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Knight Moves (1992)

A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »

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David, 9 Years Old
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Grandmaster Lutz
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Jeremy Edmonds (as Ferdinand Mayne)
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Erica Sanderson (as Katherine Isobel)
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Debi Rutlege
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Steve Nolan
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A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer urging him to try and figure out the game, he cooperates with police and a psychologist to try and catch the killer, but doubts linger about the grandmaster's innocence as the string of grisly murders continues. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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In a game of life and death... one wrong move could be his last... See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Face to Face  »

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$923,418 (USA)
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Trivia

Due to Christopher Lambert's popularity in Europe, the film was released theatrically first in the UK, Asia and Australia before being sent to the theaters in the US. See more »

Goofs

Midway through the film Peter Sanderson and Frank Sedman are conferring with a computer whiz. When we see a full view of the table that the men are standing around it's not Sedman but Tom Skerritt's stand-in - his face is in full view. See more »

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Peter Sanderson: Computers... that's the way you got into Randall's Roxford's records... You can get into anything
David: Yes I can... Including your mind! I'm in there right now aren't I Peter? I'll always be with you no matter how disturbed I get
David: You think that I put you through some BIG ORDEAL? It is nothing compared to what you have caused me! In your eyes, I was just another small town boy to be crushed beneath the shoes of the great child genius.
Peter Sanderson: Nothing I could have done to you, nothing warrants what you did.
David: ...
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References Night Moves (1975) See more »

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I Put A Spell On You
Composed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Hawkins)/Herb Slotkin (as Slotkin) (United Artists)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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CheckMate!
30 August 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

On the advice of some the comments I read here on the IMDB site, I picked up a $4.99 on sale wide screen DVD of this film. This film is an outstanding and extremely well written dark, disturbing murder thriller. I was amazed not expecting it to be this good! It does remind me a lot of the early 1970's Dario Argento films with it's black gloved razor blade clutching killer, oddball characters and film style. Set on an isolated island off the coast of British Columbia during a world chess championship, the killer is murdering the locals leaving scrawled blood drenched clues above their beds as he murders by chess moves. Christopher Lambert is one of the eccentric chess players drawn into the mystery who may(or may not)himself be the culprit. The clues in this movie stand up for any mystery lover and it was fun to try to solve the riddles presented and figure out who-dun-it. This is definately Lambert's best film role as he delivers a feverish performance. Last 20 minutes you will be on the edge of your seat as the film rushes to it's chilling and VERY exciting finale. The final camera "flash" shot (see the film then you will know what I am referring too) and last line spoken was a brilliant way to end this really great mystery thriller. This film was only fairly received upon it's initial release and most people have never even heard of it. I recommend this movie very highly for those who like an intelligent mystery that relies on mood, stylish directing and a well written script. 10/10 this movie blew me away!


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