Phantom of the Paradise Poster

Release Date: February 1st, 1974

DVD Release Date: September 4th, 2001

PG|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan's offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan's empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate.

Cast: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, George Memmoli, Gerrit Graham, Jeffrey Comanor, Archie Hahn, Peter Elbling

Director: Brian De Palma

Genres: Musical comedy

Keywords: 1970s, Rivalry, Creative, Revenge


Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation)