Aug 11, 1993 · Searching for Bobby Fischer: Directed by Steven Zaillian. With 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.
- Steven Zaillian
- Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc
Searching for Bobby Fischer has a great story, excellent acting and superb execution. It is most likely the best of it's genre I've ever seen. Amazon/IMDB labels it "quiet and compelling" but that is a very big understatement. It is full of heartfelt emotion even though it is a male dominated movie about chess. More incorrect stereotypes proven ...
Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian, in his directorial debut. Starring Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, and Laurence Fishburne, it is based on the life of prodigy chess player Joshua Waitzkin, played by Pomeranc ...
"Searching for Bobby Fischer" is a great family movie with very pure and child-like goals; with Hollywood ridden with gritty, gory, and sex orientated themes and images, "Searching for Bobby ...
- Drama, Biography
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.
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