Searching for Bobby Fischer


1h 50m 1993

Brief Synopsis

True story about a young chess prodigy.

Film Details

Also Known As
À la recherche de Bobby Fischer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Kim Maitland; Sanjay Mehta
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

True story about a young chess prodigy.

Crew

Jim Adler

Production Assistant

Robert Albertell

Production Assistant

Alexis Alexanian

Production Coordinator

Michael Anderson

Lighting Technician

Dale Ashcraft

Rights & Clearances

Bruce Atwater

Grip

A Bahr

Song

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Roger Baron

Set Decorator

Guenter Bartlik

Scenic Artist

Lorelei Bearss

Production Assistant

Joanna Belonsky

Production Assistant

Joanne Belonsky

Art Assistant

Joel Benjamin

Other

Maria T. Bierniak

Assistant Location Manager

Pat Bietz

Foley Editor

Julie A. Bloom

Assistant Director

Noah Blough

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Bornstein

Music

Gary Bourgeois

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ralph Brandofino

Photography

Conrad V Brink

Props Assistant

Kevin Brink

Props Assistant

Ellie Brooks

Apprentice Editor

Richard A Brown

Photography

Vinnie Brown

Song

Michael J Burke

Lighting Technician

Richard Burton

Sound Effects Editor

James Cameron

Grip

Brandon Camp

Assistant

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Katrina Cerio

Assistant

Carol Chambors

Production Assistant

Kim Chow

Wardrobe

Tammy Quinn Clarke

Assistant Production Coordinator

David Coatsworth

Unit Production Manager

Yvonne Collins

Camera Trainee

Kenneth Conners

Chief Lighting Technician

Ciaran Copelin

Photography

Thierry Couturier

Sound Effects Editor

David Crone

Steadicam Operator

Dennis Davenport

Assistant Art Director

Daniel R Davis

Art Director

Robert Dawson

Titles

John Debney

Music

Cesare Digiulio

Grip

Roman Dzindzichashvili

Other

Edwin A Effrein

Photography

Paul Elliot

Hair Stylist

Roy Elliston

Rigging Grip

Russ Engels

Chief Lighting Technician

Bill Farley

Hair Stylist

Stuart Feldman

Dga Trainee

Jonathan Filley

Unit Production Manager

Brian Fitzsimons

Grip

Lou Forestieri

Song

Freddie Foxxx

Song Performer

Freddie Foxxx

Song

John Fundus

Boom Operator

Dennis Gamiello

Key Grip

Walter Gasparovic

Assistant Director

Leslie Gaulin

Foley Editor

Paul Gebbia

Makeup Artist

Tina Gerussi

Casting

Deborah Gibson

Production Assistant

Linda Gill

Makeup Artist

Keir Gist

Song

Anthony Gittelson

Assistant Director

Henry J Golas

Assistant

Jan Gordon

Assistant Location Manager

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Susanna Graves

Production Assistant

David Gropman

Production Designer

Daniel K Grosso

On-Set Dresser

Tony Guerin

Photography

Robert S Hahn

Camera Operator

Robert S Hahn

Photography

Bob Hall

Special Effects

Conrad Hall

Other

Conrad Hall

Director Of Photography

Ian Hall

Art Assistant

James Halpenny

Construction Coordinator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Burtt Harris

