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Knight Moves (1992)

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During a chess tournament, grand master Peter is suspected of murdering Debi after sex. He helps the police as the murders continue.

Director:

Carl Schenkel

Writer:

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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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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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 Erica is shown playing Super Mario Brothers 3 on a PC, the moves she makes with the joystick as well as her keyboard tapping are inconsistent with what is shown on the PC monitor. In the next scene, she moves away from the PC but the game is still playing by itself. 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

Features Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

I Put A Spell On You
Composed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Hawkins) and Herb Slotkin (as Slotkin) (United Artists)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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User Reviews

 
Builds up as a great movie but falls flat on the OK category
4 September 2018 | by CousinBaguncaSee all my reviews

Knight Moves starts as a clever movie about a murder investigation over some "Zodiac" wannabe. It's one of those movies where you'll only get your answers at the end-ish.

"End-ish" because, as the movie goes on, it seems like they couldn't keep up with their complicated murder plot, so they pretty much simplify things out.

In the end, an abrupt ending and a bunch of weird fight scenes sour out the movie.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to Face See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$459,900, 24 January 1993

Gross USA:

$923,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$923,418
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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