Knight Moves (1993)




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This murder mystery from director Carl Schenkel stars Christopher Lambert (Highlander) as Peter Sanderson, an expert chess champion. When a woman Sanderson has recently slept with is among several women brutally murdered at a chess tournament, he becomes a suspect. But when the murderer contacts Sanderson and informs him that he's set up a maniacal human chess game, he realizes that he'll have to beat the murderer to stop the killings and clear his own name. Diane Lane plays a psychologist who falls for Sanderson, and Tom Skerritt is the local sheriff investigating the case. Knight Moves won the Critics Award at the 1992 Cognac Film Festival.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Christopher Lambert
as Peter Sanderson
Diane Lane
as Kathy Sheppard
Tom Skerritt
as Frank Sedman
Daniel Baldwin
as Andy Wagner
Arthur Brauss
as Yurilivich
Sam Malkin
as Doctor Fulton
Katharine Isobel
as Erica Sanderson
Codie Lucas Wilbee
as David (age 9)
Josh Murray
as Peter (age 14)
Don Thompson
as Father
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Jeremy Edmonds
Megan Leitch
as Mother
Alex Diakun
as Grandmaster Ltz
Mark Wilson
as Newscaster
Kehli O'Byrne
as Debi Rutledge
Blu Mankuma
as Steve Nolan
Monica Marko
as Miss Greenwell
Walter Marsh
as Chess President
Suzy Carby
as Desk Clerk
Sam Making
as Dr. Fulton
Elizabeth Baldwin
as Christie Eastman
Dwight McFee
as Technician
Holly Chester
as Officer No. 2
Pat Bermel
as 1st Officer
Rachel Hayward
as Last Victim
Elizabeth Barclay
as Lorraine Olson
Deryl Hayes
as Officer Harton
Marilyn Norry
as Homesearcher
Aundrea MacDonald
as Mary Albert
Freda Perry
as Attractive Girl
Thomas Heaton
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Knight Moves

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Pulp thriller for Lambert fans.

September 14, 2003

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Knight Moves


(**): [img][/img] A near guilty pleasure. I was entertained with it but it is too silly for me to actually recommend it.


** (out of four) Uneven thriller about several ritual-like murders that occur during a chess tournament at a ritzy ocean-side resort. All the clues point to one of the players.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Better than I was expecting it to be, it has some very intense moments and for the most part, it is interesting. There are a few lulls along the way though. The performances are fine.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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