Eight Men Out
What's more American than baseball? Well as this film by John Sayles shows, the answers to that question may include greed and corruption. At a time when baseball players were workingmen and not multi-millionaires, the promise of financial gain was a proposition too tempting to pass up. Based on the events surrounding the Chicago White Sox Scandal of 1919, this film throws us a curve as we learn how eight men can be out and why we should never bet on the sanctity of the our national pastime.
Starring John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner
Director John Sayles