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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.


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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


The house "13 Baker Street" which plays the part of SOE headquarters is a rustic looking stone building, and looks to be a rural building on a narrow lane. Which is totally incongruous with the actual Baker Street which is a large street and major thoroughfare in the centre of London. See more »

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High Stakes, High Energy, Digs Deep
11 November 2020 | by agathajoySee all my reviews

This was an unexpected and thrilling story. While it manages to sustain the forward throttle of a classic war narrative, it spends quality time focused on the characters and the intrigue of their lives. The facts of these historical figures has been revealed before but these stories are too rarely told and this movie manages to dig in to discover a whole other level of sacrifice, compulsion, and the undaunted yearning of the human spirit to have a purpose and a live a life of meaning. Bravo/a to these women and men who risked everything to get us out from the thumb of a fascist tyrant.

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Release Date:

2 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$35,098, 4 October 2020

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