PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.
Though Bobby Fischer later denounced the United States of America, at the time, Bobby embraced the Cold War rhetoric, declaring the match "The Game of the Century" was "the free world against the lying, cheating hypocritical Russians."
We lost China. We're losing Vietnam. We have to win this one.
While in real life the Soviet delegation did ask for Spassky's chair to be examined for electronic devices, that did NOT happen during a game. In the film, Spassky overturned the chair himself to examine it while the game was going on. Such clownish behavior would have caused an uproar from the audience - not to mention broken numerous match rules (disturbing his opponent, etc.)
In the closing credits, the name of the character Cyril (played by Shawn Campbell) is misspelled "Cryil".
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