Amadeus

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Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God's rewards for his piety. He's also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he's shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can't understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.

Director: Milos Forman
Writer: Peter Shaffer (original stage play), Peter Shaffer (original screenplay)
Production: N/A
Year: 1984
MetaScore: 88/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 19 Sep 1984
Awards: Won 8 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 14 nominations.


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Antonio Salieri - F. Murray Abraham
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Tom Hulce
Constanze Mozart - Elizabeth Berridge
Leopold Mozart - Roy Dotrice
Emanuel Schikaneder - Simon Callow
Katerina Cavalieri - Christine Ebersole
Emperor Joseph II - Jeffrey Jones
Count Orsini-Rosenberg - Charles Kay
Michael Schlumberg (2002 Director's Cut) - Kenneth McMillan
Parody Commendatore - Kenny Baker
Papagena (as Lisabeth Bartlett) - Lisbeth Bartlett
Frau Weber - Barbara Bryne
Young Salieri (as Martin Cavani) - Martin Cavina
Count Von Strack - Roderick Cook
Karl Mozart - Milan Demjanenko
Francesco Salieri - Peter DiGesu
Father Vogler - Richard Frank
Kappelmeister Bonno - Patrick Hines
Archbishop Colloredo - Nicholas Kepros
Salieri's Servant - Philip Lenkowsky
Baron Van Swieten - Jonathan Moore
Hospital Attendant - Brian Pettifer
Salieri's Valet - Vincent Schiavelli
Count Arco - Douglas Seale
Young Mozart - Miroslav Sekera
Gertrude Schlumberg (2002 Director's Cut) (as Cassie Stewart) - Cassie Stuart
Conductor - John Strauss
Wig Salesman - Karl-Heinz Teuber
Frau Schlumberg (2002 Director's Cut) - Rita Zohar
Figaro in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Miro Grisa
Countess in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Helena Cihelnikova
Count Almaviva in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Karel Gult
Susanna in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Zuzana Kadlecova
Cherubino in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Magda Celakovska
Barbarina in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Slavena Drasilova
Marcellina in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Eva Senková
Basilio in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Leos Kratochvil
Don Curzio in 'The Marriage of Figaro' - Gino Zeman
Dr. Bartolo in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (as Jarolsav Mikulin) - Janoslav Mikulín
Antonio in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (as Ladislav Kretschmer) - Ladislav Krecmer
Don Giovanni in 'Don Giovanni' - Karel Fiala
Commendatore in 'Don Giovanni' - Jan Blazek
Leporello in 'Don Giovanni' - Zdenek Jelen
Queen of the Night in 'The Magic Flute' - Milada Cechalova
Dancer - John Carrafa
Dancer - Sara Clifford
Dancer - Anne Glasner
Dancer - Barbara Hoom
Dancer - Mary Kellogg
Dancer - Jennifer Rawe
Dancer (as Thomas Rawe) - Tom Rawe
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Hana Brejchova) - Hana Brejchová
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Miriam Chytilova) - Miriam Chytilová
Czechoslovakian Actor - Karel Effa
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Radka Fiedlerova) - Radka Fiedlerová
Czechoslovakian Actor - Rene Gabzdyl
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Karel Habl) - Karel Hábl
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Atka Janouskova) - Atka Janousková
Czechoslovakian Actor - Marta Jarolimkova
Czechoslovakian Actor - Gabriela Krckova
Czechoslovakian Actor - Vladimir Krousky
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Jiri Krtinar) - Jirí Krytinár
Czechoslovakian Actor - Radka Kucharova
Czechoslovakian Actor - Jan Kuzelka
Czechoslovakian Actor - Jirí Lír
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Lenka Loubalova) - Lenka Loubalová
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Dagmar Maskov) - Dagmar Maskova
Czechoslovakian Actor - Ladislav Mikes
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Jitka Molavcova) - Jitka Molavcová
Czechoslovakian Actor - Jana Musilová
Czechoslovakian Actor - Vojtech Nalezenec
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Pavel Novy) - Pavel Nový
Czechoslovakian Actor - Jiri Opsatko
Czechoslovakian Actor - Jan Pohan
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Tereza Pokorna) - Therese Herz
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Ivan Pokorny) - Ivan Pokorný
Czechoslovakian Actor - Milan Riehs
Czechoslovakian Actor - Iva Sebkova
Czechoslovakian Actor - Zdenek Sklenar
Czechoslovakian Actor - Renata Vackova
Czechoslovakian Actor - Jiri Vancura
Czechoslovakian Actor (as Dana Vavrova) - Dana Vávrová
Czechoslovakian Actor - Petra Vogelova
Czechoslovakian Actor - Josef Zeman
Queen of the Night in 'The Magic Flute' (singing voice) - June Anderson
Susanna in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Isobel Buchanan
Salieri's Student - Michele Esposito
Papagena in 'The Magic Flute' (singing voice) - Gillian Fisher
Cherubino in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Anne Howells
Papageno in 'The Magic Flute' (singing voice) - Brian Kay
Don Curzio in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Robin Leggate
Countess in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Felicity Lott
Cardinal - Zdenek Mahler
Cavalieri in 'Axur' / Constanza in 'Abduction from the Seraglio' (singing voice) - Suzanne Murphy
Basilio in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Alexander Oliver
Marcellina in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Patricia Payne
Figaro in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Samuel Ramey
Barbarina in 'The Marriage of Figaro' (singing voice) - Deborah Rees
Count Almaviva in 'The Marriage of Figaro' / Don Giovanni in 'Don Giovanni' (singing voice) - Richard Stilwell
Pope Clement - Vladimír Svitácek
Dr. Bartolo in 'The Marriage of Figaro' / Commendatore in 'Don Giovanni' (singing voice) - John Tomlinson
Antonio in 'The Marriage of Figaro' / Leporello in 'Don Giovanni' (singing voice) - Willard White