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Searching for Bobby Fischer

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Original title
Searching for Bobby Fischeraka
AKA
  • Innocent Moves
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Steven Zaillian (Novel: Fred Waitzkin)
Music
James Horner
Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures. Producer: Sydney Pollack
Genre
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.
Awards
1993: Nominated for Oscar: Best Cinematography
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