The film starts with Bobby Fischer in a paranoid state ripping apart everything in his room, apparently to check if he is spied upon by the Russians. There is a knock on the door and Bobby is afraid to open the door. He somehow reluctantly opens the door. We are then taken into flashback, where Bobby is 6 years old in the middle of party at his home. He stares out the window and it appears to him that someone is spying on him. He informs his mother about this. His mother tells him that people want to know what they are doing and mum’s the word. His mother is a migrant from Moscow and supports communism. She is of the opinion that the revolution is about to begin, which is against the American capitalist principles and hence they are spied upon.