Searching for Bobby Fischer
- Original title
Searching for Bobby Fischeraka
- Running time
- 107 min.
- United States
Steven Zaillian (Novel: Fred Waitzkin)
Conrad L. Hall
William H. Macy
Paramount Pictures. Producer: Sydney Pollack
Drama | Sports. Chess. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- Searching for Bobby Fischer was inspired by the life of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin, as written by his father Fred Waitzkin. Josh (Max Pomeranc) is a "regular kid" who begins evincing signs of being a genius at chess. His father (Joe Mantegna) encourages this, hoping that it won't fundamentally change his son's healthy outlook on life. But Josh is taken under the wing of cold-blooded chess instructor Bruce Pandolfini (Ben Kingsley), who indoctrinates the boy in the "Bobby Fischer" strategy. Unfortunately, Pandolfini emphasizes all of Fischer's negative traits, especially his contempt for his opponents.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Cinematography
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