He advances to the final round of six, which includes a brash New Yorker named Jerry DiSalvo, who only knows how to play one concerto, Michael Humphries, who rehearses in the nude, Canadian pianist, Mark Landau, who is note-perfect but emotionally moribund, and a meek Kazakh girl, Tatjana Baronova, whose teacher disrupts the competition by defecting to the United States. Paul Dietrich was a piano prodigy, but now past thirty, he is bitter about never having won an international competition. Dietrich ; Gloria Stroock Mrs. The last thing they need in their lives is to fall in love, but when they do, how will it affect the greatest professional moment of their lives? Dietrich Adam Stern as Mark Landau Gloria Stroock as Mrs. Because he's older than the other piano players, he views the competition as his last chance to become a success in the world of classical music. Taverner Angela Pleasence as The Stranger James Snell as London Doctor Malcolm Stoddard as Alan Marlowe Bernard Taylor as Executive… The cast of The Gamekeeper - 1980 includes: Phil Askham as George Purse Chick Barratt as Henry Ted Beyer as Alf Paul Brian as Butcher Tommy Edwards Mark Elwes as Lord Dronfield Philip Firth as Frank Willoughby Gray as Duke Andrew Grubb as John Lee Hickin as Jack Michael Hinchcliffe as Bob Rita May as Mary Jackie Shinn as Landlord Peter Steels as Ian The cast of The Exterminator - 1980 includes: Dick Boccelli as Gino Pontivini Dennis Boutsikaris as Frankie Christopher Brenner as Chicken Boy Mark Buntzman as Burping Ghoul Arol Buntzman as Plainclothes Cop George Cheung as Vietcong Leader Phil Chong as Vietcong Garrottee Kirk Dangler as U. While preparing for the contest, he meets Heidi, an entrant with natural talent, but none of Paul's drive.
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Standing in their way, however, is Heidi's piano teacher, Greta Vandemann, who tells her student that she must sacrifice everything for the sake of her music. Rather than fold under pressure, Heidi angrily demands to play a different concerto and performs it magnificently. This article needs additional citations for. . At first, Paul tries to avoid getting serious about Heidi. Partway through her performance, Heidi's piano develops a technical problem forcing her to stop.
Production Company, Sony Pictures Releasing. Donellan Sam Ratcliffe as Delisle Lee Remick as Greta Vandemann Alain Rocaboy as French Sailor Delia Salvi as Mrs. However, Paul eventually arrives at the celebration party after the competition, ready to take part in Heidi's victory and to be in her life. That's exactly what Amy Irving's piano coach thinks the dastardly Dreyfuss is trying to do. When Paul hears of an upcoming competition that could make his career, he dedicates himself to winning.
Product Description: Two piano players fall in love while competing for the same prize in an important San Francisco competition. Competitors in a classical piano competition fall in love. One has to do with the competition itself with the idea of artists competing with one another. Heidi's esteemed music teacher, Greta Vandemann, advises her to avoid letting personal matters interfere with her concentration. But Dreyfuss, Irving, and the rest really look as if they're playing, and it took them four months of daily rehearsal to learn to fake it so well.
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Another has to do with relationships between men and women: Will the love affair between Amy and Richard be destroyed if she should win? Seminoles Head Coach Don Criqui as Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer Bud Hebert as Himself - Oklahoma Sooners Free Safety Barry Switzer as Himself - Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Bob Trumpy as Himself - Color Commentator The cast of 1980 Fiesta Bowl - 1980 includes: Frank Case as Himself - Penn St. . Just before the competition, she realizes how much winning means to Paul and wants to drop out. Paul also needs to help his mother and his seriously ill father, but he decides to travel to San Francisco for an international piano competition. One involves a love affair between two of the finalists, and. Another contestant, Heidi Joan Schoonover, is a young American who developed a romantic inclination toward Paul after meeting him at a music festival.
The competition for a financial grant and two years of concert engagements pits the intense and arrogant Paul against a select group of talented artists. Nittany Lions Defensive End Len Dawson as Himself - Color Commentator Mike Haffner as Himself - Sideline Reporter Charlie Jones as Himself - Play-by-Play Announcer Joe Paterno as Himself - Penn St. Khalid Ahmed Osman as Yussef Nadim Sawalha as Dr. Heidi's possessive music teacher sees her new relationship with Paul as a threat to her student's chances of winning. Greta, angry, later chastises Paul, blaming him for hurting Heidi's chances by exploiting her guilt over competing against him.
It has the nerve to tell a story about serious, interesting, complicated people, who are full of surprises, because Joel Oliansky, the writer-director, has thought about them and cared enough about them to let their personalities lead him down unexpected avenues. Paul finds Heidi and says that he loves her, and persuades her to stay in the competition. She falls in love with Paul at first sight, and he is attracted to her but keeps his feeling to himself, staying focused on winning the competition. Richter Michael Mellinger as Hamid Bruce Myers as Dr. He logically knows it is time to give up his attempts to enter piano competitions and instead accept a salaried position as a music teacher. Meanwhile, the other finalists also desperately try to pull off a victory; they include the wealthy Michael Humphries, Russian prodigy Tatiana Baronov, and Jerry DiSalvo, who sees the competition as his way out of a life of poverty in the Bronx. Kadira Ian McDiarmid as Dr.