Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer

A boy (Max Pomeranc) becomes a world-class chess prodigy at age seven.

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Searching for Bobby Fischer


Biography, Drama110 Mins1993PG

After he beats his dad (Joe Mantegna) in a chess match, Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc), a 7-year-old, gets noticed for his talent. He becomes interested in speed chess at the park and learns the game from a hustler named Vinnie (Laurence Fishburne). However, Josh's parents invest in the services of Bruce (Ben Kingsley), a famous coach who has very different practices. Between Bruce's methods and the stress of the competitions, Josh learns that even a chess prodigy cannot make all the right moves.


  • Heartwarming
  • Engaging
  • Inspiring
  • Positive