Bobby Fischer was wanted in the United States of America for violating economic sanctions against the former Yugoslavia by playing a chess match there in 1992. He fled to Japan and was arrested in July 2004 for trying to leave Japan on a revoked U.S. passport. Thus, he was detained in Japan awaiting deportation to the USA. He renounced his U.S. citizenship and tried to become a German citizen, but was denied. Finally, in March 2005, Iceland's parliament voted to grant him Icelandic citizenship. He remained a fugitive from the USA until his death. See more »
Near the start, when young Bobby is looking out the window of the Fischer family's front door, the date on the screen reads 15 Nov. 1951. Bobby goes to see his mother and tells her there's a red 1952 Chevy outside. In the American car market, model years typically begin in the last quarter of the previous year, so Bobby could have seen a '52 Chevy in late '51. See more »
Come follow me and I will make you a Fischer of men
Pawn Sacrifice is an engaging and well made biopic that is a rich work of cinema.
This flick takes place during the cold war, where America legend Bobby Fischer finds himself in the middle of a political crisis between America and the Soviet Empire. The movie starts out by showing Bobby Fischer( played by Tobey Maguire) towards the beginning of his life, and portrays the struggles he endured which affected him later on in his life. The movie later shows him as a rising chess star and before you know it, he is an adult; and one of the best chess players in the world. He soon finds himself as a pawn in Americas Cold War, and has to take on the number one chess player in the world, Boris Spassky.
This movie is brilliantly directed (Edward Zwick), and gives you an emotional feel for Fischer, and the cinematography is excellent. The supporting cast was good, but Tobey Mcguire stole the show,giving one of the best performances of the year.
Pawn Sacrifice is an engaging and well-made biopic with solid performances.
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