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Knight Moves (1992)

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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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Carl Schenkel

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Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Codie Lucas Wilbee Codie Lucas Wilbee ... David, 9 Years Old
Joshua Murray Joshua Murray ... Peter, 14 Years Old (as Josh Murray)
Frank C. Turner ... Doctor
Don Thompson ... Father
Megan Leitch ... Mother
Christopher Lambert ... Peter Sanderson
Alex Diakun ... Grandmaster Lutz
Ferdy Mayne ... Jeremy Edmonds (as Ferdinand Mayne)
Katharine Isabelle ... Erica Sanderson (as Katherine Isobel)
Mark Wilson ... Newscaster
Kehli O'Byrne ... Debi Rutlege
Daniel Baldwin ... Det. Andy Wagner
Tom Skerritt ... Capt. Frank Sedman
Blu Mankuma ... Steve Nolan
Monica Marko Monica Marko ... Miss Greenwell
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

When genius becomes twisted...Murder becomes the ultimate game [uk video cover] See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to Face See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$923,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,668,149
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Lambert and Diane Lane were a married couple in real life at the time and had been married since 1985, but were later divorced in 1994. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Sedman interviews Sanderson after the murder of Debi Rutlege he states that she is not listed in the directory. Yet when Kathy later goes through Sandersons directory to look for a pizza place there is an entry for Debi Rutlege which Sanderson has marked. See more »

Quotes

Detective Wagner: Oh, we wouldn't want someone's death to interfere with your games. What was your relationship with her?
Peter Sanderson: Causal.
Detective Wagner: Causal? You were boning her, weren't you?
Peter Sanderson: It wasn't serious. What's your prolem?
Detective Wagner: You are. I don't like you.
Peter Sanderson: Fine, don't ask me out on a date.
Detective Wagner: Don't worry, I won't. I've seen how your dates end up.
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Alternate Versions

The European cut of the film runs approximately 11 minutes longer and goes into greater detail about the relationship between Peter and his dead wife. Several of the dialogue scenes also run longer. The US cut was shortened to speed up the pace and make the film more action-packed. See more »

Connections

References Night Moves (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

I Put A Spell On You
Composed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Hawkins)/Herb Slotkin (as Slotkin) (United Artists)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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Who-Dun-It?
19 August 2003 | by irishcoffee630See all my reviews

I really liked this movie a lot. Very well written murder mystery with clues that are fair and sort of a scary movie to boot! It really keeps you guessing right to the last scene who is the disturbed murderer. Set on an island off Canada at a world chess tournament, where the killer is murdering his or her (I won't spill the beans!) victims by chess moves taken by the players. Every one and I mean everyone, is a suspect as the cast gets whittled down by the killer leading to a heart pounding climax. Nice photography with a creepy opening scene. If you like to play Sherlock Holmes or just like an edge of your seat mystery thriller you will enjoy this movie a lot. I guarentee you will keep changing your guess to who the killer is many times while watching this.....but use your little gray cells and follow the clues! Neat flick!


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