The Catcher Was a Spy


1h 35m 2018

Brief Synopsis

A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Moe Berg 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. Based on a true story.

Film Details

Also Known As
Catcher Was a Spy, Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg, The, Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Period
Sports
Spy
Thriller
Release Date
2018
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
Prague, Czech Republic; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Moe Berg 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. Based on a true story.

Film Details

Also Known As
Catcher Was a Spy, Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg, The, Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Period
Sports
Spy
Thriller
Release Date
2018
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
Prague, Czech Republic; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Video on Demand in United States June 22, 2018

George Clooney was previously attached to star

Released in United States June 22, 2018

Scheduled Release in United States on Video October 2, 2018

Released in United States 2018

Released in United States June 22, 2018

Scheduled Release in United States on Video October 2, 2018

Video on Demand in United States June 22, 2018

Based on the book "Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg," written by Nicholas Dawidoff and published in 1994 by Random House.

Robert Lawrence was previously attached to produce

Project previously in development at Warner Bros. with Stan Chervin attached to write the screenplay.

Andrew Lazar and Mad Chance Productions were previously attached to produce

Project previously in development at Miramax Films with Ray Errol Fox attached to write the screenplay.

Released in United States 2018 (Premieres)