Overall Rank: 1676
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 89
Theatrical Release Date: 09/01/1988
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/18/2008
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: John Sayles
Actors: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn
Plot: 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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Indyfreak - wrote on 11/11/2018
Well acted depiction the most notorious scandal in American baseball, the Black Sox scandal in 1919. It shows athletes not as icons or heroes but indecisive and greedy individuals grappling with the consequences of their fateful choice to throw the World Series. It's got a big cast of rising stars such as Charlie Sheen, John Cusack, David Strathairn and Michael Rooker delivering good performances.
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The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008
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 …
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