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Eight Men Out (1988) Movie Information

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Drama, Historical





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John Sayles


John Cusack
Clifton James
Michael Lerner
Christopher Lloyd
Charlie Sheen
David Strathairn





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The story of the 1919 Chicago White Sox and how they came to throw the World Series earning them the name the Black Sox.

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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A fair ball -- er -- movie

This is the true story of one of the biggest scandals in the history of Major League Baseball -- the 1919 Black Sox Scandal which helped cement the legend of "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (DB Sweeney)

If you ask me, this movie is three balls, no strikes. There are some good, but not great, performances, authentic wardrobes, automobiles and architecture, and some fair ball -- I mean game scenes.

John Cusack is one of the best performances. Other actors in the movie performances are pretty good, but their roles are not real big. Not one of the performances were all too memorable.

One thing I noticed was that the characters only scratched the surface of the people, and the history is played around with a bit. The famed "Say it ain't so, Joe," scene is depicted, but even the real "Shoele...

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