Eight Men Out

"Excellent"

Eight Men Out Review


When the White Sox lost the 1919 World Series, baseball's first scandal was born. We've seen bigger and better rows since then, but the Black Sox of 1919, with star player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson front and center, might be the most timeless. Cusack steals the show as George Weaver, who protested his innocence all the way. But it's the stories (Sayles's best film) of how baseball mistreated its stars and how gangs ran just about everything in Chicago that make the movie worthwhile.


Eight Men Out

Facts and Figures

Run time: 119 mins

In Theaters: Friday 2nd September 1988

Distributed by: Orion Pictures

Production compaines: Orion Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Fresh: 41 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as George 'Buck' Weaver, as 'Sleepy' Bill Burns, as Oscar 'Hap' Felsch, D.B. Sweeney as Joseph 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson, as Charles 'Commie' Comiskey, as Arnold Rothstein, as William 'Kid' Gleason, as Eddie Cicotte, as Arnold 'Chick' Gandil, as Charles 'Swede' Risberg, as Claude 'Lefty' Williams, as Fred McMullin, as Ray Schalk, as Dickie Kerr, as Eddie Collins, as Billy Maharg, as Joseph 'Sport' Sullivan, as Abe Attell, as Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, as Hugh Fullerton, as Ring Lardner, Clyde Bassett as Ban Johnson, as Helen Weaver, as Kate Jackson, as Rose Cicotte, as Lyra Williams

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