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Searching for Bobby Fischer

The movie Searching for Bobby Fischer was based on the book Searching for Bobby Fischer.

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Movie details for Searching for Bobby Fischer

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Steven Zaillian, who also directed A Civil Action (1998). Searching for Bobby Fischer was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Nirenberg, Robert Stephens, David Paymer, Hal Scardino, Vasek Simek, William H. Macy, Dan Hedaya, Laura Linney, Anthony Heald, Steven Randazzo, Chelsea Moore, Josh Mostel, Josh Kornbluth, Tony Shalhoub and Austin Pendleton.

 

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Steve Zaillian, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Schindler's List, made his directorial debut with this critically acclaimed but little-seen drama based on the nonfiction book by Fred Waitzkin, about a father (Joe Mantegna) who discovers that his seven... Read More
Steve Zaillian, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Schindler's List, made his directorial debut with this critically acclaimed but little-seen drama based on the nonfiction book by Fred Waitzkin, about a father (Joe Mantegna) who discovers that his seven-year-old son (Max Pomeranc) is a genius at playing chess. The boy plays chess for fun, but when he's tutored by a former champion (Ben Kingsley) and entered into high-pressure competitions, an enjoyable pastime becomes a source of tension and resentment, forcing the father to reconsider his parental priorities. A poignant study of the difference between parental idealism and proper parenting, the movie is also an observantly witty portrait of a precocious child who is still, after all, a child, and still eager for the joyful discoveries of youth. While offering a fascinating look into the world of competitive chess, the movie's dramatically engrossing and extremely well-acted by a brilliant cast that also includes David Paymer, William H. Macy, and Dan Hedaya in memorable supporting roles. --Jeff Shannon

Book details for Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer was written by Fred Waitzkin. The book was published in 1988 by Penguin Books Ltd. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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