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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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In a game of life and death... one wrong move could be his last... See more »


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

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Country:

Germany | Canada | USA

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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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The video game in which Peter Sanderson defeats the CPU opponent is Battle Chess (1988). See more »

Goofs

Erica is seen playing Super Mario Bros.3 on the PC, but the game is not available on the PC. It was only released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10 and Game Boy Advance. See more »

Quotes

Peter Sanderson: What is this?
Kathy Sheppard: I'm just trying to get to know you better.
Peter Sanderson: By atacking me.
Kathy Sheppard: Attack you? You set your life up like one of your chessboards. YOu're impassable. You've become trapped behind your defenses. You're cut off from everybody around you.
Peter Sanderson: What are you talking about? You don't know me.
Kathy Sheppard: Does anyone?
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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 »

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Features Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) 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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Ambitious project however flawed!!!
18 January 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

After Highlander series Lambert got an average status and promissing actor who never walk on the top, Knight Moves was an ambitious project as thriller that turn up flawed for many reasons, unrealistic, too complex, endorsed by a really bad screemplay and finally overlong, the idea to revenge through a chess game seems be insane to start, some characters likes Daniel Baldwin's behavior is incompatible with a real cop, although this neo giallo won't disappoint tatally, but the final scenes on flooded basement is too implausible, this little mistakes taken away an auspicious picture, fine and hot sexy scenes neutralize something!!

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First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 6.5


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