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Searching for Bobby Fischer VHS

4.5 out of 5 stars 498 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen, Laurence Fishburne
  • Directors: Steven Zaillian
  • Writers: Steven Zaillian, Fred Waitzkin
  • Producers: David Wisnievitz, Scott Rudin, Sydney Pollack, William Horberg
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Paramount
  • VHS Release Date: October 1, 1996
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 498 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6303114946
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,958 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Steve Zaillian, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Schindler's List, made his directorial debut with this critically acclaimed but little-seen drama based on the nonfiction book by Fred Waitzkin, about a father (Joe Mantegna) who discovers that his seven-year-old son (Max Pomeranc) is a genius at playing chess. The boy plays chess for fun, but when he's tutored by a former champion (Ben Kingsley) and entered into high-pressure competitions, an enjoyable pastime becomes a source of tension and resentment, forcing the father to reconsider his parental priorities. A poignant study of the difference between parental idealism and proper parenting, the movie is also an observantly witty portrait of a precocious child who is still, after all, a child, and still eager for the joyful discoveries of youth. While offering a fascinating look into the world of competitive chess, the movie's dramatically engrossing and extremely well-acted by a brilliant cast that also includes David Paymer, William H. Macy, and Dan Hedaya in memorable supporting roles. --Jeff Shannon


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