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.
Bobby Fischer passed away at the age of 64, which is coincidentally the same number of fields on a chessboard.
What are we talking about?
Father Bill Lombardy: The Jews.
Paul Marshall: Huh...
While Fischer's distrust of the Soviets was well-known, at the time of the 1972 Championship Match, there was no evidence or even suggestion that he had mental disorder or that he was attracted to anti-Semitic propaganda or literature. All those came a decade or more later, when he was no longer World Chess Champion.
In the closing credits, the name of the character Cyril (played by Shawn Campbell) is misspelled "Cryil".
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