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Synopsis:
Paul Dietrich (Richard Dreyfuss) is an extremely gifted but disillusioned classical pianist running out of time to prove himself. 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. 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. Doing so could cost him his job waiting for him in Chicago; nevertheless, he wants to try his luck for the last time before passing the age limit to compete.
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. He advances to the final round of six, which includes a brash New Yorker named Jerry DiSalvo (Joseph Cali), who only knows how to play one concerto, Michael Humphries (Ty Henderson), who rehearses in the nude, Canadian pianist, Mark Landau (Adam Stern), who is note-perfect but emotionally moribund, and a meek Russian girl, Tatjana Baronova (Vicki Kriegler), whose teacher disrupts the competition by defecting to the United States....
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Joel Oliansky
Others:
Lalo Schifrin, David Blewitt, Wilbur Jennings
Genres:
Drama, Romance
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Release Date:
01/01/2003
Run Time:
123 minutes

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