6.2/10
4,987
58 user 9 critic

The Coldest Game (2019)

TV-MA | | Thriller | 8 February 2020 (USA)
Trailer
1:57 | Trailer
During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.

Director:

Lukasz Kosmicki

Writers:

Lukasz Kosmicki, Marcel Sawicki (Writer) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
685 ( 171)
3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Pullman ... Joshua Mansky
Lotte Verbeek ... Agent Stone
James Bloor ... Agent White
Robert Wieckiewicz ... PKiN Director
Aleksey Serebryakov ... General Krutov
Corey Johnson ... Donald Novak
Nicholas Farrell ... G. Moran
Evgeniy Sidikhin ... Alexander Gavrylov
Cezary Kosinski ... John Gift
Aleksandr Lobanov Aleksandr Lobanov ... Adjutant to Krutov
Wojciech Mecwaldowski ... Master of Ceremony
Magdalena Boczarska ... Gienia
Andy Beckwith ... Taxi Driver
John Benfield ... Dr. Peter
Ludwik Borkowski ... Makarov
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A rebel revolutionary against Franquist's dictatorship who turns deaf after a failed sabotage tries to escape from the military forces who prosecute him.

Director: Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas
Stars: Asier Etxeandia, Marian Álvarez, Hugo Silva
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Things grow more and more desperate, and ridiculous, as three heroin addicts drive all over Los Angeles in search of what they need.

Director: Tommy Swerdlow
Stars: Patricia Castelo Branco, Dennice Cisneros, David Darmstetter
Sordo (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Marcos Martínez
Stars: Marisa di Chiazza, Nelson Floridia, Florencia Franco
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.

Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin
Who Killed Malcolm X? (2019–2020)
Documentary | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Activist Abdur-Rahman Muhammad begins his own investigation into the perplexing details surrounding the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

Stars: Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, Muhammad A. Aziz, Zak A. Kondo
Lost Girls (2020)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Director: Liz Garbus
Stars: Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, Gabriel Byrne
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe
Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder
Puerta 7 (TV Series 2020)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An unflinching exploration of Argentina's infamous soccer "barra bravas," bare torso-ed soccer fans feared by the public and even police responsible for fatalities at soccer matches.

Stars: Dolores Fonzi, Esteban Lamothe, Carlos Belloso
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

"Icarus" is the true story of Mieczyslaw "Mietek" Kosz, a Polish jazz pianist who died in tragic circumstances and whose life we see through select episodes depicting the most influential ... See full summary »

Director: Maciej Pieprzyca
Stars: Dawid Ogrodnik, Cyprian Grabowski, Piotr Adamczyk
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A cop returns to the job. A serial killer too returns to the job.

Director: Daniel Calparsoro
Stars: Belén Rueda, Javier Rey, Aura Garrido
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 1999, after losing his son in a drug-related shooting in New Orleans and lacking answers from police, a small town pharmacist - Dan Schneider - beats the odds when he embarks on a dogged... See full summary »

Spectros (TV Series 2020)
Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A group of teenagers gets unintentionally involved in a conflict between Japanese Shinto ghosts and Brazilian witchcraft.

Stars: Cláudia Okuno, Danilo Mesquita, Mariana Sena

Photos

Edit

Storyline

Playing a major chess match in Warsaw against the Russian champion, brilliant but forgotten former US champion, and alcoholic, Josh Mansky is sucked into the world of espionage and conflict between the world's superpowers. As the military crisis escalates the chess match takes on unimaginable importance. The Americans are in danger of losing both games - the chess game and the one for world domination. Written by ron_whisky

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

chess | cold war | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Jeden ruch moze zmienic historie

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lead actor William Hurt broke his leg in an off-set accident a few days after filming started. The injury was so bad that he had to be replaced by actor Bill Pullman. See more »

Goofs

The American flag is displayed improperly on the wall during the chess match. According to US flag etiquette, the blue star field should always be displayed in the upper left hand corner when the flag is hung on a wall. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: In the early 1960s, U.S. - Soviet realtions are the worst in the history of the Cold War. After the Cuban Revolution, Soviet troops are only 100 miles from Florida.
Title Card: In October 1962, President Kennedy is informed of silos built in Cuba and increased Soviet military activity. It looks like preparations for war.
Title Card: A global war.
Title Card: A nuclear global war.
See more »

Soundtracks

Przepióreczka
Arranged by Tadeusz Sygietynski
Lyrics by Mira Ziminska-Sygietynska
Performed by Zespól Piesni i Tanca Mazowsze
See more »

User Reviews

 
Good cold war entertainment.
23 February 2020 | by corteseconsultingSee all my reviews

I watched this largely because it was pointed out to me by someone who knows I'm a big chess addict.

Clearly there are a lot of liberties taken here, kind of mixing the 1972 Fischer match with the 1962 Cuban situation, but I believe this artistic license was justified. Just do not go into the movie expecting historical accuracy in the chess sense. Reviewers who gave really bad reviews based on that are entirely missing the point.

A decent watch.

7.5


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 58 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Poland | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

8 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coldest Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed