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Knight Moves (1992)

A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer ... See full summary »

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A chess grandmaster is in a big tournament, and when his lover is found painted up and the blood drained out of her body he becomes a chief suspect. After he gets a call from the killer urging him to try and figure out the game, he cooperates with police and a psychologist to try and catch the killer, but doubts linger about the grandmaster's innocence as the string of grisly murders continues. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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When genius becomes twisted...Murder becomes the ultimate game [uk video cover] See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Face to Face  »

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$923,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,668,149
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Christopher Lambert and Diane Lane were a married couple in real life at the time and had been married since 1985, but were later divorced in 1994. See more »

Goofs

Midway through the film Peter Sanderson and Frank Sedman are conferring with a computer whiz. When we see a full view of the table that the men are standing around it's not Sedman but Tom Skerritt's stand-in - his face is in full view. See more »

Quotes

Grandmater Lutz: You're acting like a superstitious schoolboy, Peter. What's next, incense and Rosary beads?
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Features Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) See more »

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Fool That I Am
Composed by Floyd Hunt (as Hunt) (Intersong USA)
Performed by Carol Kenyon
Produced by Anne Dudley
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Who-Dun-It?
19 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really liked this movie a lot. Very well written murder mystery with clues that are fair and sort of a scary movie to boot! It really keeps you guessing right to the last scene who is the disturbed murderer. Set on an island off Canada at a world chess tournament, where the killer is murdering his or her (I won't spill the beans!) victims by chess moves taken by the players. Every one and I mean everyone, is a suspect as the cast gets whittled down by the killer leading to a heart pounding climax. Nice photography with a creepy opening scene. If you like to play Sherlock Holmes or just like an edge of your seat mystery thriller you will enjoy this movie a lot. I guarentee you will keep changing your guess to who the killer is many times while watching this.....but use your little gray cells and follow the clues! Neat flick!


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