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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sanderson
Capt. Frank Sedman
Det. Andy Wagner
Codie Lucas Wilbee ...
David, 9 Years Old
Joshua Murray ...
Peter, 14 Years Old (as Josh Murray)
Megan Leitch ...
Grandmaster Lutz
Jeremy Edmonds (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Erica Sanderson (as Katherine Isobel)
Debi Rutlege
Steve Nolan


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 <>

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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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Release Date:

22 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Face to Face  »

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$923,418 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Christopher Lambert came onto this film after production was completed on his previous film "Highlander II: The Quickening". See more »


After the 'carefully' murder, there is an attempted murder on Kathy. And somewhere later on, he is taken into custody and writes the words on the blackboard, all six: Remember Eventually Revenge Is Carefully Arranged. But the Arranged murder never happens. See more »


Kathy Sheppard: [On why the killer attacked her in the asylum] What if he came he because he's a patient? An out patient?
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References Night Moves (1975) See more »


Fool That I Am
Composed by Floyd Hunt (as Hunt) (Intersong USA)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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The best American giallo !
25 March 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

The best American Giallo (Italian Argento-like thriller) is made by a German guy ! It definitely is a giallo-like movie, mostly because of its secluded location and the almost-supernatural feel of the killer's presence, denoted by the eerie flash of his camera (though the bloodshed is avoided : I have nothing against gory violence, but it would seem out of place in this one.) I don't see any reference to "Seven", but scary thrillers have been before. Avoid at all costs pan&scanned version.

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