Eight Men Out [20th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 16232211
  • Release Date: 03/18/2008
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary by director John Sayles
  • Two-part retrospective documentary
  • The story behind the movie featurette
  • DB, the bat & the 2005 world series featurette
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Eight Men Out
Writer/director John Sayles' dramatization of the most infamous episode in professional sports -- the fix of the 1919 World Series -- is considered by many to be among his best films and arguably the best baseball movie ever made. This adaptation of Eliot Asinof's definitive study of the scandal shows how athletes of another era were a different breed from the well-paid stars of later years. The Chicago White Sox owner, Charlie Comiskey (Clifton James), is portrayed as a skinflint with little inclination to reward his team for their spectacular season. When a gambling syndicate led by Arnold Rothstein (Michael Lerner) gets wind of the players' discontent, it offers a select group of stars -- including pitcher Eddie Cicotte (Sayles regular David Strathairn), infielder Buck Weaver (John Cusack), and outfielder "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (D.B. Sweeney) -- more money to play badly than they would have earned to try to win the Series against the Cincinnati Reds. Sayles cast the story with actors who look and perform like real jocks, and added a colorful supporting cast that includes Studs Terkel as reporter Hugh Fullerton and Sayles himself as Ring Lardner. ~ Tom Wiener, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Cusack
    John Cusack - Buck Weaver
  • Clifton James
    Clifton James - Charles Comiskey
  • David Strathairn
    David Strathairn - Eddie Cicotte
  • Christopher Lloyd
    Christopher Lloyd - Bill Burns
  • D.B. Sweeney
    D.B. Sweeney - "Shoeless" Joe Jackson



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nearly a perfect movie.

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    ChuckG92
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    My only gripe? It wasn't a bit longer. This is a great telling of a classic story. The fit and feel of the film is so authentic and as always, John Sayles tells a complex story with great ease. The cast is superb and the production design is rivaled for that prohibition era feel by only The Sting, It really is a movie of that caliber.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A timeless underrated classic. A+ find.

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    johnnyq21
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    Charlie Sheen is great, but people underestimate what he was in the 80's, including Platoon. He's phenomenal in this and has a wonderful supporting cast. i used to watch this all the time as a child without really ever understanding everything. Now I get to relive it on Blu-Ray. A lovely set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Say it ain't so, Joe"...Timeless baseball classic

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    PhillyWill
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    A brilliant and underrated film of the 80's. A great account of what happen in the 1919 World Series & reminds us of how money can influence & change people even athletes. A great cast & well directed film. A must see for baseball fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

    Posted
    jeffwiseman0420

    this was a great movie after watching fields of dream i had to get this to see what they were referring too in the movie, about the white sox. this movie brought it all together and after watching this i watched fields of dream again. Enjoy the movie

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Baseball classic!

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    David
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    Eight Men Out is one of the more underrated sports movies ever made. It's near perfect. As far as the Blu-ray, it should be noted that the case is thicker and its corners sharper than the usual Blu-ray case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    loved it

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    virg
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    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    Bartologist
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    Great baseball movie about the 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox. All-star cast and an interesting history lesson.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great True Story!

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    Belle
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    My husband and I love true story movies and this one was Great!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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