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Searching for Bobby Fischer
Director: Steven Zaillian (Dir)
Release Date:   1993
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 11 Aug 1993; New York opening: week of 11 Aug 1993
Duration (in mins):   111
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Cast:   Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc)  
    Joe Mantegna (Fred Waitzkin)  
    Joan Allen (Bonnie Waitzkin)  
    Ben Kingsley (Bruce Pandolfini)  
    Laurence Fishburne (Vinnie)  

Production Company: Mirage  
Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures Corp. (A Viacom Company)
Director: Steven Zaillian (Dir)
Producer: Scott Rudin (Prod)
  William Horberg (Prod)
  Sydney Pollack (Exec prod)
Writer: Steven Zaillian (Scr)
Photography: Conrad L. Hall (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: David Gropman (Prod des)
Film Editor: Wayne Wahrman (Film ed)
Music: James Horner (Mus comp)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the book Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin (New York, 1988).
Authors: Fred Waitzkin

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Paramount Pictures Corporation 24/8/1993 dd/mm/yyyy PA665798

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Genre: Drama

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   11 Aug 1993   p. 1.
New York Times   11 Aug 1993   p. 13.
Variety   16 Aug 1993   p. 39.

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