Searching For Bobby Fischer

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    109 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. From Director/Writer Steven Zaillian (THE IRISHMAN writer, SCHINDLER'S LIST writer) and based on the book by Fred Waitzkin, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER earned an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, and is rated a masterful 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Entertainment Weekly calls the film, "a wonderful movie, a delicate and touching drama that takes us deep inside the eccentric competitive mystique of grandmaster chess." A young Max Pomeranc leads as the sensitive Josh, alongside Joe Mantegna, Oscar winner Ben Kingsley and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne.
DIRECTED BY:
Steven Zaillian
WRITTEN BY:
Steven Zaillian, Fred Waitzkin (book)
CAST INCLUDES:
Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley

SYNOPSIS

After he beats his dad (Joe Mantegna) in a chess match, Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc), a 7-year-old, gets noticed for his talent. He becomes interested in speed chess at the park and learns the game from a hustler named Vinnie (Laurence Fishburne). However, Josh’s parents invest in the services of Bruce (Ben Kingsley), a famous coach who has very different practices. Between Bruce’s methods and the stress of the competitions, Josh learns that even a chess prodigy cannot make all the right moves.

Searching For Bobby Fischer

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    109 mins
  • Release Date
    1993
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Steven Zaillian
WRITTEN BY
Steven Zaillian, Fred Waitzkin (book)
CAST INCLUDES
Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. From Director/Writer Steven Zaillian (THE IRISHMAN writer, SCHINDLER'S LIST writer) and based on the book by Fred Waitzkin, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER earned an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, and is rated a masterful 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Entertainment Weekly calls the film, "a wonderful movie, a delicate and touching drama that takes us deep inside the eccentric competitive mystique of grandmaster chess." A young Max Pomeranc leads as the sensitive Josh, alongside Joe Mantegna, Oscar winner Ben Kingsley and Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne.

After he beats his dad (Joe Mantegna) in a chess match, Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc), a 7-year-old, gets noticed for his talent. He becomes interested in speed chess at the park and learns the game from a hustler named Vinnie (Laurence Fishburne). However, Josh’s parents invest in the services of Bruce (Ben Kingsley), a famous coach who has very different practices. Between Bruce’s methods and the stress of the competitions, Josh learns that even a chess prodigy cannot make all the right moves.

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