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The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)

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A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

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Ben Lewin

Writers:

Robert Rodat, Nicholas Dawidoff (based upon the book: Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Rudd ... Moe Berg
Connie Nielsen ... Koranda
Sienna Miller ... Estella Huni
Guy Pearce ... Robert Furman
Mark Strong ... Werner Heisenberg
Shea Whigham ... Joe Cronin
Jeff Daniels ... William J. Donovan
Paul Giamatti ... Samuel Goudsmit
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Kawabata
Tom Wilkinson ... Paul Scherrer
Ben Miles ... Jerry Fredericks
Giancarlo Giannini ... Professor Eduardo Amaldi
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Martinuzzi
Hélène Cardona
William Hope ... John Kleran
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A major league baseball player, Moe Berg, lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

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Based on the True Story of Moe Berg

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, violence and language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hvatač je bio špijun See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$114,771, 24 June 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$712,438, 23 August 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$875,102, 16 August 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filming in White Plains, NY [2017]. See more »

Goofs

When Moe exits the taxi (near the start of the movie) he doesn't have the briefcase that he had getting into the cab. See more »

Quotes

William J. Donovan: You're an unusual man Mr. Berg, you speak 7 languages, you're an athlete, you're more than up to the physical requirements of the job...
Moe Berg: What job?
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Not a bad spy film at all.
25 June 2018 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It reminds me of the Steven Spielberg, Tom hanks collaboration, Bridge of Spies, but did not hit me as hard.

World war 2 was the type of war that all good Americans wanted to be a part of, so no surprise that a Major baseball player (our fav pastime) wanted to get in on the action.

Moe Berg was an over the hill baseball player who happen to have went to college and became a master of a lot of languages. Right there, he sounds like the type of spy they make TV shows out of, which is why I think this movie is so good.

Paul Rudd was good at playing this type of spy too. I felt it to be believable in the situation. Possible not that important, but I like it none the less. Not exactly James Bond but Rudd used his overall charming and humorous persona to be the leading man this movie needs.

Good Watch.


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