The Competition

1980, Romance, 2h 6m

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Paul Dietrich (Richard Dreyfuss), at almost 30 years old, is a fading piano prodigy. Heidi Schoonover (Amy Irving) 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. Heidi and Paul meet one day during practice and, though she is immediately drawn to him, Paul thinks romance will just be a distraction. Heidi's teacher, Greta (Lee Remick), is also wary of Heidi's newfound attraction.

Cast & Crew

Richard Dreyfuss
Paul Dietrich
Amy Irving
Heidi Joan Schoonover
Lee Remick
Greta Vandemann
Sam Wanamaker
Andrew Erskine
Joseph Cali
Jerry DiSalvo
Ty Henderson
Michael Humphries
Vickie Kriegler
Tatjana Baronova
Adam Stern
Mark Landau
Bea Silvern
Madame Gorshev
Philip Sterling
Mr. Dietrich
Gloria Stroock
Mrs. Dietrich
Joel Oliansky
Screenwriter
Howard Pine
Executive Producer
Richard H. Kline
Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin
Original Music
Dale Hennesy
Production Design
James W. Payne
Set Decoration
Ruth Myers
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