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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.

Director:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rudd ... Moe Berg
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Martinuzzi
Tom Wilkinson ... Paul Scherrer
Connie Nielsen ... Koranda
Anna Geislerová ... Rathe
Mark Strong ... Werner Heisenberg
Simon Perina Simon Perina ... First Baseman Boston
John Schwab ... Lefty Grove
Krystof Dupal Krystof Dupal ... Second Baseman Boston
Jirí Vavrusa Jirí Vavrusa ... Shortstop Boston
Shea Whigham ... Joe Cronin
Bobby Schofield ... Bill Dalton
Philip Lenkowsky ... NYC Taxi Driver
Sienna Miller ... Estella
Demetri Goritsas ... Clifton Fadiman
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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:

The Catcher Was a Spy See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Samuel Goudsmit is talking to Moe Berg about Werner Heisenberg, he says that his parents were deported from Holland to the Auschwitz concentration camp. He appealed to Heisenberg for help but got no reply. He says he doesn't know if his parents are dead are alive. The movie did not answer this question, but unfortunately his parents were indeed murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp. See more »

Goofs

The slide at the opening says that in 1938, German scientists first split the atom, which is incorrect; that happened in 1919 by Rutherford, and others, including Fermi, followed. The German scientists were the first to split the uranium atom. See more »

Quotes

Sam Goudsmit: And so, the madness becomes real - We have to kill Werner Heisenberg, and I am to be a part of it.
Moe Berg: No one wants to kill Heisenberg.
Sam Goudsmit: Yeah? Then kidnap him! Send in spies to Germany and kidnap him.
Robert Furman: Ah, you've read too many spy novels.
Sam Goudsmit: I've never read a spy novel.
Robert Furman: It's not that easy to kidnap somebody.
Sam Goudsmit: Ah yeah, you mean killing is easier.
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Ballroom Foxtrot
Written by John Leighton
Courtesy of APM Music
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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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