Pawn (2007)

Slacker meets Philosopher in a match of wits and strategy as Devin tries to find himself and save his marriage by week's end before his disappointed wife, Janet, reaches her wit's end and files for divorce.


Shawn Schaffer


Shawn Schaffer


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Cast overview:
Hal Hughes Hal Hughes ... Devin Marx
Amelia Wargo Amelia Wargo ... Janet Raines
Michael J. Cannon Michael J. Cannon ... Benjamin Harris
Chris Higgins Chris Higgins ... Stan Pierce
Kevin Craig West ... Professor Charles Turner
Don Squire Don Squire ... Richard Raines
Ellen Williams Ellen Williams ... Margaret Raines
Meghan Doherty Meghan Doherty ... Lace
Wilfred Smith Wilfred Smith ... Craig Marx
Victor DiMaria Victor DiMaria ... Michael


Devin thought that finishing college was a destination, not a point of departure. So for him, life has been made difficult by the fact that everything didn't fall into his lap when he got his degree. An extended period of professional inactivity has put a strain on his marriage with his wife, Janet, who is fed up with him and is preparing to file for divorce if he doesn't shape up. To clear his head, Devin jogs through a nearby park. It is here that he meets Benjamin, an eccentric old man that Devin sees playing chess everyday he jogs. Out of curiosity, Devin sits to play a game with Benjamin. A friendship between the two blossoms as Benjamin uses the game of chess to teach Devin important life lessons to motivate and inspire him to put his life back together. But even with Devin receiving this new sense of determination from this unlikely mentor, is it too little, too late for Devin? As we explore Devin and Janet's relationship, in the past and present, can Devin ensure that it will ... Written by Shawn Schaffer

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Release Date:

23 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, New York, USA See more »

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Bishop Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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