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Knight Moves (1992)

A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »

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Capt. Frank Sedman
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David, 9 Years Old
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Peter, 14 Years Old (as Josh Murray)
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Grandmaster Lutz
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Jeremy Edmonds (as Ferdinand Mayne)
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Erica Sanderson (as Katherine Isobel)
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Debi Rutlege
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Steve Nolan
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A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer urging him to try and figure out the game, he cooperates with police and a psychologist to try and catch the killer, but doubts linger about the grandmaster's innocence as the string of grisly murders continues. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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When genius becomes twisted...Murder becomes the ultimate game [uk video cover] See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Face to Face  »

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$923,418 (USA)
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Trivia

Christopher Lambert would later go on to star as Raiden in Mortal Kombat (1995), which is based on the video game Mortal Kombat (1992). In the later Mortal Kombat video games Mortal Kombat: Deception (2004) and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (2006), featured Chess Kombat, which is a special gameplay, which is based on real life chess games. See more »

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During the fight scene with the water coming down, you can see a crew member with his camera covered in a clear tarp on the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Sheppard: [Last sympathetic lines] I'm sure your mommy knows that David... I'm sure she understands... I mean children make mistakes David... it's okay.
[pleading]
Kathy Sheppard: David... put down the knife now please David... just put down the knife... David... put down the knife please David?
David: [Last Lines] I... Can't...
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Features Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) See more »

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Fool That I Am
Composed by Floyd Hunt (as Hunt) (Intersong USA)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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A game of cat and mouse
2 August 1998 | by (Portland, USA) – See all my reviews

I really didn't know what to expect when I rented Knight Moves. A friend of mine knows that I loved thrillers and was surprised that I never saw it. This is a very well-made film. It had me guessing the whole time. The last 30 minutes are so tense that I almost dug a hole in the couch with my hands. It's funny how you see bits and pieces in other movies. When I was watching this film I kept thinking of se7en... but Knight Moves made several years before. Christopher Lambert was great as the Chess Master playing a game with a serial killer. He should do more films like this. The supporting cast was very good and Carl Schenkel's direction kept the film moving at a nice pace. I give it *** out of ****. If you like scary thrillers that have you on the edge of your seat, then this film is for you.


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