John Cusack and Charlie Sheen lead a “superb ensemble of actors” (Newsweek) as young idealistic players on the White Sox, who, despite being pennant winners, are treated with disdain by their penny-pinching owner/manager. Ripe for a money-making scheme, the demoralized team agrees to throw the World Series. But when they’re defeated, a couple of sports writers smell a fix, and a national scandal explodes,
ripping the cover off America’s favorite pastime in “the movie baseball fans have been waiting for” (USA Today).
**Audio Commentary by Director John Sayles
**Two-Part Retrospective Documentary
**The Story Behind the Movie Featurette
**DB, The Bat & The 2005 World Series Featurette
Cast & Crew
Perhaps the saddest chapter in the annals of professional American sports is recounted in absorbing fashion in Eight Men Out.
For Mr. Sayles, whose idealism has never been more affecting or apparent than it is in this story of boyish enthusiam gone bad in an all too grown-up world, Eight Men Out represents a home run.