The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Catcher Was a Spy

Ben Lewin, 2018

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The Catcher Was a Spy
Nicholas Dawidoff, 1994

The Catcher Was a Spy is a movie directed by Ben Lewin in 2018 and based on the book The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff, first published in 1994. The movie features Paul Rudd, Jeff Daniels, Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Mark Strong, Paul Giamatti, and others.

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RATING

6.2

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Movie Poster: The Catcher Was a Spy (Ben Lewin, 2018)

7.1

/ 10

Book Cover: The Catcher Was a Spy (Nicholas Dawidoff, 1994)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Catcher Was a Spy, the 1994 book by Nicholas Dawidoff.

The Catcher Was a Spy

Read by: Jeff Kramer

Storyline

Moe Berg, a 15-year baseball veteran, joins the war effort as a spy to beat Nazi Germany in the race to build the first atomic bomb. Werner Heisenberg, who won the Nobel Prize in 1932 for pioneering quantum physics, is now in charge of the Nazis’ attempts to create an atom bomb. If so, it will fall to Berg to assassinate the brilliant physicist.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Catcher Was a Spy, the 2018 movie by Ben Lewin

Year

2018

Minutes

98

Movie Rate

6.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Catcher Was a Spy

Country: USA

Year: 2018

Length: 1h38m

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Cover of The Catcher Was a Spy, the 1994 book by Nicholas Dawidoff

Year

1994

Pages

480

Book Rate

7.16

S: Goodreads

Book

The Catcher Was a Spy

Subtitle: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

Country: USA

First published in: 1994

Length: 480 pages

Genre: Biography

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