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Eight Men Out ()

directed by John Sayles
featuring John Cusack, Clifton James, David Strathairn, Christopher Lloyd, D.B. Sweeney, John Mahoney, Michael Lerner

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 ...

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