The Spy Behind Home Plate

February 8, 2020, Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel

7:00 p.m. film

Drama/ U.S. / 2018/ 94 min/

Rated R

Synopsis: This gripping espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the pro-baseball player who became a World War II spy. The enigmatic Berg was already a man of mystery when in 1944, the U. S. government’s wartime intelligence agency recruited him to serve his country. The mission:  go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans could develop an atomic bomb. 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.

 

Starring Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Jeff Daniels, Tom Wilkinson, Guy Pearce, and Paul Giamatti.