SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER
Release Date: August 13, 1993
Starring: Joe Mantegna, Laurence
Fishburne, Joan Allen, Max
Pomeranc, & Ben Kingsley.
Runtime: 110 minutes
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: Steven Zaillian
Executive Producer: Sydney Pollack
Producer: Steven Zaillian
Writer: Scott Rudin & David Wisnievitz
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The relationship between Josh and his journalist father, Fred, is a touching one. When Fred recognizes his son's gift, he wants to encourage his son but not push him. After Josh loses an important match, his dad lets him know "It's okay, Josh; it's just a game." Noticeably on edge, Josh retorts: "No, it isn't!" The movie's subject is unusual, but its themes are universal: a child's discovery of what makes him special and a parent's loving possessiveness. These qualities, combined with excellent directing, acting and cinematography, will endear SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER to moviegoers. The film exemplifies the proverb "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:8).