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Notable as: DocudramaGenre: biographical film, drama film, film adaptationMain subject: chessNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 93 - 110 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: TorontoDirector: Steven ZaillianScreenwriter: Steven ZaillianMusic: James HornerCinematography: Conrad HallStars: Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Laurence Fishburne, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Robert Stephens, Laura Linney, David Paymer, Tony Shalhoub Producer: William HorbergAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Conrad Hall)Award details: (details at IMDb)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian. The film was his directorial debut, and stars Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley and Laurence Fishburne. It is based on the life of prodigy chess player Joshua Waitzkin, played by Pomeranc, and adapted from the book of the same name by Joshua's father Fred.


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