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(1988)
Movie Eight Men Out
Title Eight Men Out
Year 1988
Director John Sayles
Genre Drama, History, Sport
Plot – Chicago, 1919. 'The Sox' is the unbeatable local baseball team whose team owner is Charles Comoskey. He's so stingy that the salary is very low and players are bribed easily. Traffickers and opponents manage to threaten the 'Sox' to lose the championship to let win Cincinnati 'Reds' team. The two most valuable players - Buck Weaver and Joe Jackson - play without making any mistakes, but their teammates don't, playing a lazy and dirty game. Every game is rigged, so two journalists provoke a scandal and the players end up in court accused for criminal association conspiracy. Comoskey obtains their absolution, but the event leads to accurate and impartial investigations in the sport world. A magistrate is appointed as the baseball Commissioner and decides any player who will be involved in future in similar cases of corruption will be banned from professional baseball forever.
All actors – John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, Michael Rooker, Don Harvey, James Read, Perry Lang
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