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Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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Max Pomeranc Max Pomeranc
Josh Waitzkin
Joe Mantegna Joe Mantegna
Fred Waitzkin
Joan Allen Joan Allen
Bonnie Waitzkin
Ben Kingsley Ben Kingsley
Bruce Pandolfini
Michael Nirenberg Michael Nirenberg
Jonathan Poe
Robert Stephens Robert Stephens
Poe's Teacher
David Paymer David Paymer

Written by
Fred Waitzkin Fred Waitzkin
Steven Zaillian Steven Zaillian


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The Chess Club

6 years, 12 months ago at Aug 20 14:11
I suppose that I saw this when I was little, but I don't suppose that I realized what a *bad* movie it was, when I was little.

Ayn Rand once wrote an essay, the title of which I really don't remember, in which she wrote about why there were so many fucking chess players in her native Russia. Basically, she argued that, in a society based on insanity, chess was an escape mechanism f... read more

A good movie

6 years, 2 months ago at Jun 5 14:06
This movie was on my ‘to-watch’ list for a couple of years already and I was really glad to finally watch it. Even though I really suck balls at chess, I think it is a fascinating game, even more than poker or pool, and since I kept hearing good things about this flick (Roger Ebert really loved it for example), I was really curious about it. Eventually, to be honest, even though I enjoyed this... read more
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Description: A sportswriter is thrilled to find his son is a chess prodigy. Taking his son into the amazing world of championship chess, he learns that loving his kid is the best way to mold ... Full Descriptiona champion in this intelligent and fascinating film. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography. Though he's only seven, Josh looks at a chessboard and anticipates moves that mature chess players don't even see. He's a malleable young boy with an incredible talent for the game of masterminds. When Josh begins honing his talent, playing a speedy version of the game called "blitz" with hustlers and hobos, his father ... (more)
Release date: 11 August 1993
UPC: 097363267348
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" This might be kind of a spoiler, but despite the name of this film, it's not about trying to find the whereabouts of the world's most famous and most reclusive chess player. It's about a young boy whose extraordinary skillz at the game of chess leads the grown ups in his life to try to do their bit (each in their own individualized way) to help him fully maximize his talent, with the hopes that the elementary school phenom might end up becoming the next Bobby Fischer. Insightfully percepti"

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