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Eight Men Out

11 Ratings: 3.3
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               Eight Men Out is an American dramatic sports film, released in 1988, based on 8 Men Out, published in 1963, by Eliot Asinof. It was written and directed by John Sayles.[1] It is a … see full wiki

Director: John Sayles
Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1988
MPAA Rating: PG
3 reviews about Eight Men Out
review by . January 10, 2011
posted in Just Baseball
Little kids in movies grate me. Often their presence is nothing more than a cheap directorial tool, and in the case of Eight Men Out, the kids - who weren't present in the book the movie is based on - are completely ubiquitous. Maybe director John Sayles was just trying to use them as a metaphor for the time baseball lost its childlike innocence, but if he was doing that then he's an idiot. Even in his own movie, he shows the era of baseball ever having such a childlike innocence as a mere picket …
Quick Tip by . April 24, 2010
Historically accurate, unfocused docu-drama about the Black Sox scandal of 1919 where 8 men threw the World Series for money. Recommended.
review by . December 18, 2008
posted in Just Baseball
One of the finest sports movies ever made!
One of the saddest episodes in the history of professional sports was the 1919 Black Sox scandal.   As a result of this sordid affair where the Chicago White Sox threw the World Series in attempt to get back at their cheapskate owner Charles Comiskey, eight players were banned from baseball for life by Commissioner Kenneshaw "Mountain" Landis.   "Eight Men Out" tells the dramatic story of how a team loaded with extremely talented players allowed itself to …
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