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Searching for Bobby Fischer
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4 Stars
Searching for Bobby Fischer Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: at Showcase Orange
Rating: Year: 1993 Category: Drama
Director: Steven Zaillian Time: 110 min. Writer: Fred Waizkin & Steven Zaillian

Mine: Powerful movie. Make chess look interesting, quite a feat. Wonderful cast.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Compelling, surefooted drama, based on a true story: A father discovers that his 7-year-old son has a genius for chess, and enters him in competition, losing sight of what this does to the boy's psyche--and his pure enjoyment of the game. Poignant, heart-rending at times (especially for any parent) and exceptionally well done. Screenplay by first-time director Zaillian, from the book by Fred Waitzkin, who's the real-life chess whiz's father. Executive-produced by Sydney Pollack.
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