Assistant Director

Kerry Hayes

Photography

Michele Heilbrun

Casting Associate

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Ron Hewitt

Props Assistant

Marc Hirschfeld

Steadicam Operator

Perry Hoffman

Photography

Elizabeth Holder

Wardrobe Assistant

Elizabeth Holder

Production Assistant

William Horberg

Producer

James Horner

Music

James Horner

Music Conductor

Edward Iacobelli

Transportation Captain

Doug Ingle

Carpenter

Chris Ingram

Assistant Sound Editor

Fred Ionson

Transportation Coordinator

Scott Jackson

Foley Editor

Delroy P. Jarrett

Lighting Technician

Nils Johnson

Video Playback

Debra Kahn

Assistant Editor

Fred Kamping

Location Manager

Nathan Kaproff

Music Contractor

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Gregory Keen

Art Director

Shelly Keiser

Production Assistant

Denis Kirkham

On-Set Dresser

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

John Kuegel

Production Assistant

Patricia Lambkin

Assistant Editor

David Lee

Sound Mixer

Kris Lefcoe

Production Assistant

Cathy Lew

Production Assistant

Frank Loesser

Song

Ryan Lord

Production Assistant

John B Lowry

Grip

Grant Lucibello

Assistant Director

James Maccammon

Chief Lighting Technician

Bobby Mackston

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Magill

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Dennis Maitland

Sound Mixer

Kim Maitland

Cable Operator

Scott Mansfield

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Christopher Maya

Set Decorator

Pat Mccaffery

Construction Coordinator

Douglas A Mclean

Production Designer

Kirsteen Mclean

Production Assistant

Mara Mcsweeny

Production Coordinator

Lisa Medwid

Assistant

Sanjay Mehta

Cable Operator

Scott Millan

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ann Miller

Property Master

Veronica Miller

Accountant

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutter

Brian Montague

Chief Lighting Technician

Hugh Montgomerie

Grip

Lynel L Moore

Assistant Editor

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Gary Muller

Photography

Shawn Murphy

Music Scoring Mixer

Paul O'bryan

Assistant Sound Editor

John E Oliver

Song

Harald Ortenburger

Camera Operator

Donna Ostroff

Assistant

Bruce Pandolfini

Technical Advisor

Thomas Pasatieri

Original Music

Andrew W Peart

Camera Trainee

Don Petrie

Accountant

Sydney Pollack

Executive Producer

Elmo Ponsdomenech

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Priestley

Camera Operator

Rick Raphael

Steadicam Operator

J Ray

Song

Rotten Razkals

Song Performer

Herb Reischl

Generator Operator

Ron Renzetti

Dolly Grip

Robert C Rice

Grip

Vic Rigler

Property Master

Walter Rivera

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ronald Roose

Editor

Juan Ros

Assistant Director

Catherine Rowe

Foley Artist

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Arthur Rowsell

Assistant Costume Designer

Scott Rudin

Producer

Mark Sadusky

Assistant Editor

Gerard Sava

Photography

Karl Schneider

Painter

Suzanne Schwarzer

Assistant Costume Designer

Stephen Sebert

Video Playback

Kim Secrist

Sound Effects Editor

Pete Seeger

Song Performer

Norto Sepulveda

Adr Editor

Steve Shewchuk

Set Decorator

Kamran Shirazi

Other

Tanya Shuster

Wardrobe Assistant

Jane Sonders

Production Assistant

Mike Stanwick

Color Timer

Edie Steiner

Production Assistant

Jim Sternberg

Accountant

Beth Sterner

Supervising Sound Editor

Daniel Strol

Location Manager

Steve Switzer

Boom Operator

Randal Tambling

Grip

Rose Tedesco

Assistant Director

Robert Tenaglia

Transportation Captain

Todd Thaler

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Mike Thompson

Assistant

Robert Topol

Charge Scenic Painter

James C Traynor

Production Assistant

Rose Trimarco Cuervo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Patti Unger

Wardrobe Assistant

Donald Voegeli

Song

Wayne Wahrman

Editor

Fred Waitzkin

Book As Source Material

James Walsh

Lighting Technician

Peter Watson

Assistant Editor

Julie Weiss

Costume Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
À la recherche de Bobby Fischer
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Kim Maitland; Sanjay Mehta
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1993

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States on Video July 13, 1994

Released in United States Summer August 11, 1993

Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Retro) January 9-20, 2003.

Acting debut for chess champion Max Pomeranc.

Directorial debut for screenwriter Steven Zaillian.

Began shooting June 30, 1992.

Completed shooting October 6, 1992.

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Retro) January 9-20, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video July 13, 1994

Released in United States Summer August 11, 1993

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.)