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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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David, 9 Years Old
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Peter, 14 Years Old (as Josh Murray)
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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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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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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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$923,418 (USA)
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Christopher Lambert and Diane Lane were a married couple in real life at the time and hadn't been married since 1985, but were later divorced in 1994. 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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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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Fool That I Am
Composed by Floyd Hunt (as Hunt) (Intersong USA)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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Neo-Hitchcockian thriller
9 April 2000 | by (VA) – See all my reviews

"Knight Moves" is an okay thriller in "the Hitchcockian tradition." Christopher Lambert plays a chessmaster who becomes the prime suspect in a string of murders in a New England town, which doubles as the site of a chess tournament. What I enjoyed in "Knight" was the directing of Carl Schenkel Scenes such as the opening flashback sequence(beautifully shot in black and white), the use of both light and dark, and the climatic scene makes this a taut psychological thriller. If there is one aspect I disliked, it was the dumb detectives played by Baldwin and Skeritt.


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