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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» (22)

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Joseph L.

Being from the States, I expected to see a slanted view on the current affairs in India. I also expected to be disappointed, but I found a lot of interesting information. The thing I really liked about the documentary is that it brought out the true story about the Indians and their relations with Pakistan. For example, what happened to the Indians who were brutally killed by Pakistani Army. These facts are not as known in the western world, and yet they are a great topic for the film. The documentary could have been more informative. However, it is worth a watch, and I think it is a good alternative to the often over-simplified and over-hyped news about India.

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Arthur

The movie "The Spy Behind Home Plate" is a documentary about a New York based company called ARRAYM (named after the film), a maker of defense related products. This company, I believe, is responsible for the invention of the so called "Honeybee" missile defense system. The film focuses on the birth of the company and the development of the Honeybee and its associated technology. The majority of the film is dedicated to the effort, the difficult working conditions, and the early successes. In my opinion, the documentary should be re-titled "The Business". The documentary goes through a variety of subjects and interviews. The interviewees are mostly business leaders, engineers, and directors, as well as a variety of military veterans and former employees of the company. These interviews are some of the best in the documentary. They are informative and informative. It does get a little tiresome at times, but overall, I liked the interviewees. However, I think it is over emphasized and boring. The documentary does not provide any new information, nor does it address any critical points of the invention or the success of the Honeybee. Instead, it focuses more on the present and future of the company, as well as the problems and hurdles that ARRAYM had to overcome. This is the most boring part of the documentary. The documentary focuses more on the present and the future. There are many topics that are discussed in the film, but are not very interesting. The focus is more on the present than the future. The documentary is not the best documentary that I have ever seen. It is not even the worst documentary. I am not sure how to rate it, as there were times that I found myself bored and felt that it was going to get repetitive, as it did in the beginning of the documentary. It did get better in the end. The documentary is worth seeing. It is definitely not the best documentary that I have ever seen. I can see that some people may find the documentary boring, but it is worth a watch if you want to know more about the history of ARRAYM. This is an interesting documentary that should not be missed. I rate this documentary 7/10.

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Judith

I was on the plane, and in the rest of the cabin, and I saw a movie on TV and the poster of "Stand By Me" was on the wall. The movie was called "Stand By Me" and it was about a boy, Charlie (Charlie Sheen) who is a hockey player in high school. I thought that it was a great movie because it is a true story. Charlie played hockey for the school hockey team and his mom was dying of cancer. She couldn't afford her medicine so Charlie had to go to a hospital and had to get his hockey coach to take him and his mom to play a couple of games. The boy was a great kid and I thought that it was a good movie to see it. Charlie Sheen is a great actor, and I think that this movie was great because it is a true story about Charlie Sheen, who is a great actor and who was my favorite actor growing up. The movie was a great movie, I think that the cast was great, and I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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Jack Anderson

This is the second time I have seen this documentary about the ultra-violent Baltimore Irish neighborhood. I will start with the positives: -The film really doesn't make you feel that there is any type of life other than poverty and drugs. -The quality of the shots and the locations are superb, and so is the photography. -The interviewees and actors give good, realistic accounts of their experiences. The negatives: -The film is a little too long. At times, it feels like it's trying to say too much at once. -The final scene is too long and they would have done better with just showing the police investigating the murder of the young woman. -The film's editing is not as strong as it could be. -The interviews with the police and the parents of the murdered young woman, who live nearby in a better neighborhood, are better done than those of the actors. Overall, a good documentary about a very important issue. The second time I have seen it, I will see it again.

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Marie

This is a very funny, albeit sad, documentary about a former sports agent and the now deceased wife he had, and how he turned from a fighter into a sort of motivational speaker and helped out others in the industry. The film is very well done, the sound and editing are excellent, the cast are well selected, and there is a lot of interesting stuff to be had in this movie. And it's also pretty entertaining. But the same goes for a lot of the other sports documentaries. All that being said, I didn't hate this movie. It was actually quite enjoyable, and I'd say it's worth a watch. 7/10

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Philip G.

The thing I think is really nice about this documentary is that it's an unusual document, there are no big reveals or big jokes about sports, the film stays fairly minimal and it's a very good documentary about a very special subject. This is the first film of the director that I've ever seen and I really like his style, he's like the Brad Pitt of Documentaries. It's a very interesting documentary with a lot of honesty, but that's all what makes it special.

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Brian Harvey

Not so much a documentary as a piece of pop culture and a run-down of the never-ending Hollywood career of Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman's career stretches back to the 1970s and for the most part was as a character actor. He is, in my opinion, the greatest of all time. Hoffman's character will always be Lou Costello to me. I think Dustin Hoffman is a world class actor and producer. I also love watching him in movies and television. I think the idea that the Hollywood crowd will like him is totally over the top. The problem with Dustin Hoffman is he is a real world class actor and producer. It is a little bit of both, and it is what we are here for. I think he is better than most of the current crop of leading man. I really enjoyed this film, it was interesting to see how he is still playing himself as he is playing and doing the things that he did in his younger days. I also thought that the older Dustin Hoffman was more interesting than the younger Dustin Hoffman. I think the older Dustin Hoffman was better and had more integrity. Overall, I think the film is very well done and interesting. I would highly recommend watching this film.

