Eight Men Out Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Eight Men Out the Movie

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Taken from Eliot Asinof's book, a moving, full-blooded account of the infamous 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, in which members of the Chicago White Sox teamed to throw the World Series for $80,000. A dirge of lost innocence, this is among Sayles' best films. Provides an interesting look at the "conspiracy" that ended "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's major-league career. The actual baseball scenes are first-rate, and Straithairn, Sweeney, and Cusack give exceptional performances. Sayles makes an appearance as Ring Lardner. Enjoyable viewing for even the non-sports fan.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 121 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Director/Star Teams: Sayles & Strathairn, Period Piece: 1910s, Baseball, Gambling, Sports Dramas, True Stories, Historical Drama, Front Page, Books to Film: Eliot Asinof, Books to Film: Eliot Asinof, Director/Star Teams: Sayles & Clapp
John Sayles
John Cusack, D.B. Sweeney, Perry Lang, Jace Alexander, Bill Irwin, Clifton James, Michael Rooker, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Studs Terkel, David Strathairn, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Tighe, John Mahoney, John Sayles, Gordon Clapp, Richard Edson, James Read, Don Harvey, John Anderson, Maggie Renzi, Michael Mantell, Nancy Travis, Michael Laskin, Barbara Garrick, Wendy Makkena
Robert Richardson
John Sayles
Mason Daring
Sanford/Pillsbury Productions, Orion Pictures

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