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 was actually a very poor school student in high school and dropped out at fifteen.
Spassky asks to have his chair X-rayed. That actually happened, but in the 1978 World Championship between Karpov and Korchnoi. That tournament also involved examining the lighting system and discovering, like in the movie, two dead flies.
In the closing credits, the name of the character Cyril (played by Shawn Campbell) is misspelled "Cryil".
Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Written by John Williams
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