The Catcher Was A Spy

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The Catcher Was a Spy loses sight of the most interesting elements of its fact-based story, dropping the ball and leaving likable lead Paul Rudd stranded.

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In the midst of World War II, major league catcher Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) is drafted to join a new team: the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA). No ordinary ballplayer, the erudite, Jewish Ivy League graduate speaks nine languages and is a regular guest on a popular TV quiz show. Despite his celebrity, Berg is an enigma - a closeted gay man with a knack for keeping secrets. The novice spy is quickly trained and sent into the field to stop German scientist Werner Heisenberg before he can build an atomic bomb for the Nazis.

Cast

Paul Rudd
as Moe Berg
Mark Strong (II)
as Werner Heisenberg
Sienna Miller
as Estella Huni
Jeff Daniels
as William J. Donovan
Guy Pearce
as Robert Furman
Paul Giamatti
as Samuel Goudsmit

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