Eight Men Out

(1988)

Overview

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.

  1. John Sayles

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Eliot Asinof

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. John Cusack

    John Cusack

    George 'Buck' Weaver

  2. Christopher Lloyd

    Christopher Lloyd

    'Sleepy' Bill Burns

  3. Charlie Sheen

    Charlie Sheen

    Oscar 'Hap' Felsch

  4. D. B. Sweeney

    D. B. Sweeney

    Joseph 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson

  5. Clifton James

    Clifton James

    Charles 'Commie' Comiskey

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 2, 1988
    PG, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

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