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The Spy Behind Home Plate

The Spy Behind Home Plate is a movie starring Bruce Adams, Elden Auker, and Brad Ausmus. Telling the story of Moe Berg, an enigmatic Jewish catcher during baseball's Golden Age who joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to...

Running Time
1 hours 41 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Aviva Kempner
Writer
Aviva Kempner
Actors
Brad Ausmus, Bruce Adams, Elden Auker, Irwin Berg
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Telling the story of Moe Berg, an enigmatic Jewish catcher during baseball's Golden Age who joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) to spy for the U.S. on the Nazis' atomic bomb program.

Comments about documentary «The Spy Behind Home Plate» (9)

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Donald

We are not experts on baseball but after watching this movie, I can definitely say this is a must-see for baseball fans. It is not so much a documentary as it is a series of clips from various games from various time periods. I watched it in English with English subtitles and it was a delight to see the sport played as if it were real. What struck me was the sense of history that is embedded in the clips. It makes you realize that baseball in the early part of the twentieth century was in its infancy. It was a game played by teams of players that were physically and mentally underdeveloped by today's standards. The players' skills are amazing and the development of the game was slow and far from perfect. The players and coaches are intelligent and they have insight and they seem to know what they are talking about. The players have a sense of honor and professionalism and they are willing to sacrifice for the success of the team. Baseball had a bad reputation, but not until the late 1920s, did the sport begin to rise to a level that is now recognized. For example, in the 1920s, when Babe Ruth was playing in the major leagues, no one believed that the Babe could hit a home run. Even though he did it in the 1920 World Series, the sport was still considered a poor man's version of the game of baseball. The player's and coach's comments are fascinating and make this movie worth watching. They also explain how baseball was changed by the game's rise in popularity in the 1930s. This movie is a must-see for all baseball fans.

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Jerry

If you want to know what's happening in the world and to feel an empathy for some of the people who are doing things they would never do for a paycheck, this is the movie for you. The first part of the movie is a fascinating journey through the lives of many great athletes. But as the movie progresses, it's clear that it's a love story. You will learn how they love each other and what makes them so wonderful together. Then, it's a race against time to see how many countries they can win for the Olympic Games. The only one left standing will be the United States of America. And how they will get there is the greatest story of the year. There is a lot of information in this movie, so it's worth seeing twice. It's a perfect example of a great documentary.

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Billy Harris

I had been following this movie for a while, and I wasn't expecting much. However, I am a fan of John Malkovich, and I have to say that this movie is fantastic! I can't say enough about the great acting of this movie. The actor who played the real-life thief, Jeffrey Wigand, was amazing. He brought out the subtle nuances of his character, and his acting was so authentic. The real-life thief, Ryan O'Neal, was also very good, and his performance was very believable. He was good in a lot of the scenes that he was in, and the story about his journey to get out of jail and to an actual home plate. And, of course, the real-life thief, Jeff Wigand. I'm not a big fan of John Malkovich, but this movie made me love him even more. I found his character to be very interesting and very believable. I was really interested in the character and his story. The camera-work was excellent, and the editing was so smooth. I really loved the transitions between scenes, especially the transitions between the thieves. I really liked the idea that they actually took the time to edit the movie. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves movies about real-life thieves. It's so good.

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Larry Woods

I was fortunate to be interviewed for this documentary and was very pleased that it was directed by someone I admire. They covered some of the best baseball stories of the past and present. While the baseball talk may have been the most interesting part of the movie, the stories of the people affected by the steroid era were extremely important. The majority of the subjects interviewed have a lifetime of service to the sport. If you have a love of the game, you will find this film to be a must see.

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Terry Kennedy

This film is not the most obvious thing you can do in a documentary, but it is a necessary one. I feel like the average person is never going to know the real story behind this movie, but this is the reason I give it a 9. There is not much you can say about it, but this film does make you think. If you are going to watch this documentary, then make sure you watch it in a dark room, you don't want to get turned on by the lighting.

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Karen

Great documentary. A must see for all baseball fans. The person that had the idea to make this documentary had such a passion and excitement for the sport that I don't think there was anyone who didn't love it. It is great to see a sports documentary that doesn't come from Hollywood. It is really good to see a documentary that doesn't take itself too seriously. And when you watch it, you know that it is going to be entertaining and that you are going to have a good time watching it.

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Diana Kim

I really liked this movie. The documentary on the baseball team's financial situation was very interesting. I thought the entire documentary had great cinematography and the narration was very good. I think the way they made the baseball team's story was very realistic. This movie is a must see for any baseball fan.

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Jeremy R.

I've never been to a movie that has made me feel like I was really in the movie. It took me on a journey of discovery. I'm not really sure what it was about, but it had me on the edge of my seat. I was also able to appreciate the talent involved. The cinematography was amazing. The production design and lighting were also stunning. The actors were really believable. The director did a good job of creating a believable environment. I really enjoyed the dialog between the players and their characters. I really enjoyed the commentary from the players, particularly the manager of the team that played the Padres. I thought it was very informative. The author of the book is an awesome writer. He really made me feel like I was there. It was a good movie that I will definitely watch again. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has ever been to a ball game. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Jeffrey Payne

The movie tells the story of what happened to three of the original seven MLB stars when they retired. The players played for three different teams and the one thing they all had in common was that they all played for the Yankees. However, when the Yankees came to an agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association to form the league, the players' union balked at the agreement and demanded that the players' contracts be severed and a new league formed. This led to a scandal that destroyed the lives of three of the original seven stars. The movie is very entertaining and you will be laughing out loud most of the time. The story is told by the players themselves and their friends and family. This is the best film about the history of baseball and the union. It tells the history of the players' union and how it became so strong and how it changed the game forever. The movie shows the players who have now retired and how they view their life and the sport they played. One of the best aspects of the movie is that the story is told by the players themselves and you can really feel their passion for the game and the union. This makes you feel that you are there and is very relatable. There is also a good amount of humor in the movie. It is very funny and is also a good balance to the story. One of the most memorable scenes is when all of the players and their friends are gathered around a table and have a meal together. It is really touching. This is a movie that really does not have any flaws. The actors are excellent and it is very easy to relate to all of the characters. The movie is very entertaining and is really one of the best baseball movies ever.