Eight Men Out (1988) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Eight Men Out

John Sayles, 1988

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Eight Men Out
Eliot Asinof, 1963

Eight Men Out is a movie directed by John Sayles in 1988 and based on the book Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series by Eliot Asinof, first published in 1963. The movie features John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, and others.

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Movie Poster: Eight Men Out (John Sayles, 1988)

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Book Cover: Eight Men Out (Eliot Asinof, 1963)

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Eight Men Out

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Storyline

In 1919, the Chicago White Sox are considered among the greatest baseball teams ever assembled; however, the team’s stingy owner, Charles Comiskey, gives little inclination to reward his players for a spectacular season. A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

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Poster of Eight Men Out, the 1988 movie by John Sayles

Year

1988

Minutes

119

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

Eight Men Out

Country: USA

Year: 1988

Length: 1h59m

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Cover of Eight Men Out, the 1963 book by Eliot Asinof

Year

1963

Pages

336

Book Rate

8.06

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Book

Eight Men Out

Subtitle: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series

Country: USA

First published in: 1963

Length: 336 pages

Genre: Biography

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