Amadeus: 1984 Best Picture

Amadeus picked up 8 Oscars at the 57th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Milos Forman) and Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham). Tom Hulce who played the title role was also a Best Actor nominee.

The other Best Picture nominees were “The Killing Fields”, “A Passage to India”, “Places in the Heart” and “A Soldier’s Story”.

Other films up for Oscars included “2010”, “The River”, “The Natural”, “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan”, “The Bostonians”, “Broadway Danny Rose”, “The Cotton Club”, “Footloose”, “Ghost Busters” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”.

“Beverly Hills Cop”, “Gremlins”, “The Karate Kid”, “Police Academy”, “Romancing the Stone”, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” and “Splash” were all big box office hits.

Jeopardy! clues on “Amadeus”
BEST ACTOR OSCARS $400: 1984: F. Murray Abraham as composer Antonio Salieri
THE REEL STORY $800: He played Mozart in the 1984 film “Amadeus”
OSCARS FOR MAKEUP $800: 1984: this period drama about an 18th century composer
NAME THAT MOVIE $1600: 1984: “There are simply too many notes”
ON THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK $1,800 (Daily Double): This 1984 film included Salieri’s 1788 “Axur, Re d’Ormus”
MOVIE COSTUMES $400: Theodor Pistek won a Costume Design Oscar for this Tom Hulce film; Mozart was so well-dressed

