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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable,... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
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David Edmonds ...
Himself - Author
Anthony Saidy ...
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Susan Polgar ...
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David Shenk ...
Himself - Author
Gudmundur Thorarinsson ...
Himself - Match Organizer
Boris Spassky ...
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Mikhail Tal ...
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Garry Kasparov ...
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Mikhail Botvinnik ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Tigran Petrosian ...
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Russell Targ ...
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Larry Evans ...
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Shelby Lyman ...
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Fernand Gobet ...
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Harry Sneider ...
Himself - Personal Trainer
Harry Benson ...
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Paul Marshall ...
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Fridrick Olafsson ...
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Mik Magnusson ...
Himself - Newscaster
Saemi Palsson ...
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Clea Benson ...
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Lothar Schmid ...
Himself - Arbiter
Nikolai Krogius ...
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Asa Hoffman ...
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Regina Fischer ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Frank Brady ...
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Dick Schaap ...
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Zita Rajcsanyi ...
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Jeremy Schaap ...
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Kári Stefánsson ...
Himself (as Dr. Kari Stefansson)

Directed by

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Liz Garbus

Produced by

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Nancy Abraham ... senior producer
Stanley F. Buchthal ... producer
Dan Cogan ... executive producer
Nick Fraser ... executive producer
Julie Gaither ... line producer
Liz Garbus ... producer
Maya Kamila Hoffmann ... executive producer (as Maja Hoffmann)
Christopher Jorg ... co-producer
Matthew Justus ... producer
Rory Kennedy ... producer
David Koh ... co-producer
Serin Marshall ... associate producer
Sheila Nevins ... executive producer
Martin Pieper ... executive producer
Amy Schewel ... archive producer
Amy Shatsky-Gambrill ... line producer (as Amy Shatsky)

Music by

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Philip Sheppard

Cinematography by

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Robert Chappell

Film Editing by

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Michael Levine
Karen Schmeer

Editorial Department

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Lauren Barker ... assistant editor
Milan Boncich ... colorist
John Eremic ... supervising digital intermediate producer
T.J. Seiler ... digital intermediate assistant
Benjamin Moses Smith ... digital intermediate producer
Matt Sutter ... post-production assistant

Art Department

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Natella Kataev ... graphics person
Youngbum Kim ... graphics person
Brian Oakes ... director of graphics

Sound Department

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Neil Cedar ... dialogue editor
Jay Fisher ... sound editor
Arni Gustafsson ... sound
Stevie Haywood ... sound recordist
Mark Maloof ... sound recordist
Bill Marino ... re-recording mixer
Brian Miklas ... additional sound recordist
James David Redding III ... sound effects editor
Matthew Sutton ... sound

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Brian Oakes ... director of graphic design / director of motion graphics

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nick Bennett ... additional photography
Jonathan Devaney ... gaffer
Marco di Giulio ... gaffer
Ned Hallick ... gaffer (as Ned Hallack)
Kevin Hunt ... gaffer
Tom Hurwitz ... additional photography
John Romeo ... assistant camera
Buddy Squires ... additional photography

Location Management

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Peter Bjarnarsson ... locations: Iceland
Holly Carlson ... locations: London
Bjarni Fior Petursson ... locations: Iceland

Music Department

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Corina Belcea ... musician
Jim Boyd ... musician
Paul Cassidy ... musician
Geoff Foster ... engineer
Christy Gerhart ... music consultant
Janice Graham ... musician
Bonnie Greenberg ... music consultant
Richard Harwood ... musician
Magnus Johnson ... musician
Josephine Knight ... musician
Julian Leaper ... musician
Roger Linley ... musician
Belinda Mikhail ... musician
Philip Sheppard ... musician

Other crew

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Ardith Birchall ... office production assistant
Annabeth Bondor-Stone ... office production assistant
Frank Brady ... consultant
Jenile Brooks ... assistant to the producers
Michelle Capor ... office production assistant
Ashley Chaney ... office production assistant
David Cohen ... transcriptions
Victoria S. Cook ... legal services
Ed De Deliogly ... production assistant
Jacqueline Eckhouse ... legal services
Charles Farrell ... production assistant
Konstantin Garnov ... translator
Melissa Georges ... legal services
Meghan-Michele German ... office production assistant
Peter Golub ... translator
Walker Gunning ... office production assistant
Robin Hessman ... translator
Neil Lancey ... production assistant
Tina Leonard ... assistant to the producers
Nate Loehrke ... production assistant (as Kate Loehrke)
Catherine Love ... office production assistant
Mary Kelly Marscow ... production assistant
Sam Morrison ... production assistant
Colin Nusbaum ... production assistant
Boris Ostrer ... translator
Bjarni Fior Petursson ... production assistant
Amy Schewel ... archival producer
Mikaela Shwer ... office production assistant / production assistant
Steven Sunmor ... production assistant
Laura Torell ... bookkeeping
Victoria Vargas ... office production assistant
Patrick Wessel ... production assistant

Thanks

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Gigi Benson ... thanks
Fred Buchthal ... thanks
Claes Bucththal ... thanks
Lola Cohen ... thanks
Sammy Estimo ... thanks
Maryann Feierstein ... special thanks
Stephen Lash ... thanks
Penny Lewis ... thanks
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn ... thanks (as Jeanne Greenberg)
Stephen Sherrill ... thanks
Sigurjon Sighyatsson ... thanks
Karen Sim ... thanks
Rex Sinquefield ... thanks
Magnus Skulason ... thanks
Kate Taverna ... thanks
Eugene Torre ... thanks
Jinky Young ... thanks
Marilyn Young ... thanks
Jack Youngelson ... thanks (as Jack Yougelson)

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Plot Summary

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run. This film explores one of the most infamous and mysterious characters of the 20th century. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines The greatest match was in his mind. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bobby Fischer: Genius and Madman (United Kingdom)
  • 64 cases pour un génie: Bobby Fischer (France)
  • Zug um Zug in den Wahnsinn (Germany)
  • Bobby Fischer contra o Mundo (Brazil)
  • Bobby Fischer mot världen (Finland, Swedish title)
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  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Bobby Fischer passed away on 17th January 2008 in Reykjavik in Iceland after having been gravely ill. He made it to his 64th year, which was symbolic, as a chessboard has 64 squares. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.20 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Theme from Shaft See more »
Quotes Larry Evans - Former Champion: Reportedly, Fischer's last words were: "Nothing is so healing as the human touch".
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