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Eight Men Out (1988)
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Starring: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney
Director: John Sayles
Category: Drama, Classic
Studio: MGM / UA
Subtitles:
Spanish,French
Length:
120 mins

 
 

 

"The best baseball movie ever!" -USA Today

John Cusack (Con Air) and Charlie Sheen (Major League) lead a "superb ensemble of actors" (Newsweek) delivering "striking performances" (The New York Times) in this "mesmerizing story" (Los Angeles Times) about the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal -- certainly one of the saddest chapters in the annals of professional sports.

Buck Weaver (Cusack) and Hap Felsch (Sheen) are young idealistic players on the Chicago White Sox, a pennant-winning team owned by Charles Comiskey -- a penny-pinching, hands-on manager who underpays his players and treats them with disdain. And when gamblers and hustlers discover that Comiskey's demoralized players are ripe for a money-making scheme, one by one the team members agree to throw the World Series. But when the White Sox are defeated, a couple of sports writers smell a fix and a national scandal explodes, ripping the cover off America's favorite pastime.

 
 
   
   

 
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