Eight Men Out
Title: Eight Men Out
Recommended by Amy/Service Center
John Cusack (Con Air) and Charlie Sheen (Major League) lead a “superb ensemble of actors” (Newsweek) delivering “striking performances” (The New York Times) in this “mesmerizing story” (Los Angeles Times) about the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal, certainly one of the saddest chapters in the annals of professional sports. Buck Weaver (Cusack) and Hap Felsch (Sheen) are young idealistic players with the Chicago White Sox, a pennant-winning team owned by Charles Comiskey Â– a penny-pinching, hands-on manager who underpays his players and treats them with disdain. And when gamblers and hustlers discover that Comiskey’s demoralized players are ripe for a money-making scheme, one by one the team members agree to throw the World Series. But when the White Sox are defeated, a couple of sports writers smell a fix and a national scandal explodes, ripping the cover off America’s favorite pastime.