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Knights of the South Bronx (2005)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama  |  6 December 2005 (USA)
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A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Richard's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Akin ...
Asst. Princpal Hill
Cameron Ansell ...
Jimmy's Opponent
Brandon Bally ...
Peach Thug #2
Parent #1
Brad Borbridge ...
Player #3
Cop #2


A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life. Written by Anonymous

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A boom mic is clearly visible in the shot of Kenya after she beats the girl from Boston as she is about to tell the girl that she played a good game. See more »


Richard: Now, give me my Queen back.
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Somewhat unbelievable chess fable . I loved it.
22 April 2013 | by (North East England) – See all my reviews

The director of this melodrama displays the customary tenuous grasp on how chess is played, and the mawkish sentimentality found in many an old school film. The actors do well to deliver the corny lines and represent the saintly kids of the Bronx.

Unfortunately I teach chess to kids in a school, voluntarily and not as part of any job, as do many chess teachers: and know that chess is the great underdog of the educational world. Hey, I'd be over the moon if some individual ever bunged in a quid or fiver to support the chess, never mind a few thousand dollars. So this film had me weeping uncontrollably all the way through, and I'd watch it again just to get in touch my emotions.

Kids, don't bang down on those clocks you'll break them, and Ted, don't swish the pieces at the and of the games, that would be the chess equivalent of spiking the football at the end of the game. OK, its only a film...sob, sob.

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