F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge star in this dramatic tale of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. On his deathbed, Court Composer Antonio Salieri confesses to having killed Mozart, the genius composer. Flashback to Mozart's arrival in Vienna, his brash and vulgar manner is the antithesis of his divine musical gift. Salieri cannot reconcile that God would endow such genius on this coarse boy. The story unfolds as Mozart becomes more and more popular and Salieri becomes obsessed with destroying him and getting his revenge on God. Using his influence, Salieri drives his rival to poverty. Finally, he poses as Mozart's deceased father and haunts the sickly composer, driving him to an ignominious grave.