Pawn Sacrifice


Tobey Maguire
Bobby Fischer

Liev Schreiber
Boris Spassky

Conrad Pla
Carmine Nigro

MPAA Rating
PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and historical smoking.
1 hour, 56 minutes

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At the height of the Cold War, American chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) is locked in a gripping championship match against the Soviet grandmaster, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). Based on the remarkable true story, this captivating drama from director Edward Zwick and screenwriter Steven Knight chronicles Fischer's struggle to overcome his psychological demons as he tries to become the first US world champion in what has been called "The Match of the Century". official plot version from

Additional Notes

  • Based on the true story of Bobby Fischer.
  • Follows famed and troubled American chess champion Bobby Fischer.