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Eight Men Out (1988)  link to Eight Men Out on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1879

poster Eight Men Out

IMDb Rating:
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7.3/10 (17349 votes)

Country: USA, 119 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Sport, History

Director(s): John Sayles

Video Codec: Unknown

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.



photo Jace Alexander Jace Alexander Dickie Kerr
photo John Cusack John Cusack Buck Weaver
photo Gordon Clapp Gordon Clapp Ray Schalk
photo Don Harvey Don Harvey Swede Risberg
photo Bill Irwin Bill Irwin Eddie Collins

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1