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Searching for Bobby Fischer / Paramount Pictures presents ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; produced by Scott Rudin and William Horberg ; directed by Steven Zaillian.

Zaillian, Steven, (screenwriter.). Rudin, Scott, 1958- (film producer,, film director.). Horberg, William, (film producer.). Mantegna, Joe, (actor.). Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- (actor.). Allen, Joan, 1956- (actor.). Waitzkin, Fred. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Searching for Bobby Fischer. (Added Author). Paramount Pictures Corporation, (presenter.). Warner Home Video (Firm), (film distributor.). Joe Mantegna, Laurence Fishburne, Joan Allen. (Cast).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, 2013
  • Distributor: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Based upon the book by Fred Waitzkin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
"This disc is expected to play back in DVD video 'play only' devices, and may not play back in other DVD devices, including records and PC drives"--Container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Conrad L. Hall ; editor, Wayne Wahrman ; music composer, James Horner.
Participant or Performer Note:
Joe Mantegna, Laurence Fishburne, Joan Allen.
Summary, etc.:
Fred Waitzkin, a sportswriter who dreams his 7-year-old son Josh will grow up to play baseball. One day in the park with his mother, Josh displays more than talent, he has a gift. Sensing his son is a future champion, Fred places Josh under the tutelage of a strict chess teacher. But when Josh suddenly starts to lose, his parents must confront their own motivations, and recognize what Josh prizes more than winning; his family's love.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG; for thematic elements.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital surround.
Language Note:
English or French dialogue; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Fischer, Bobby, 1943-2008 > Childhood and youth > Drama.
Chess players > Family relationships > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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