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The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)

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A former major league baseball player, Moe Berg, goes undercover in World War II Europe 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 former major league baseball player, Moe Berg, goes undercover in World War II Europe for the Office of Strategic Services.

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Based on the True Story of Moe Berg


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The baseball game scenes were filmed at iconic Fenway Park in Boston, MA. See more »

Goofs

On several occasions, Moe (who was 42 years old in 1944) is shown running fast and even outrunning men who were less than half his age. In fact, Moe Berg was infamous for being an extremely slow runner. He had a relatively low career batting average (0.243) and it was joked at the time that "He could speak 12 languages but couldn't hit in any of them." However, his low batting average was not because he failed to make contact with the ball - he frequently did; his problem was that he was so slow that on ground balls he could not beat the throw to first base. See more »

Quotes

William J. Donovan: You're an unusual man Mr. Berg, you speak 7 languages, you're an athlete, you're more than up to the physical requirements of the job...
Moe Berg: What job?
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Soundtracks

Reverie
Written by Claude Debussy
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Underrated.
11 July 2018 | by kawasaki-75511See all my reviews

Well acted and filmed. As much a biography that enlightens about a fairly unknown story as a spy story. The negative reviews seem to be by those hoping for a baseball flick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Italian | Japanese | French | Hebrew

Release Date:

22 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$725,223

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$953,953
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1.85 : 1
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