In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world. Written by
In 1972, Bobby Fischer faced the Soviet Union in the greatest chess match ever played. On the board he fought the Cold War. In his mind he fought his madness.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking
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Did You Know?
Both Tobey Maguire and Liev Schrieber have played Marvel comic book characters before starring together in this film. Maguire played Peter Parker/Spider-Man from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and Schrieber played Sabertooth/Victor Creed from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. See more
The auditorium's emergency exit signs in multiple shots are modern designs not utilized in 1972 when the film takes place. See more