The Spy Behind Home Plate – Review

Most fans of film (especially comedies) may recall this quick three or four-second gag from that iconic 1980 comic smash Airplane. The stewardess is walking up the center aisle, clutching a load of magazines. Spotting a white-haired grandmotherly-type she asks, “Would you care for something to read?” “Do you have anything light?” “How about ‘Famous Jewish Sports Legends’?”. Then Julie Haggerty hands the elderly passenger a very thin (maybe a folded page) leaflet. Got a pretty good chuckle back then. Well, the subject of this new documentary feature is worthy of a thick book (and he has). It’s a life full of drama and danger, about a man of such varied interests, he could be the hero of a thriller. And he was, in last year’s The Catcher Was A Spy, played by Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd, no less. So many historical figures and celebrities crossed path with this man,
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