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)
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  »

Box Office


$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 »


During the fight scene with the water coming down, you can see a crew member with his camera covered in a clear tarp on the right side of the screen. See more »


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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Fool That I Am
Composed by Floyd Hunt (as Hunt) (Intersong USA)
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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