S.I.M Rating: 8.17 out of 10 (22 Votes)
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, Clifton James, D.B. Sweeney, David Strathairn, John Cusack, John Mahoney, Michael Lerner
The infamous Black Sox scandal of 1919 is told in the 1988 baseball drama, Eight Men Out. Writer/director/actor John Sayles directed, and the film stars John Cusack, Bill Irwin, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd and Charlie Sheen.
One of the most talented teams of all time, the 1919 Chicago White Sox are heavily favored going into the World Series versus the Cincinnati Reds. The players, however, aren't thrilled with the penny-pinching ways of their owner, Charles Comiskey. With this information, gamblers make a move on selected star players with the offer to "throw" the Series for more money than they would make otherwise.
Speculation continues nearly 100 years later as to the extent of collusion among the players. Shoeless Joe Jackson, at the time easily the equal of the great Ty Cobb, was implicated and banned for life.