The Catcher Was a Spy
February 8, 2020, Congregation Beth Israel, Carmel
7 PM Film
Drama / USA / 2018 / 94 minutes / R
About the Film
This gripping espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional 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 Nazis' 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. The film stars Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Jeff Daniels, Tom Wilkinson, Guy Pearce, and Paul Giamatti.