"Searching for Bobby Fischer" quotes

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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian
Writer: Fred Waitzkin, Steven Zaillian
Production: N/A
Year: 1993
MetaScore: 89/100
ImdbRating: 7.4
BoxOffice: $7,266,383
Released: 11 Aug 1993
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 11 nominations total

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Cast

Josh Waitzkin - Max Pomeranc
Fred Waitzkin - Joe Mantegna
Bonnie Waitzkin - Joan Allen
Bruce Pandolfini - Ben Kingsley
Jonathan Poe - Michael Nirenberg
Poe's Teacher - Robert Stephens
Kalev - David Paymer
Morgan - Hal Scardino
Russian Park Player - Vasek Simek
Tunafish Father - William H. Macy
Tournament Director - Dan Hedaya
School Teacher - Laura Linney
Fighting Parent - Anthony Heald
Man of Many Signals - Steven Randazzo
Katya Waitzkin - Chelsea Moore
Chess Club Regular - Josh Mostel
Chess Club Regular - Josh Kornbluth
Chess Club Member - Tony Shalhoub
Asa Hoffman - Austin Pendleton
Reporter - Tom McGowan
Reporter - Ona Fletcher
Park Player - Jerry Poe McClinton
Night Park Player - Matt De Matt
Washington Square Patzers - Vincent Smith
Washington Square Patzers - Jerry Rakow
Statistician - William Colgate
Journalist - Tony De Santis
Final Tournament Director - R.D. Reid
Park Dealer - Anthony McGowen
82nd Girl - Katya Waitzkin
Running Chess Kid - Harris Krofchick
Gym Parent - John Bourgeois
Gym Parent - Maria Ricossa
Screaming Mom - Caroline Yeager
Josh's Syracuse Opponent - Andrew Sardella
Josh's Teammate - Nathan Carter
Birthday Friend - Nicholas Taylor
Birthday Friend - Jonathan Fazio
Birthday Friend - Nicky Mellina
Birthday Friend - Philip Neiman
Birthday Friend - Elizabeth Gropman
Father - Matt Birman
Parent Pacing in Locker Room - Robert Anthony Carswell
Cyclist - James Garrigan
Man in Washington Park - Bruce Pandolfini
Chess Competitor - Edd Scorpio
Chess Player in Washington Square - Josh Waitzkin