Director: Edward Zwick Run Time: 124 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2015
Starring: Lily Rabe, Live Schreiber, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Sophie Nélisse, Tobey Maguire
In 1972, Bobby Fischer faced the Soviet Union in the greatest chess match ever played. On the board he fought the Cold War. In his mind he fought his madness.
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.