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.

REGINA:

We agreed he wouldn't know who you

are--!

BALDING MAN:

Fine. But that doesn't mean---

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REGINA:

--So I don't see the point!

BALDING MAN:

The point is--- Christ, just let me

talk to him, then I'll go...

9 IN THE DIRTY KITCHEN 9

Bobby is making a sandwich. The BALDING MAN approaches.

BALDING MAN:

Howdy doody, Bobby...

BOBBY:

Hullo.

BALDING MAN:

Remember me...?

BOBBY:

Sort of.

BALDING MAN:

I'm your Uncle Paul. From Denver.

How's school?

BOBBY:

Okay.

BALDING MAN:

Studying hard?

BOBBY:

I guess.

BALDING MAN:

Ever heard of Physics?

BOBBY:

No.

BALDING MAN:

But you're good in Math?

BOBBY:

I guess.

The man stares at him -- there's something pregnant and

unspoken in his regard -- but also somehow thwarted.

BALDING MAN:

I hear you like chess.

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BOBBY:

Yeah.

He looks around, takes a five dollar bill from his pocket.

BALDING MAN:

Here. Buy a new set. Just don't

tell your mother where it came from...

Bobby's eyes widen as he stares at the bill. The man reaches

out to HUG him, but Bobby shrinks away. Uncle Paul frowns,

settles for patting Bobby on the head and then walks away.

10 IN THE LIVING ROOM 10

A heated discussion of Zionism, the Rosenbergs. Bobby wanders

past, looks out the window. The DARK SEDAN is still there.

Regina is nearby, deep in conversation -- IN RUSSIAN.

BOBBY:

Mama-REGINA

Not now, honey.

BOBBY:

I have to talk to you.

REGINA:

Honey, it's past your bedtime.

BOBBY:

That car's down there again.

Regina's antennae go up.

REGINA:

What car?

BOBBY:

You told me to tell you... A red,

1951 Chevy, NY license plate HI62579.

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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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