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The Coldest Game (2019)

TV-MA | | Thriller | 8 February 2020 (USA)
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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 »
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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
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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

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Trivia

Though the story is fictional, the director Lukasz Kosmicki has two films about real-life espionage in his resume. In both of them he was the cinematographer. One is "Departament IV" (1996), a documentary about ideological warfare - about actions of the secret police, including surveillance, smear jobs and assassinations, against priests in Soviet-influenced Poland. The other is "Gry uliczne" (1996), a feature revolving around the real-life murder of anti-government activist Stanislaw Pyjas by the secret police. 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.
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Boogie Man Boogie
Music by Kenny Graham
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Bill Pullman was great. Netflix screwed up HUGE!!
9 February 2020 | by paulat111See all my reviews

First; Bill Pullman is always amazing. But truly shines when the role calls for a deeply sensitive, highly intelligent person with massive flaws. Second; the other actors and the writing were beyond average. THIRD; (and most important, to me) is that Netflix has not figured out an algorithm where one can see the non English speaking parts in subtitles without having the whole damn movie (english speaking parts included) in English subtitles. REALLY??? So disappointing that Netflix hasn't figured this crap out. Get it together. Other than that, I would say that this movie is worthy of a watch. But you will never remember it. It's not good enough.


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Release Date:

8 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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