The Competition (1979)

Competition
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 2hr 6mins.
Genres Romance
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Richard Dreyfuss Actor Paul Dietrich 1 1000001
Amy Irving Actor Heidi Joan Schoonover 1 1000002
Lee Remick Actor Greta Vandemann 1 1000003
Sam Wanamaker Actor Andrew Erskine 1 1000004
Joseph Cali Actor Jerry DiSalvo 1 1000005
Ty Henderson Actor Michael Humphries 1 1000006
Vickie Kriegler Actor Tatiana Baronov 1 1000007
Adam Stern Actor Mark Landau 1 1000008
Bea Silvern Actor Madame Gorshev 1 1000009
Philip Sterling Actor Mr Dietrich 1 1000010
Gloria Stroock Actor Mrs Dietrich 1 1000011
Delia Salvi Actor Mrs DeSalvo 1 1000012
Priscilla Pointer Actor Mrs Donellan 1 1000013
James Sikking Actor Brudenell 1 1000014
Elaine Welton-Hill Actor Mitzi 1 1000015
Jimmy Sturtevant Actor Vinnie DiSalvo 1 1000016
Kathy Talbot Actor Denise DiSalvo 1 1000017
Stephen Corvin Actor KGB Agent 1 1000018
Jan Dorin Actor KGB Agent 1 1000019
Rachel Bard Actor Judge Andruss 1 1000020
Laurie Mann Actor Judge Wyeth 1 1000021
Corinne Kason Actor Judge Rankin 1 1000022
Ronald Hoiseck Actor Judge Pyck 1 1000023
Ross Evans Actor Judge Heimling 1 1000024
Allan Gruener Actor Judge Douzenko 1 1000025
John Clavin Actor Judge Weatherall 1 1000026
Bill Conklin Actor Fellow Passenger 1 1000027
Lynn Arden Actor Consulate Receptionist 1 1000028
Kurt Stefl Actor Theobald 1 1000030
Robert Vega Actor Contreras 1 1000031
John Mezz Actor Steinmetz 1 1000032
Sam Ratcliffe Actor Delisle 1 1000033
Rhio Blair Actor Karnow 1 1000034
Rex Benson Actor Brownell 1 1000035
Jack Denbo Actor Emcee 1 1000036
Howard Osias Actor Gary 1 1000037
Francois Gondoin Actor French Sailor 1 1000038
Jean-Claude Personnat Actor French Sailor 1 1000039
Alain Rocaboy Actor French Sailor 1 1000040
Ben Hammer Actor Nichols 1 1000041
Sterling Swanson Actor Rudko 1 1000042
Fielding Greaves Actor Doctor 1 1000043
Eric Barnes Actor Consulate Aide 1 1000044
Mark Anger Actor Consulate Aide 1 1000045
Nick Outin Actor Consulate Aide 1 1000046
Joe Bellan Actor Consulate Servant 1 1000047
Carl Arena Actor Capitano 1 1000048
Marti Cate Actor Columbine 1 1000049
Robert Dawson Actor Recorder Player 1 1000050
Anne Hodgkinson Actor Recorder Player 1 1000051
Peter Halifax Actor Lute Player 1 1000052
Andrew Letchworth Actor Punchinello 1 1000053
Jeanne Lauren Actor Cymbal/Drummer 1 1000054
Patrick Martin Actor Harlequin 1 1000055
Richard Dupell Actor Sign Carrier 1 1000056
Leslie Allen Actor Desk Clerk 1 1000057
Ann Cooper Actor Reporter 1 1000058
Joel Oliansky Director n/a 2 2000001
William Sackheim Producer n/a 3 3000001
Howard Pine Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Joel Oliansky Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Joel Oliansky From Story n/a 120870 4000002
William Sackheim From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Howard Pine Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Jon Andersen Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Paul Magwood Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jonathan Zimmerman Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Buck Edwards Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Andree Juviler Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Bridget Murphy Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Richard Kline Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Albert Bettcher Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
David Blewitt Editor n/a 172 7000001
James Seidelman Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Nancy Weizer Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Lalo Schifrin Music music director 120781 8000001
Lalo Schifrin Music n/a 120781 8000002
Alberto Ginastera Music music extract("Sonata For Piano") 120781 8000003
Johannes Brahms Music music extract("Piano Concerto No 1") 120781 8000004
Frederic Chopin Music ("Piano Concerto in E Minor") 120781 8000005
Serge Prokofiev Music ("Piano Concerto No 3") 120781 8000006
Ludwig Beethoven Music ("Piano Concerto No 5") 120781 8000007
Jean Shaw Music music consultant 120781 8000008
Leo Arnaud Music Conductor conducting coach 120818 8000009
Eduardo Delgado Performer ("Sonata For Piano") 120819 8000011
Ralph Grierson Performer ("Piano Concerto No 1") 120819 8000012
Lincoln Mayorga Performer ("Piano Concerto in E Minor") 120819 8000013
Daniel Pollack Performer ("Piano Concerto No 3") 120819 8000014
Chester Swiatkowski Performer ("Piano Concerto No 5") 120819 8000015
Lalo Schifrin Song ("People Alone") 120859 8000016
Will Jennings Song ("People Alone") 120859 8000017
Randy Crawford Song Performer ("People Alone") 120788 8000018
Dale Hennesy Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
James Payne Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Dianne Wager Set Designer n/a 202 9000003
Jennifer Shull Casting n/a 179 10000001
Jean Shaw Technical Advisor piano instructor 537 12000001
Ruth Myers Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
George Little Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Richard Little Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Betsy Heimann Costumes n/a 120828 13000004
Elizabeth Pine Costumes n/a 120828 13000005
Carolyn Ferguson Hair hairstyles 120794 13000006
Leonard Drake Hair hairstyles 120794 13000007
Leo Lotito Makeup n/a 353 13000008
Jack Freeman Makeup n/a 353 13000009
John Speak Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000001
Les Fresholtz Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Tex Rudloff Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Aaron Rochin Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Jeff Bushelman Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000005
Pat Somerset Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000006
Robert Sordal Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Debra Davis Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Sam Gordon Props n/a 120817 24000001
Kathryn Waters Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Laurie Cooke Production Assistant n/a 275 25000002
Synopsis
Paul Dietrich was a piano prodigy, but now past thirty, he is bitter about never having won an international competition. Urged by his parents, Paul decides to enter just one more, and turn to teaching if he does not win. Paul competes in this last chance with all his energy. While preparing for the contest, he meets Heidi, an entrant with natural talent, but none of Paul's drive. 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. Heidi's possessive music teacher sees her new relationship with Paul as a threat to her student's chances of winning.