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Knight Moves (1992)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  22 January 1993 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Peter Sanderson
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Capt. Frank Sedman
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Det. Andy Wagner
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David, 9 Years Old
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Peter, 14 Years Old (as Josh Murray)
Frank C. Turner ...
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Grandmaster Lutz
Ferdy Mayne ...
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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When genius becomes twisted...Murder becomes the ultimate game [uk video cover] See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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The video game Erica plays is "Super Mario Bros." See more »

Goofs

When Erica is shown playing Super Mario Brothers on a PC, the moves she makes with the joystick as well as her keyboard tapping are inconsistent with what is shown on the PC monitor. In the next scene, she moves away from the PC but the game is still playing by itself. See more »

Quotes

David: Please, I don't want to get into the psychological aspects of my actions. It would detract from the game.
Peter Sanderson: How?
David: I couldn't say it better than Huxley.
Peter Sanderson: Well, Huxley's quote also says, "for his play is always fair and just."
David: So, is mine within the framework of my rules.
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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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Check(this out)Mate
9 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Knight Moves is one of the finest suspense movies I have ever viewed. The only thing you know for certain in this film is that one of the characters on screen is the killer. The interplay between Peter( Christopher Lambert) and Andy ( Daniel Baldwin) is perfection. Even using The Empress Hotel in Victoria BC for location gave this movie the right feel as a thriller.


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