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The Catcher was a Spy
Rated R
Drama/War
Box Office: $0.7 Million

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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.

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PRINCIPAL CAST:   Connie Nielsen, Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Jeff Daniels, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Shea Whigham, Paul Giamatti, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tom Wilkinson, William Hope, Giancarlo Giannini, Pierfrancesco Favino, John Schwab

DIRECTOR:   Ben Lewin

WRITER:   Nicholas Dawidoff, Robert Rodat

BOX OFFICE   $0.7 Million

GENRE   Drama/War

RATING   Rated R some sexuality, violence and language

RUN TIME   98 Minutes

STUDIO   IFC Films