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Geri's Game (1997)

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Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

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In a park, an old man is playing a game of chess against himself; he's physically moving from side to side as he plays from white to black. As the game progresses, the two sides of himself become individual and distinct players, "white" being the pensive and thoughtful side, "black" being the aggressive hard hitting side. But as the game looks to be coming to a conclusion, white makes a surprisingly aggressive move which could change what looked to be the obvious outcome of the game. Written by Huggo

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Director Jan Pinkava loosely based the main character on his grandfather who was a keen chess player. See more »

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At the 2.24 mark there are two Geri's when in fact there should only be one. See more »

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Not only for chess players.
5 January 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Geri's Game is the best life like animated short so far in Pixar collection of short films. I saw this before the main feature (A Bug's Life). A light hearted look at an old man who plays chess. The pieces look real that they seem to be better than the chess set I own.


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