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A Little Game (2014)

A young girl finding her way around the city and her own life through chess lessons. This is also about being open to all the clues about your life and your options that surround you everyday.

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Evan Oppenheimer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Janeane Garofalo ... Sarah Kuftinec
Ralph Macchio ... Tom
F. Murray Abraham ... Norman Wallach
Gabriel Rush ... Jaden
Tovah Feldshuh ... Blackstone Head of School
Oona Laurence ... Becky
Olympia Dukakis ... YaYa
Rachel Dratch ... Aunt Diane
Kimberly Quinn ... Laura
Fina Strazza Fina Strazza ... Jez
Fatima Ptacek ... Isabella
Jaden Michael ... Max 1
Frank Pando ... Officer
Catherine Urbanek ... Jessica
Connor Buckley ... Mysterious Basketball Player
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Ignored by the rich kids at her new school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10-year-old girl finds an unlikely friend in the form of a feisty chess master, who uses the game to teach her about life. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Reine des jeux See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

Board for the final chess game was initially turned the wrong way. A white square should always be on the player's right side. See more »

Goofs

Max and Becky are on the playground discussing Olive and her pictures. First Becky gets up and goes over to Olive, then motions for Max to come join them. When Max gets up a compress (or ice pack) is visible just above the knee of her left leg. See more »

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Statue of Liberty: Herself See more »

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Makenna Ballard plays the main character. Why is she listed 19th in IMDb's cast list?
5 May 2016 | by hopeofglrySee all my reviews

My 4 year old son loved this movie so much, he wanted to learn how to play chess because of it! It captured his attention, as it was the first full length movie that held his attention from beginning to end. He now plays chess...at four! In addition, the way the main character carried herself and responded to opposition, meanness and being different was a good example for my son to see. The story was heart-warming, innocent and fun. It's a wonderful family movie. Disappointed to see IMDb relegate the main character to the 19th spot on their listing of characters (even after the bully of the movie). Shame on you. You should revise that IMDb. Makenna Ballard did a wonderful job and deserves the credit for her work. We loved this movie!


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