Amadeus

Amadeus (1984)

8.3 349,468
R
2h 40min
Biography Drama History

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

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Amadeus (1984)

8.3 349,468
R
2h 40min
Biography Drama History Music

Stars: F. Murray Abraham Tom Hulce Elizabeth Berridge

Writers: Peter Shaffer

Director: Milos Forman

StoryLine

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.

Cast

Writers: Peter Shaffer

Director: Milos Forman

Actors

  • F. Murray Abraham

    F. Murray Abraham

    Antonio Salieri
  • Tom Hulce

    Tom Hulce

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Elizabeth Berridge

    Elizabeth Berridge

    Constanze Mozart
  • Roy Dotrice

    Roy Dotrice

    Leopold Mozart
  • Simon Callow

    Simon Callow

    Emanuel Schikaneder
  • Christine Ebersole

    Christine Ebersole

    Katerina Cavalieri
  • Jeffrey Jones

    Jeffrey Jones

    Emperor Joseph II
  • Charles Kay

    Charles Kay

    Count Orsini-Rosenberg
  • Kenneth McMillan

    Kenneth McMillan

    Michael Schlumberg (2002 Director's Cut)
  • Kenny Baker

    Kenny Baker

    Parody Commendatore
  • Lisbeth Bartlett

    Papagena (as Lisabeth Bartlett)
  • Barbara Bryne

    Frau Weber
  • Martin Cavina

    Young Salieri (as Martin Cavani)
  • Roderick Cook

    Count Von Strack
  • Milan Demjanenko

    Karl Mozart

Details

Genres
Biography Drama History Music
Official Website
Country
USA
Languages
English, Italian, Latin, German
Filming Locations
Tyl Theatre, Plzen, Czech Republic
Also Known As
Amadeus: The Director's Cut
Budget
$18,000,000
Gross
$52,066,791
Sound Mix
70 mm 6-Track
Color
Color
Aspect Ratio
2.39 : 1
Production Company
AMLF
The Saul Zaentz Company
Taglines
The man... The music... The madness... The murder... The motion picture...
Plot Keywords
opera
composer
classical composer
1800s
first person narration