Eight Men Out

(1988)

Genres: Drama, History, Sports

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About Eight Men Out

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John Cusack and D.B. Sweeney star as disgruntled Chicago White Sox players who agree to lose the World Series for a big payoff in John Sayles's adaptation of Eliot Asinof's account of the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal. Owner Charles Comiskey underpays his players despite their talent, leaving the door open for gambling syndicate head Arnold Rothstein to swoop in. Some players have second thoughts, but it might not be enough to save their careers.

Cast: John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, Michael Rooker, John Sayles, D.B. Sweeney, Christopher Lloyd, Clifton James, John Mahoney

Director: John Sayles

Release Year: 1988

Length: 120 minutes

Rating: PG

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