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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

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Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Giamatti's father, Bart Giamatti, served as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball from April 1, 1989 until September 1, 1989. See more »

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As a general, Donovan's star would be on the center of his shoulder strap, not at the end like lower ranks. 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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Ballroom Foxtrot
Performed by John Leighton
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Not to Everyone's Taste
1 July 2018 | by nowegoSee all my reviews

There are going to be lovers and haters of this movie depending on your taste and how much you like to pick holes in the acting and plot. Picky people will find many in this movie.

With all the big name actors it had you would expect it to be at least good and for me it was, I enjoyed it and never once wanted to stop watching, for me that is a sign of a good movie.

Paul Rudd, who I don't always like as and actor was very good in this, the rest of the cast do a fine job, most are prominent actors who I expect to do well in any movie they are in.

The fact it is based on a true story can be either a benefit of hindrance depending on how the story is handled, this one was handled quite well in my opinion and while it will never win any awards it is worth watching.

Not a perfect movie, but good enough to watch more than once.


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