Closed Capationed Starring: Geoffrey Rush Director: Scott Hicks  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13

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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: New Line Home Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) encoding
Filmographies/notes/scene access/trailer
Q&A with director Scott Hicks
Geoffrey Rush's Golden Globe acceptance speech

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1996 - Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 12/12/1996
"...Scrappy, sexy, touching and fun....SHINE is also utterly extraordinary....Rank it with the best movies of the year..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/06/1996
"...Strong performances....A powerful piece of work..." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 01/22/1996
"...A strong, emotional narrative....Rush is quite remarkable....SHINE is mature, intelligent filmmaking..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/22/1996
"...[Rush] handles the challenge superbly....SHINE is transformed into popular filmmaking at its smartest and most persuasive..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/27/1996
"...The fact that David Helfgott lived the outlines of these events -- that he triumphed, that he fell, that he came slowly back -- adds an enormous weight of meaning to the film..."

Product Description:

This acclaimed film paints a wrenching portrait of the life of Australian piano virtuoso David Helfgott and his struggles with his war-traumatized, demanding father; mental illness and asylum incarceration; and his obsession with the virtually unplayable Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 ("Rach 3"). Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor--Armin Mueller-Stahl. Academy Awards: Best Actor--Geoffrey Rush.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Classical Music | Family Interaction | Heartwarming | Mental Illness | Personal Triumph | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, November 22, 1996.

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