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
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  • Release Date: 1988-09-02
  • Views: 96
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 119

Barbara Garrick

Helen Weaver

David Strathairn

Eddie Cicotte

Bill Irwin

Eddie Collins

Nancy Travis

Lyra Williams

John Cusack

George 'Buck' Weaver

Michael Rooker

Arnold 'Chick' Gandil

Christopher Lloyd

'Sleepy' Bill Burns

Michael Mantell

Abe Attell

Charlie Sheen

Oscar 'Hap' Felsch

D. B. Sweeney

Joseph 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson

Clifton James

Charles 'Commie' Comiskey

Michael Lerner

Arnold Rothstein

John Mahoney

William 'Kid' Gleason

Don Harvey

Charles 'Swede' Risberg

James Read

Claude 'Lefty' Williams

Gordon Clapp

Ray Schalk

Jace Alexander

Dickie Kerr

Richard Edson

Billy Maharg

Kevin Tighe

Joseph 'Sport' Sullivan

John Anderson

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis

John Sayles

Ring Lardner

Wendy Makkena

Kate Jackson

Maggie Renzi

Rose Cicotte

Bill Raymond

Ben Short
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