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A Call to Spy (2019)

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In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency - SOE - to recruit and train women as spies.

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Lydia Dean Pilcher
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Megan Thomas ... Virginia Hall
Stana Katic ... Vera Atkins
Radhika Apte ... Noor Inayat Khan
Linus Roache ... Maurice Buckmaster
Rossif Sutherland ... Dr. Chevain
Samuel Roukin ... Christopher
Andrew Richardson ... Alfonse
Laila Robins ... Pirani
Marc Rissmann ... Klaus Barbie
Mathilde Ollivier ... Giselle
Lola Pashalinski ... Mrs. Atkins
David Schaal ... Colonel Gubbins
Rob Heaps ... Paul
Matt Salinger ... William Donovan
Marceline Hugot ... Sister Francis
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In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency -- the Special Operations Executive (SOE) -- to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. SOE's "spymistress," Vera Atkins (Stana Katic), recruits two unusual candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Atpe), a Muslim pacifist. Together, these women help to undermine the Nazi regime in France, leaving an unmistakable legacy in their wake. Inspired by true stories. Written by Sarah Megan Thomas, author

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world war two | espionage | See All (2) »

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Churchill's Secret Army See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language, and smoking | See all certifications »

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After shooting, lead actress Sarah Megan Thomas' left Achilles Tendon ruptured. The rupture occurred due to complications of playing Virginia Hall on screen (a historical character with a wooden left leg). Ms. Thomas needed surgery and extensive rehab to repair her Achilles. See more »

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Falls short
29 October 2020 | by lambertrecoverySee all my reviews

I love Stana Katic but she can't make this film about the brave female spy's of the SOE better than "Female Agents" which has the near identical plot. Here, the main agent Sarah Thomas is heroic beyond words But in "Female Agents" Sophie Marceau is just outstanding in her role as the leader of a team dropped into France. I thought "Female Agent's" was much grittier, more suspenseful, and satisfying.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,098, 4 October 2020

Gross USA:

$156,334

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,894
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SMT Pictures See more »
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