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Released 1984
Distributor Orion Pictures

Directed by Miloš Forman and adapted by Peter Shaffer from his own stage play, Amadeus is one of the most unlikely box office hits in Hollywood history. The story of the fraught relationship between Mozart and Italian composer Antonio Salieri features two powerhouse performances from Tom Hulce as Mozart and F. Murray Abraham as Salieri who received an Oscar for Best Actor. The picture took home a score of other Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.

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