Eight Men Out [20th Anniversary Edition]

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Synopsis

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

Chapter List

Disc #1 -- Eight Men Out
1. Main Titles [2:38]
2. The White Sox [10:36]
3. The Fix [7:54]
4. Arm's Fine [4:21]
5. Champ [5:10]
6. Big Man in Boston [4:09]
7. One of the Boys [4:43]
8. It's Just Nerves [3:20]
9. Shaking Up the Odds [3:26]
10. Game 1 [4:30]
11. On the Level? [2:48]
12. Game 2 [4:31]
13. Boy Scouts [3:12]
14. Game 3 [4:13]
15. Promise Not to Tell? [1:37]
16. Games 4 and 5 [3:07]
17. Forever Blowing Ballgames [1:04]
18. Game 6 [3:14]
19. Game 7 [3:40]
20. Behind the Scenes [2:05]
21. America [1:48]
22. Game 8 [3:57]
23. What's Best For Baseball [5:40]
24. Say it Ain't So, Joe [2:03]
25. The Less You Know... [1:09]
26. An Arm and a Leg [1:53]
27. The Black Sox [4:53]
28. The Greatest [3:39]
29. In the Groove [2:18]
30. Gamblers 8, Baseball 0 [1:57]
31. Who's Joe Jackson? [2:51]
32. End Titles [2:32]