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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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Codie Lucas Wilbee ... David, 9 Years Old
Joshua Murray ... Peter, 14 Years Old (as Josh Murray)
... Doctor
... Father
... Mother
... Peter Sanderson
... Grandmaster Lutz
... Jeremy Edmonds (as Ferdinand Mayne)
... Erica Sanderson (as Katherine Isobel)
... Newscaster
... Debi Rutlege
... Det. Andy Wagner
... Capt. Frank Sedman
... Steve Nolan
Monica Marko ... Miss Greenwell
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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 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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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Face to Face  »

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$923,418

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$13,668,149
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The video game Erica plays is Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988). See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene with the water coming down, you can see a crew member with his camera covered in a clear tarp on the right side of the screen. See more »

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Kathy Sheppard: You couldn't find your dick in a windstorm.
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Features Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) See more »

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Fool That I Am
Composed by Floyd Hunt (as Hunt) (Intersong USA)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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Excellent mystery who-dunnit!

Excellent film who-dunnit. The setting of a chess tournament as a backdrop for the various murders is unusual. Constantly kept guessing as to whether the "hero" is in fact the murderer, until the very end where the killer is revealed.

Christopher Lambert as the chess master plays out his anguish well as the evidence pointing to him builds to the point where the police believe he did it. The slips of the tongue from Lambert also give the impression he 'could' be the killer... But is he? Diane Lane is good as usual, not a lot is asked of Tom Skerrit so he doesn't give a lot as the police chief. Baldwin is good as the prejudiced cop who takes a serious dislike to Lambert's character.

Worth watching the first time for your own pleasure. Watch it a second time with someone who hasn't seen it before to see their reactions to the mystery!


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