Searching For Bobby Fischer

1993, Movie, PG, 110 mins

A rare family film that's not afraid to inject conflict and complexity into its images of domestic happiness.

Based on the real-life story of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin, SEARCHING begins with the seven-year-old boy (Max Pomeranc) becoming enthralled by the matches he sees being played in New York's Washington Square Park. Josh, it turns out, harbors a rare talent for the game and, encouraged by his sportswriter father (Joe Mantegna), begins to learn more about it from two markedly different teachers: Vinnie (Laurence Fishburne), a kind of chess bum who apparently lives in the park and plays with a fast, streetwise style; and Bruce Pandolfini (Ben Kingsley), a ...

Released: 1993 Rated: PG Length: 110 mins

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