The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete, but newcomer Heidi may be a better pianist. Can romance be far away? Will she take a dive despite the pressure to win from her teacher, Greta, or will she condemn Paul to obscurity? Written by
If you're really in love... nothing's going to stand in your way.
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Some movie posters for this film featured a text preamble that read: "He has been working for this moment his entire life. This is his last chance. For her, this could be the beginning. And it would be the perfect love story if it weren't for...THE COMPETITION. They broke the cardinal rule of the competition...they fell in love". See more
When Heidi and Paul are playing piano together (looking at vs. reading the sheet music), they're obviously not playing the same measure, as he's looking at the left page and she's looking at the right page. It's right before Heidi laughs and points out something, to Paul, about the way it was played before by a certain musician. It revealed the fact that the actors were not real musicians, knowing how to read music. See more
[Lighting a cigarette
Ludwig Von Beethoven taught Carl Czerny, who taught Leschetizky, who taught Schnabel, who taught Renaldi, who taught me. And now the sixth pianist in a direct line from Beethoven is standing here staring at me in her Jordan Marsh mix-and-match.
Heidi Joan Schoonover
You shouldn't smoke.
Love Theme - The Competition (People Alone)
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Sung by Randy Crawford
Produced & Arranged by Ed Freeman
Courtesy of MCA Records See more