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Pawn Sacrifice

by Edward Zwick Special Screenings

Bobby Fischer first makes waves in the elite world of chess as a 6-year-old whiz-kid famous for his laser-like concentration. As he travels the globe, Fischer crushes the world’s top players in the pursuit of his ultimate quarry: indomitable Soviet chess grandmaster Boris Spassky. In 1972 Fischer finally earns the right to face the Russian veteran in the hotly anticipated “Match of the Century”. But Fischer’s paranoia and growing obsession with conspiracy theories disrupt the match. With the competition mirroring the tense geopolitics of the Cold War era, even his advisors are unsure if Fischer’s actions are the calculated antics of an antisocial eccentric or signs that he is truly unstable. PAWN SACRIFICE is a revealing portrait of the troubled genius who captured the imagination of the world.


  • Genre: Biopic
  • Country, Year: USA, 2014
  • Runtime: 114 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Edward Zwick
  • Cast: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Edward Zinoviev, Alexandre Gorchkov, Lily Rabe
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  • Screenplay: Stephen Knight
  • Cinematography: Bradford Young
  • Editor: Steven Rosenblum, A.C.E.
  • Music: James Newton Howard
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  • Producers: Gail Katz, Tobey Maguire, Edward Zwick
  • Co-Producer: Matthew Plouffe
  • Executive Producers: Dale Armin Johnson, Josette Perotta, Glenn P. Murray, Julie B. May, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Kevin Frakes
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  • Production Companies: Material Pictures, Gail Katz Productions
  • World Sales: Lionsgate
  • Swiss Distribution: Elite Film AG
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