Writer: Peter Shaffer (original stage play), Peter Shaffer (original screenplay)
Run time: 160 min
Awards: Won 8 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 13 nominations.
Elderly Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) confesses to a priest for having killed Mozart (Tom Hulce) in 1791. Salieri’s tale goes on through the night, as he recounts his life as the respected court composer for Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones), recognizing the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but thwarting him out of pride and envy.