PG | | Biography, Drama
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
William H. Macy, Tony Shalhoub and Dan Hedaya all appeared in A Civil Action (1998). Both films were directed by Steven Zaillian, and received Oscar nominations in the Best Cinematography category with Conrad L. Hall receiving the nominations.
In the days before the event, the whole world wondered if he would show up. Plane after plane waited on the runway, while he napped, took walks, and ate sandwiches. Henry Kissinger called and asked him to go for his country's honor. Soon after ...
Ben Kingsley portrays Bruce Pandolfini as speaking with an Irish accent. Pandolfini is a New Yorker of Italian and Jewish heritage, and has no such accent.
The original film ends with a title card stating that Josh still plays chess
$1,121,354 15 August 1993