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(219) 6.9 101 min 2019

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...

Brad Ausmus, Elden Auker, Irwin Berg, Bruce Adams
Aviva Kempner

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Aviva Kempner
Writer Aviva Kempner
Stars Brad Ausmus, Elden Auker, Irwin Berg, Bruce Adams
Country USA
Runtime 1H 41M
Description In this first ever feature-length documentary about the enigmatic Morris "Moe" Berg, award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner again focuses her camera on a little-known Jewish hero. From the streets of Newark to five major league teams during baseball's Golden Age to his secret life spying for the OSS during WWII, Berg's improbable story is told with rare historical footage and revealing interviews with family and an All-Star roster from the worlds of history, sports and spycraft.

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Friday, 05 Jun 2020 21:50

With its mildest satire and wit the film is definitely not for everyone. However, it is well done and manages to do something which I'm not usually able to do with most documentaries. It tells a very interesting story of two men, a young man and his father. Both have gone through the same journey, they have experienced the trials of the new world and seen what it was like to be young and inexperienced in life. The documentary is pretty unique in that it does not treat us as children and does not make it a showcase for the more mature side of youth. It is quite real and so many times I was moved to tears at how the man and his father dealt with life and this is something I haven't seen done very often. The film does show that one can become a carpenter or an architect, a mechanic, a dentist, and many more professions, but these careers don't have the same end result and don't require as much passion and a strong will as is required in the life of a carpenter or a dentist. The film also reveals a few side characters who play important roles in this young man's life, and it is a little hard to tell if they are played by real people, but it's not hard to see that they are real. The film is a little long, it could have been shorter. It does have a few weak spots, but it is an interesting look at a very interesting subject. It tells the story of two men, but it is not one of those "good" stories where a hero comes out of the story. Instead the film is one of those stories where the heroes do what they have to do, and if it isn't pretty entertaining then it doesn't matter, because there is still a message that it wants to get across and it does so with skill. The film could have been shorter, but it is a good documentary, but not as good as some of the documentaries I have seen.

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