Endgame is an original drama series centering on brilliant chess master, Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Shawn Doyle ...  Arkady Balagan 13 episodes, 2011
Patrick Gallagher ...  Hugo Lum 13 episodes, 2011
Katharine Isabelle ...  Danni 13 episodes, 2011
Carmen Aguirre ...  Alcina Albeniz 13 episodes, 2011
Melanie Papalia ...  Pippa Venturi 13 episodes, 2011
Lisa Ray ...  Rosemary Venturi 13 episodes, 2011
Torrance Coombs ...  Sam Besht 13 episodes, 2011
Veena Sood ...  Barbara Stillwell 11 episodes, 2011
Gary Gill Gary Gill ...  Gurjit Bhatti 7 episodes, 2011
Colin Lawrence ...  Det. Jason Evans 6 episodes, 2011
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Endgame is an original drama series centering on brilliant chess master, Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver hotel, terrified to step outside. To pay his bill, Balagan starts solving mysteries - using an unlikely band of hotel employees and chess fanatics to do his legwork. Arrogant, brilliant and charismatic, the Russian-born Balagan uses the skills that made him chess champion of the world to solve the crimes that mystify others. He imagines events, interviews the living and the dead, and runs conflicting scenarios - all in his head. And we get to watch right along with him as he solves crimes that baffle the police. In Endgame, we see genius at work. Written by Avrum Jacobson

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Jaque mate See more »

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Budget:

CAD4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,215
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Besht (Sam's last name) is the common name by which the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism, is known. See more »

Quotes

Arkady Balagan: Some people boldly go into the world to create art, play sports, do science, even warfare, but if you want to do all four, you play chess
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Pleasantly Surprised!
1 June 2011 | by keikomushiSee all my reviews

I have to admit beforehand that after being so disappointed with recent detective shows that I was reluctant to give Endgame a go. However, upon prompting by a house mate, I decided to give it a watch. I was a little confused at first, expecting it to be more serious than it was. Once past the first few minutes, I found that the comedy elements were a perfect fit. The acting and direction did justice to the amazing work of an awesome scriptwriting team. I hope to see this series continued past the first season, though there seems to be a trend of late wherein intelligent shows are canceled. Fingers crossed the viewers take a liking to this series.


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