More 1984 film clues:
NOW THAT’S COMEDY $400: Eddie Murphy was box-office gold in this 1984 film about a Detroit police officer out west
ROBOTS & CYBORGS $200: The T-800 is an assassin in this 1984 film
A JOHNNY DEPP FILM FEST $400: In 1984 Johnny made his big-screen debut as one of Freddy Krueger’s victims in this film franchise
RECENT MOVIES $1200: Kenny Wormald stepped into Kevin Bacon’s dancing shoes in the remake of this 1984 film
MOVIE DIRECTORS $800: “This is” the 1984 mock rocumentary that was Rob Reiner’s feature film directing debut
DO TELL THE HOTEL $800: This 1981 John Irving novel was made into a 1984 film starring Beau Bridges
MOVIES BY THE NUMBERS $1200: In this 1984 film Molly Ringwald’s family is preoccupied with her sister’s wedding & forgets Molly’s birthday
I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU $1000: A weary Daniel Larusso hears, “Get him a body bag!” but delivers the match-winning kick in this 1984 film
THE HAIRY APE $1600: Alisa Berk played Kala, the primate mother, in this 1984 film subtitled “The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes”
CHRISTIAN $1200: Mel Gibson played him in the 1984 film “The Bounty”
TO RICHES $600: In the 1984 film version of “1984”, this acclaimed British actor played the inquisitor O’Brien
ASIAN-AMERICAN FIRSTS $800: The first Asian to win an acting Oscar was Haing Ngor, Best Supporting Actor for this 1984 film
COLORFUL ROCK $600: This 1984 film about a young Minneapolis musician featured the title tune & “When Doves Cry”
THE COLOR PURPLE $1600: This 1984 film set in Minneapolis won an Academy Award for its music
MOVIES TO THE MAX $1600: He directed a 1984 documentary about Marlene Dietrich, his co-star in “Judgment at Nuremberg”
ROCKIN’ ROLE $1200: This 1984 film about a young black rocker struggling for fame starred Prince & Appolonia
WHEN WAS THAT MOVIE? $400: Richard Burton’s last film role was as the torturer O’Brien in this cautionary George Orwell tale
VEGAS ON FILM $1200: Spacy 1984 film featuring the following sequence “Hit the giant jackpot and your troubles are over! Half a million dollars, folks! Who’s gonna take a shot?” “Define giant jackpot.” “A giant jackpot is a lot of money.” “Money? Geetus? Bread? An arm and a leg?”
POL POT-POURRI $1,400 (Daily Double): This 1984 Oscar-winning film brought the genocidal horrors of Pol Pot & his regime to the eyes of the world
2001: A CATEGORY ODYSSEY $1600: Starring Roy Scheider, it’s the sequel to “2001” filmed in 1984
CHRIS COLUMBUS $800: Chris wrote this 1984 film directed by Joe Dante, but not the 1990 “New Batch” sequel
CARMEN $800: This Spanish member of the “Three Tenors” played the soldier Don Jose in a 1984 film version of “Carmen”
ROBOT MANIA $200: In this 1984 film a cyborg from the future travels back in time to kill Sarah Connor
ACTORS & THEIR FILMS $500: (Hi, I’m Virginia Madsen.) I played Princess Irulan in this 1984 David Lynch film based on Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel
FILM NOIR $500: The Coen Brothers paid homage to film noir with this 1984 movie about a private eye hired to kill a cheating wife
“LE” CATEGORIE $800: In a 1984 film, she was “The Woman in Red”
RHYME TIME $500: Rae Dawn Chong starred in this 1984 film about urban kids who breakdance & rap
DIPLOMACY $800: Term for the etiquette of diplomacy; Goldie Hawn learned about it in a 1984 film
ODDS & ENDS $200: He played the Devil in the 1984 film “Oh, God! You Devil” (by the way, he also played God)
HOWDY, “BUSTER” $200: Who ya gonna call? Well, in this 1984 film it was Bill Murray & his cohorts
FRENCH FILM REMAKES $1000: You can “blame” the plot of this 1984 Michael Caine film on 1977’s “Un moment d’egarement”
ACTORS & ACTRESSES $300: This star of “Suddenly Susan” disguised herself as a man in the 1984 film “Sahara”
THE MOVIES $1,500 (Daily Double): This 1984 film, David Lean’s last, depicts the culture clash between east & west on a subcontinent
REMEMBER THE ’80s? $200: In this 1984 film classic, city boy Kevin Bacon moved to a small town that had outlawed dancing
HENRY JAMES’ BOSTONIANS $800: In the 1984 film version, this British actress known for her political causes starred as Olive
BERLE $400: Berle played himself in this 1984 Woody Allen film about a pathetic talent agent
JOHN HUGHES FILMS $500: Molly Ringwald’s family forgets her birthday while preparing for her sister’s wedding in this 1984 film
TV FACTS $100: Star of 1984’s “The Duck Factory”, you can’t “Mask” the fact he went on to a “Dumb” film career
FILMS OF THE ’80s $1000: In this 1984 film, Sally Field played a Depression-era widow who struggles to save her farm
MARTIAL ARTISTS $500: “Rocky” director John G. Avildsen directed this 1984 Ralph Macchio film & 2 of its sequels
NICOLAS COPPOLA, AKA CAGE $800: Cage appeared in this 1984 film about a Harlem hot spot, directed by his uncle Francis
COLLEGE FILMS $100: Robert Carradine & Anthony Edwards played Lewis & Gilbert in the 1984 film “Revenge Of” these geeks
“HARRY” MOVIES $300: In 1984 Paul Newman starred in “Harry And Son”; 10 years earlier, Art Carney won an Oscar for this film
TV & FILM SAXOPHONISTS $1,000 (Daily Double): (VIDEO DAILY DOUBLE): 1984 film that featured the following: “It’s a free country, welcome to almost anyone, and I hope that someday you’ll join me here; of course I’ll continue to write to you every week. Yes, in America anything is possible. Good-bye for now, beloved family. I love you. Voya.” (playing a saxophone in a city park)
FILMS OF THE ’80s $200: In 1984 films, Robert Ginty was “The Exterminator” & he was “The Terminator”
DAVID LEAN $1000: Dame Peggy Ashcroft won an Oscar for this 1984 film, Lean’s last
FAMOUS TOMs $300: In 1984, in addition to his TV chores, he starred in the films “Lassiter” & “Runaway”
TITLE MOVIE ROLES: In 1984, in the first of the films featuring this character, he only has 21 lines, for a total of 133 words
STORY INSPIRATIONS: The 1949 shooting of Philly 1B Eddie Waitkus by Ruth Steinhagen inspired this novel, later a 1984 film
ACTORS & THEIR FILMS: The title of Richard Burton’s last feature film, or the year it was released

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