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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played.

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Patrick Godureaux
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Emma's Publicist
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Harris Gordon ...
Emma's Agent
Ricardo Alexander ...
Executive (as Richard A. Newby)
Brendan Murphy ...
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A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under enemy eyes, who will shoot if a wrong note is played.

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25 October 2013 (Spain)  »

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$2,964 (USA) (7 March 2014)

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$22,353 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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The name of John Cusack's character is not mentioned once in the whole film, only being revealed during the end credits. See more »

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Reisinger: [encouraging a worrisome Selznick] Do what you do. And try and have some fun. And remember, it's just music.
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At the end of the credit roll we hear The Impossible Piece being played while the title shows. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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The Truth About Love
From the Album "Weirder Than Sex"
Recorded at Estudios Katanga,Vitoria
Composed and Performed by Vertigo Surround
Guitars and Lead Vocals: Eugenio Mira
Bass: Mihran Yeranosian
Lead Guitar: Bruce German Sanchez Jimenez
Drums: Vincent Teruel
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Keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Very fast paced and exciting. I recommend this.
14 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I play piano, this is just another gig. Nothing else." Tom Selznick (Wood) is one of the most famous concert pianists in the world but 5 years ago he had a breakdown on stage and disappeared. Finally ready to come back to the art form he loves he stages a comeback appearance. He is as nervous as he as ever been when he starts to play, then he sees a note written on his music that makes him forget about his stage fright. The only problem is that his next note may be his last. As you know by now I watch as many movies as I can without watching the trailer first. Going in I was thinking...a movie about a piano concert with Frodo, sounds exciting (sarcasm). From the beginning I was intrigued and then it hit me. This movie is nothing like what I expected at all. A movie I expected to be about love of classical music ended up being more like Speed or Phonebooth. It was tense and exciting the entire time and I really liked it more then expected. Overall, keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Very fast paced and exciting. I recommend this. I give this a high B+.


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