A true story of the mystery of music and the miracle of love.taglines
- In this world only the strong survive. The weak get crushed like insects.
- Cecil Parkes: You must play as if there's no tomorrow.
- Isaac Stern: America. You know, land of the free, home of the brave. You know, Mickey Mouse.
- Gillian: Your first concert in years and you wear odd shoes.
- Cecil Parkes: The page! For God's sake, the notes!
- Peter Helfgott: I'm sorry sir, I keep forgetting the notes.
- Cecil Parkes: Will it be asking too much to learn them first?
- David: Would you marry me?
- Gillian: Well, it wouldn't be very practical, David.
- David: Practical? No, of course not. Of course not. But then neither am I, Gillian. Neither am I. I'm not very practical at all.
- Sylvia: You'll miss the plane!
- Gillian: It's sweet of you, David. I don't know what to say.
- David: The stars, Gillian darling! Ask the stars!
- Peter: Religion is nonsense.
- Ben Rosen: It's also a gold mine if you know where to dig.
- Cecil Parkes: Rachmaninov? Are you sure?
- David: Kind of. I'm not really sure about anything.
- Cecil Parkes: The Rach 3. It's monumental.
- David: It's a mountain. The hardest piece you could ever play.
- Cecil Parkes: No one's ever been mad enough to attempt the Rach Three.
- David: Am I mad enough, professor? Am I?
- Gillian: How do you feel?
- David: I'm shocked, stunned and amazed.
- David: It's a tough game, isn't it Roger?
- Roger: It's a bloodsport.
- A true story of the mystery of music and the miracle of love.
- A father whose life was his family. A son whose music was his life.
- One of the most celebrated and successful films in Australian film history
- Geoffrey Rush - David Helfgott
- Justin Braine - Tony
- Sonia Todd - Sylvia
- Chris Haywood - Sam
- Alex Rafalowicz - David Helfgott - Child
- Gordon Poole - Eisteddfod Presenter
- Armin Mueller-Stahl - Peter
- Nicholas Bell - Ben Rosen
- Danielle Cox - Suzie - Child
- Rebecca Gooden - Margaret
- Marta Kaczmarek - Rachel
- John Cousins - Jim Minogue
- Noah Taylor - David Helfgott - Adolescent
- Randall Berger - Isaac Stern
- Googie Withers - Katharine Susannah Prichard
- John Gielgud - Cecil Parkes
- David King - Viney
- Robert Hands - Robert
- Marc Warren - Ray
- Neil Thomson - RCOM Conductor
- Joey Kennedy - Suzie - Adult
- Beverley Dunn - Beryl Alcott
- Lynn Redgrave - Gillian
- Ella Scott Lynch - Jessica