- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: Every journey begins with a single move.
- Genres: Drama
- Release Date: 1993-08-13
- Runtime: 110.0 min
- Budget: Not Available
- Revenue: $7.3 million
- Production Companies: Paramount, Scott Rudin Productions, Mirage Enterprises
Cast & Crew
Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Nirenberg, Robert Stephens, David Paymer, Hal Scardino, Vasek Simek, William H. Macy, Dan Hedaya, Laura Linney, Anthony Heald, Steven Randazzo, Chelsea Moore, Josh Mostel, Josh Kornbluth, Tony Shalhoub, Austin Pendleton, Tom McGowan, Ona Fletcher, Kamran Shirazi, Roman Dzindzichashvili, Jerry Poe McClinton, Matt De Matt, Vincent Smith, Jerry Rakow, William Colgate, Tony De Santis, R.D. Reid, Anthony McGowan, Katya Waitzkin, Ryder Fleming, Jones, Harris Krofchick, John Bourgeois, Maria Ricossa, Caroline Yeager, Andrew Sardella, Nathan Carter, Nicholas Taylor, Jonathan Fazio, Nicky Mellina, Philip Neiman, Elizabeth Gropman, Joel Benjamin Mowdy
Synopsis – What to Expect from “Searching for Bobby Fischer”
Searching for Bobby Fischer is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian. It stars Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, and Ben Kingsley.
The film follows the story of a young chess prodigy, Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc), who is determined to become the next Bobby Fischer. Josh is a seven-year-old boy living in New York City with his parents, Fred (Joe Mantegna) and Bonnie (Joan Allen). Fred, an attorney, is an avid chess player and introduces Josh to the game, teaching him the basics. Josh quickly becomes a natural at the game and soon begins competing in local tournaments.
As Josh’s skill level progresses, Fred and Bonnie seek out a chess teacher to help him become a master. They eventually meet Bruce Pandolfini (Ben Kingsley), a renowned chess instructor, who is hesitant to take Josh on as a student due to his unorthodox style of play. However, Bruce eventually agrees to teach Josh and begins to prepare him for the National Elementary Chess Championship.
Along the way, Josh learns valuable lessons about the game of chess and life in general. He learns to trust his instincts and to play the game with passion and creativity. Josh’s unique style of play, combined with Bruce’s guidance, leads him to victory at the championship.
At the end of the film, Josh is faced with a difficult decision; to pursue
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