Searching for Bobby Fischer Poster

Release Date: September 2nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2000

PG|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Joe Mantegna, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Nirenberg, Robert Stephens, David Paymer

Director: Steven Zaillian

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Mirage Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Argentina Video Home

Keywords: Father, 1980s, New York City, Underdog, Heartwarming, Inspiring, Rise, Engaging, Competition

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