Pawn Sacrifice

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire, whose players have dominated the game for decades. The film chronicles Fisher's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. Features a showboat performance from Tobey Maguire as the increasingly disturbed Fischer, along with a more composed one from Liev Schreiber as the taciturn Spassky.  Salon.com

Year: 2014
Genre: Drama, True Stories, Biography
Country: USA
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Robin Weigert
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language and sexual references.
Location in store: Drama - True Story



Permanent Collection

For in-store pickup reservations please call 03 3650 615


The Chess Players (1977)

Lucknow 1856, two nawabs play chess incessantly while the rule of the province becomes increasingly...

Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993)

Aka 'Innocent Moves'. This remarkable film is based on the true story of prodigy Josh Waitzkin, a 7-...

The Luzhin Defence (2000)

From a novel by Vladimir Nabokov comes this intriguing film that has John Turturro as a Russian ches...

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)

In May 1997 Garry Kasparov, widely regarded as the greatest chess player the world has ever seen, pl...

Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

In 1972, America was chess-obsessed. The Soviet Union used chess to demonstrate its intellectual sup...