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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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It started as a game. It turned into a battle. Then, it went out of control. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The video game in which Peter Sanderson defeats the CPU opponent is Battle Chess (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 »

Quotes

Kathy Sheppard: [On why the killer attacked her in the asylum] What if he came here because he's really a patient? An out patient?
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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

Fool That I Am
Composed by Floyd Hunt (as Hunt) (Intersong USA)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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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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Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Face to Face See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$459,900, 24 January 1993

Gross USA:

$923,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$923,418
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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