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Knight Moves (film)

Knight Moves/Face to Face
DVD cover art
Directed by Carl Schenkel
Produced by Jean-Luc Defait
Ziad El Khoury
Dieter Geissler
Guy Collins
Gordon Mark
Written by Brad Mirman
Starring Christopher Lambert
Diane Lane
Tom Skerritt
Daniel Baldwin
Katharine Isabelle
Charles Bailey-Gates
Music by Anne Dudley
Cinematography Dietrich Lohmann
Edited by Norbert Herzner
Cineplex Odeon Films
Lamb Bear Entertainment
Cinevox Filmproduktion GmbH
Distributed by InterStar Releasing
Republic Pictures
Release dates
January 22, 1992 (Germany)
January 20, 1993 (USA)
Running time
105 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $13,668,149 (Worldwide)[1]

Knight Moves is a 1992 American thriller film, directed by Carl Schenkel and written by Brad Mirman, about a chess grandmaster who is accused of several grisly murders.[2]


  • Synopsis 1
  • Cast 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


They met only once, but back in 1972 David and Peter had left lasting impressions on one another, for one of them was stabbed continually with a fountain pen, leaving him with everlasting bodily scars. As for the other, his savage attack on his childhood opponent after his public humiliation and defeat was a catalyst that ended his parent's marriage, as his father left forever; his offspring discovered his mother dying, having been slashed with a broken bottle. This boy spent the next twenty years in and out of asylums and foster care. Now it seems he's become one of the youngest, most successful chess grandmasters in history. Brilliant if troubled widower with a precious daughter, he suddenly finds himself a suspect in his casual lover's murder. When more homicides occur Capt. Frank Sedman and his partner Det. Andy Wagner discover that a serial killer is at work on a Pacific Northwest island. With our chessmaster becoming more and more connected to the deaths, shrink Kathy Sheppard is brought in to figure out if this chess prodigy is as innocent as he claims to be.


Actor / Actress Character
Christopher Lambert Peter Sanderson
Diane Lane Kathy Sheppard
Tom Skerritt Capt. Frank Sedman
Daniel Baldwin Det. Andy Wagner
Katharine Isabelle (as Katherine Isobel) Erica Sanderson
Charles Bailey-Gates David Willerman
Blu Mankuma Steve Nolan
Ferdy Mayne (as Ferdinand Mayne) Jeremy Edmonds
Elizabeth Baldwin Christie Eastman
Rachel Hayward Last Victim
Megan Leitch Mother
Codie Lucas Wilbee David at nine
Don Thompson Father
Joshua Murray Peter at fourteen
Alex Diakun Grandmaster Lutz
Arthur Brauss Viktor Yurilivich
Elizabeth Barclay Loraine Olson
Aundrea MacDonald Mary Albert
Sam Malkin Doctor Fulton
Kymberly Sheppard Detective Janet McLellan
Deryl Hayes Officer Harton
Kehli O'Byrne Debi Rutlege
Monica Marko Miss Greenwell


  1. ^ The Numbers
  2. ^ The New York Times

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