Eight Men Out (1988)

The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. 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 $ 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 to try and play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. 2 years later, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple accounts. 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.

Directing:
  • John Sayles

Writing:
  • John Sayles
  • Eliot Asinof

Stars:
Release Date: 1988-09-02
themoviedb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 119
Michael Lerner
Michael Lerne...
Arnold Rothstein
John Sayles
John Sayles
Ring Lardner
Kevin Tighe
Kevin Tighe
Joseph 'Sport' Sullivan
Christopher Lloyd
Christopher L...
'Sleepy' Bill Burns
D. B. Sweeney
D. B. Sweeney
Joseph 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson
Clifton James
Clifton James
Charles 'Commie' Comiskey
John Cusack
John Cusack
George 'Buck' Weaver
Michael Rooker
Michael Rooke...
Arnold 'Chick' Gandil
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
Oscar 'Hap' Felsch
Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
Eddie Collins
Gordon Clapp
Gordon Clapp
Ray Schalk
John Mahoney
John Mahoney
William 'Kid' Gleason
Jace Alexander
Jace Alexande...
Dickie Kerr
Barbara Garrick
Barbara Garri...
Helen Weaver
Perry Lang
Perry Lang
Fred McMullin
Michael Mantell
Michael Mante...
Abe Attell
John Anderson
John Anderson
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Richard Edson
Richard Edson
Billy Maharg
Wendy Makkena
Wendy Makkena
Kate Jackson
David Strathairn
David Stratha...
Eddie Cicotte
Don Harvey
Don Harvey
Charles 'Swede' Risberg
Nancy Travis
Nancy Travis
Lyra Williams
James Read
James Read
Claude 'Lefty' Williams
Maggie Renzi
Maggie Renzi
Rose Cicotte
Bill Raymond
Bill Raymond
Ben Short
Stephen Mendillo
Stephen Mendi...
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