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Eight Men Out
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Eight Men Out 1988


From Amazon: Eliot Asinof's detailed book Eight Men Out illustrates how the system of American sports collapsed in 1919, the year the Chicago White Sox threw the World Series. Filmmaker John Sayles worked on his script years before the 1988 film (or before he had the rights to make the film) as a labor of love. Sayles's adaptation proves one can make a historically accurate film in the day and age of artistic license. And what a story. Although many know about the "Black Sox," made famous--again--in the 1989 hit film Field of Dreams, the details of the saga are far less known. The center of Dreams, Shoeless Joe Jackson...

Directed By:
John SaylesJohn Sayles
Written By:
John SaylesJohn Sayles
Starring:
John CusackJohn Cusack
No image existsD.B. Sweeney
No image existsPerry Lang
No image existsJace Alexander
Bill IrwinBill Irwin
Clifton JamesClifton James
Michael RookerMichael Rooker
No image existsMichael Lerner
Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
David StrathairnDavid Strathairn
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
No image existsKevin Tighe
John MahoneyJohn Mahoney
John SaylesJohn Sayles
No image existsGordon Clapp
No image existsRichard Edson
No image existsJames Read
No image existsDon Harvey
No image existsJohn Anderson
No image existsMaggie Renzi
No image existsMichael Mantell
No image existsNancy Travis
No image existsMichael Laskin
No image existsStuds Terkel

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Eight Men Out Movie Review by Jarrod (9/22/2010)

'Eight Men Out' is based on Eliot Asinof's impeccably researched account of the 1919 White Sox scandal, in which a group of underpaid players accepted bribes and agreed to lose the World Series; many of these men were permanently suspended from baseball, and never got to play in the major leagues again, though they were...

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