Eight Men Out is the true-to-life account of fixed 1919 World Series involving Chicago Black Sox scandal. Gritty period sports drama will please die-hard baseball fans and lovers of historical, character-driven drama who don’t mind a slower pace.
Eight Men Out (1988) Drama, History, Sport | 119min | 2 September 1988 (USA) 7.3
Director: John SaylesWriter: Eliot Asinof, John SaylesStars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael LernerSummary: The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennant. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players money to throw the series. (Most of the players didn't get as much as promised.) But Buck Weaver and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson turn back at the last minute and try to play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. Two years later, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple counts. They are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner Landis has other plans. The eight players are suspended for life, and Buck Weaver, for the rest of his life, tries to clear his name.
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