R | | Biography, Drama, History
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
When Mozart upstages Salieri by modifying the march that Salieri wrote for the emperor, the modified piece is actually Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's own "Non piu andrai, farfallone amoroso" from "The Marriage of Figaro".
Mozart! Mozart, forgive your assassin! I confess, I killed you...
Towards the end when Salieri is speaking with Constanze, his hair frequently swaps from hanging back to over his shoulder and back again.
"Amadeus" was originally a National Theater Production in London, then produced in America by The Shubert Organization, Elizabeth I. McCann/Nelle Nugent and Roger Berlind.
The Orion Pictures logo, which was seen at the beginning of the film when it was first released theatrically, was not shown when the film played on both cable and commercial television, and is not seen on the VHS or DVD releases.
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$86,764 (USA) (7 April 2002)