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Juan

I'm a relatively avid baseball fan, and I was a little concerned about this documentary because I knew that it had to be based on fact and that it would probably be positive. It is in fact somewhat positive. It isn't a perfect documentary, it is highly biased, and I'm not sure how realistic it would be. However, it does provide a good starting point for the baseball fan, as it clearly shows that the Red Sox did have an enormous amount of resources at their disposal in their era. They certainly weren't the only team to have a team of this size in the 1950's. The documentary also focuses on the history of the Red Sox, not only from a team perspective, but also from an individual standpoint. I was particularly interested in seeing the life of Bill Buckner, a future Red Sox player, and a man who clearly lived a rough life and was only an average athlete in terms of skill. I will say that Bill Buckner was well-educated and played a very intelligent game, and he didn't need to be the best player on his team to be successful. This documentary should be viewed by fans, and it should be enjoyed by fans of baseball.

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Tiffany

I knew something about this film when I saw the trailer a while back. I wanted to see it. I really wanted to see it. It was one of those films that I kept telling myself, "no, not like that. There is no way you could do that." I was right. It was not like that. It was just funny and entertaining. It was interesting and fun. It was like a mix between "The Color Purple" and "Jackass." It was like watching a movie that you don't want to watch. It's not like that at all. I liked it. I enjoyed it. I found it funny and fun. It was a lot like "Jackass" but it was just a little more adult-like. There were some parts of the film that were not really funny. But overall, it was great and I'm glad I saw it.

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Helen S.

Kirk Hammett was a real talent and a brilliant storyteller. He worked for PBS from the late 1940s to the early 1970s and he was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. His reporting was outstanding. He won several awards for his journalism, including the Emmy Award for "Night Watch". The movie "Kirk Hammett: Behind Home Plate" is a decent biopic. It is a "very good" movie, but I think it could have been better. There were many gaps in the story. It was almost impossible to figure out what happened to George "Sandy" Hinkle and George "The Piano" Hammond. What was the connection between George and Buck? How did Buck become famous and why was he so successful? Why did Hammett and Hammond talk to each other so often and where did they get their news from? Where did the money come from for the symphony? What was Buck's ultimate goal? Why was he so proud of his work? Why did his sister want to see his work? Where did the money come from for the rock 'n' roll concerts? How did the late "Dickie" McGuire end up working for Hammond? Was it a way to help a friend? If so, was it successful? How did Hammett manage his relationship with all of his former colleagues? Was it true that George died in a tragic accident while Hammett was working at the station? If so, what happened to him? How did George's brother Marvin become a star? How did Hammett and the late George end up together? The movie leaves out a lot of details that would make the story more exciting and interesting. Perhaps a sequel could be made? The movie does show the good that Hammett did for his community, but it is hard to believe that Hammett could have done so much good work. I believe that a movie should be told in the most accurate way possible. It should include all of the facts and it should be a movie that all of the people who love baseball would love. If the movie did not tell the truth about what happened at the "Kirk Hammett" station, then it would not be a movie. It would be like saying that the movie "Citizen Kane" is a lie because it tells the truth about what happened in the movie. This is a movie that should be shown and not ignored. The movie could have been better, but it could also have been better.

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Roger

I was a fan of the book when I read it. I am a big fan of the movie. And I was shocked at how much better the book was. I'm glad I read the book first, because it really opened my eyes. But the movie was so much better. I've been wanting to see this movie for awhile, but I waited for it to come out on DVD so I could watch it with my kids. But after seeing it, I can't wait to see it again with my kids. It was great to see the great cast and the amazing cinematography. It was so cool to see the photographers and the makeup artists at work. I don't want to say much about the story. It's so simple. A famous baseball player's wife (played by Claire Forlani) gets jealous of her husband's performance in the field and leaves him. She ends up getting arrested. She then meets the local police captain (played by John Cusack) who is going to take her to prison. And the movie starts with the captain trying to make her understand why she is going to prison. It is also important to know that the movie is not like the book. It is a movie with a very long running time. I don't know why the movie is a 90-minute film. I really liked the way the movie was filmed. The way they filmed the scenes was so different from the book. They also shot the scenes in a very big way. I thought it was very exciting to see the baseball scene in the movie. The people in the movie were so cool. I'm glad I watched the movie with my kids, because I couldn't wait to see them as well. The kids really enjoyed the movie. It was very educational. They didn't know what to expect, but I really liked the movie. I'm going to see it again with my kids. It was a good movie.

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Gerald

As far as I'm concerned, this is the best documentary I have ever seen. It's just incredible. It's also a very funny documentary. I think that this is because the interviews are so true to the people who participated in this documentary. They can't really do anything else except be honest and honest to each other. It's really good. I think that this documentary deserves to be on the Oscars. The only way to make it better is to get all of the original interviews on DVD. That would make it even better. I'm so happy that the film was made. I'm so happy that it's not just another Hollywood film about baseball and other sports. It's a very real film that has a lot of information that you don't get from movies. I can't wait to see the DVD. I think that if they get the interviews and the original interviews on DVD, I think that it's going to be great. I don't know what's going to happen but I'm just so happy that it's going to be on DVD. I don't know how much time they are going to get out of it. I think it's just going to be great. It's going to be the best thing that ever happened to me. I'm going to go see it and I'm going to buy it. It's going to be great. I think that's what it's all about.

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Kenneth

I remember when I saw the preview for this movie in the theatre I was so excited about it. After seeing the trailer I knew this would be great. I was so excited to see the movie. I was totally amazed with the acting of both John Malkovich and a great performance by Anne Bancroft. This is one of my all time favorite movies and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of movies. It is a must see movie for anyone. I would give this movie a 10 out of 10. It was so entertaining, it kept me on the edge of my seat. It was so entertaining, I don't think it could have been better. John Malkovich is great in this movie and Anne Bancroft is so believable and so good in this movie. I have never seen a movie with such an excellent ending. It was amazing. I have never seen a movie this good. If you are a movie fan you should see this movie. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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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.