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Searching for Bobby Fischer (11-Aug-1993)

Director: Steven Zaillian

Writer: Steven Zaillian

Based on a book: Searching for Bobby Fischer: The World of Chess, Observed by the Father of a Child Prodigy by Fred Waitzkin

Music Composed by: James Horner

Producers: Scott Rudin; William Horberg

Keywords: Drama, Chess, Boy Genius, New York

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joan Allen
20-Aug-1956   Mother in Pleasantville
Laurence Fishburne
30-Jul-1961   The Matrix
Anthony Heald
25-Aug-1944   Scott Guber on Boston Public
Dan Hedaya
24-Jul-1940   Bestubbled character actor, Blood Simple
Ben Kingsley
31-Dec-1943   Gandhi
Laura Linney
5-Feb-1964   Meryl in The Truman Show
William H. Macy
13-Mar-1950   Fargo
Joe Mantegna
13-Nov-1947   David Rossi on Criminal Minds
Tom McGowan
26-Jul-1959   Kenny Daly on Frasier
Josh Mostel
21-Dec-1946   Jesus Christ Superstar
David Paymer
30-Aug-1954   Mr. Saturday Night
Austin Pendleton
27-Mar-1940   William Giles on Oz
Hal Scardino
25-Dec-1984   The Indian in the Cupboard
Tony Shalhoub
9-Oct-1953   Monk
Robert Stephens
14-Jul-1931 12-Nov-1995 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes


Ben Kingsley   ...   Bruce Pandolfini
Joe Mantegna   ...   Fred Waitzkin
Laurence Fishburne   ...   Vinnie
Joan Allen   ...   Bonnie Waitzkin
Robert Stephens   ...   Poe's Teacher
David Paymer   ...   Kalev
William H. Macy   ...   Tunafish Father
And Introducing
Max Pomeranc   ...   Josh Waitzkin
Austin Pendleton   ...   Asa Hoffman
Tony Shalhoub   ...   Chess Club Member
Josh Mostel   ...   Chess Club Regular
Dan Hedaya   ...   Tournament Director
Laura Linney   ...   School Teacher
Anthony Heald   ...   Fighting Parent
Michael Nirenberg   ...   Jonathan Poe
Hal Scardino   ...   Morgan
Vasek Simek   ...   Russian Park Player
Steven Randazzo   ...   Man of Many Signals
Chelsea Moore   ...   Katya Waitzkin
Josh Kornbluth   ...   Chess Club Regular
Tom McGowan   ...   Reporter
Ona Fletcher   ...   Reporter
Kamran Shirazi   ...   Himself
Joel Benjamin   ...   Himself
Roman Dzindzichashvili   ...   Himself
Jerry Poe McClinton   ...   Park Player
Matt De Matt Reines   ...   Night Park Player
Vincent Smith   ...   Washington Square Patzers
Jerry Rakow   ...   Washington Square Patzers
William Colgate   ...   Statistician
Tony De Santis   ...   Journalist
R. D. Reid   ...   Final Tournament Director
Anthony McGowen   ...   Park Dealer
Katya Waitzkin   ...   82nd Girl
Ryder Fleming-Jones   ...   Petey
Harris Krofchick   ...   Running Chess Kid
John Bourgeois   ...   Gym Parent
Maria Ricossa   ...   Gym Parent
Caroline Yeager   ...   Screaming Mom
Andrew Sardella   ...   Josh's Syracuse Opponent
Nathan Carter   ...   Josh's Teammate
Nicholas Taylor   ...   Birthday Friend
Jonathan Fazio   ...   Birthday Friend
Nicky Mellina   ...   Birthday Friend
Philip Neiman   ...   Birthday Friend
Elizabeth Gropman   ...   Birthday Friend


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