michael Humphries Michael Humphries   See fewer
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Vicki Kriegler
Tatjana Baronova Tatjana Baronova   See fewer
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Adam Stern
Mark Landau Mark Landau   See fewer
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Philip Sterling
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James Sikking
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Delia Salvi
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Jimmy Sturtevant
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Kathy Talbot
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Stephen Corvin
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Jan Ivan Dorin
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Priscilla Pointer
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Rachel Bard
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Ross Evans
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Allan Gruener
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Lynn Arden
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Koki Iwamoto
Watanabe Watanabe   See fewer
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Kurt Stefl
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Robert Vega
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John Mezz
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6.6 / 10 | 1,703 votes