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The Catcher was a Spy

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Complete Title:The Catcher was a Spy
Synopsis:This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government's wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi's chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher's mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse--with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti, and Sienna Miller costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history.
CARA Explanation:some sexuality, violence and language
Box Office:.7
Theatrical Release Date:Jun 21, 2018
Video Release Date:Oct 1, 2018
Cast:Connie Nielsen, Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Jeff Daniels, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Shea Whigham, Paul Giamatti, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tom Wilkinson
Director:Ben Lewin
Genre:Drama, War
Studio:IFC Films
Original Release:2018
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