• PG, 2 hr. 1 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    John Sayles
    In Theaters:
    Sep 2, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 8, 2001
  • Orion Pictures

Critic Review - Chicago Sun-Times

It's an insider's movie, a baseball expert's film that is hard for the untutored to follow.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (3)
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Chad Hebert


May 8 - 11:44 PM

Garrett Cash

Garrett Cash


Unintelligent failure that can only spew idiotic name calling

Jul 22 - 03:07 PM

Phil Fagala

Phil Fagala

This film is not for baseball experts only. I think the film succeeds in painting a historically accurate picture of the Black Sox Scandal, and it doesn't take a genius, or an individual with an abundance of baseball history knowledge to figure out what the players were doing here. They were intentionally losing World Series games in order to net a portion of gambling-derived profits from said losses. This is money they felt they were entitled to, and that they wouldn't be receiving from the miserly owner of their team, Charles Comiskey. This film is more about a money-making scheme gone wrong than about baseball.

Aug 19 - 07:51 AM

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