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A Call to Spy (2019)

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Releases October 2, 2020
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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Rated PG-13 for some strong violence, disturbing images, language, and smoking
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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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Important chapter in WW2 for the Allies.
4 August 2020 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

This movie, "A Call To Spy", is inspired by real events and real allied spies in World War Two. It was the early 1940s, the German Nazi threat was nearing its height, the allies needed to do something bold and surprising. Churchill requested a secret army of attractive female spies be created to conduct sabotage and build resistance.

This is the story of those spies and how they were trained, how they went about their missions. The movie is very authentic looking and the mood is just right. Most of the actors are people I have never heard of which I believe adds to the impact, not being distracted by an actor's fame or prior roles.

Good movie, a nice addition to the WW2 stories.


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2 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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SMT Pictures See more »
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