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Searching For Bobby Fischer
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Searching For Bobby Fischer 1993


From Amazon: 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...

Directed By:
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Written By:
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Starring:
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No image existsMax Pomeranc
No image existsJoan Allen
No image existsBen Kingsley
Laurence FishburneLaurence Fishburne
No image existsRobert Stephens
No image existsDavid Paymer
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
No image existsHal Scardino

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Searching For Bobby Fischer Movie Review by Jarrod (3/3/2011)

Prodigies tend to be found, most commonly, in chess, math, and music; each relies upon an intuitive grasp of complex patterns and relationships, but does not require social skills, emotional maturity, or knowledge of human interaction. Indeed, prodigies, such as Mozart, or Srinivasa Ramanujan, lead brief, often troubled...

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Searching For Bobby Fischer Movie Review by Bobby B (2/3/2008)

Searching For Bobby Fischer feels like a small movie. It is a movie, after all, about a child chess prodigy. Being such, it is also a quiet movie. And yet, I can't remember the last movie which dealt with so many Big Themes, so gracefully, so effortlessly and so honestly. It's simply beautiful and beautiful simply. ...

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Searching For Bobby Fischer Movie Review by Zara (3/12/2007)



What do you do when you have a child who is good at something? Especially when it's something that you're not good at? Do you foster their interest in that activity/sport/etc by just having them participate or do you encourage them to compete at it so that everyone can see just how good they are?

These are some of the...

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