Pawn Sacrifice Movie

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Who's Involved:

Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Steven Knight, Ed Zwick, Jenno Topping, Robin Weigert, Lily Rabe, Conrad Pla, Gail Katz

Release Date:

Friday, September 18, 2015 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 56 m

Plot: What's the story about?

In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, PAWN SACRIFICE chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.

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Crew: Who's making Pawn Sacrifice

A look at the Pawn Sacrifice behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ed Zwick last directed Trial by Fire and Love and Other Drugs. The film's writer Steven Knight last wrote Locked Down and Serenity.


Ed Zwick


Steven Knight


Gail Katz
Tobey Maguire
Jenno Topping

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Production: What we know about Pawn Sacrifice

Key Facts

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

Filming Timeline

On or about February 15, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

On or about October 19, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Being prepped to begin production in late 2013.

On or about August 16, 2012, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Being prepped to begin production in early 2013.

On or about February 24, 2010, the film was in Announced status.

Pawn Sacrifice Release Date: When was it released?

Pawn Sacrifice was released in 2015 on Friday, September 18, 2015 (Limited release). There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Black Mass, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Captive.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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