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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
As a child piano prodigy, David Helfgott's (Geoffrey Rush) musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter (Armin Mueller-Stahl). When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions.

Cast: Geoffrey Rush , Justin Braine , Sonia Todd , Armin Mueller-Stahl , Noah Taylor , Lynn Redgrave , John Gielgud , Googie Withers

Director: Scott Hicks

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Fine Line Features

Shine (1996)

Release Date: January 21st, 1996|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Delivers a full emotional palette without undue sentimentalizing. show more

  • 75
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Shine has a story to reckon with and powerhouse male performances. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A sublimely uplifting movie. show more

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