Pawn Sacrifice script
Synopsis: American chess legend Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Soviet Grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) enthrall the world with their intense battle of wills and strategy during the 1972 World Chess Championship.

Yellow Revision 10-11-13 4.

BOBBY:

That man's out there.

Joan looks out. A SEDAN is parked under a streetlight. A

LIT MATCH briefly illuminates a MAN'S FACE as he lights a

cigarette. Is that a telephoto lens in his hand? She subtly

turns him away from the window.

JOAN:

Have you eaten anything? There's

actually food in the house. Go.

Bobby heads back into a party in full swing. The apartment

is packed with Boho's, Eastern European emigres, NY

intellectuals. A banner reads, "Brooklyn-Bed Sty American

Communist Party PARTY! Coltrane wails on the record player.

BOBBY IS INVISIBLE IN THIS ADULT WORLD

Adults LOOM above him, laughing. A MIXED COUPLE making out,

open-mouthed. A man smoking reefer smiles beatifically. He

pauses to scribble chess notations in his little notebook.

PARTY GUEST #1

Half the witnesses they call are

Communists, the other half are Jews!

PARTY GUEST #3

If you're both, do you testify twice?

PARTY GUEST #1

You can make jokes, Mr. Liberal --

your entire family wasn't gassed in

the camps, alava'shalom.

Regina, meanwhile, is in the middle of of an intense

conversation with a BALDING MAN. They WHISPER harshly.

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Steven Knight

Steven Knight was born in 1959 in Marlborough, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Eastern Promises (2007), Peaky Blinders (2013) and Locke (2013). more…

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