#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennant. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players money to throw the series. (Most of the players didn’t get as much as promised.) But Buck Weaver and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson turn back at the last minute and try to play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. Two years later, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple counts. They are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner Landis has other plans. The eight players are suspended for life, and Buck Weaver, for the rest of his life, tries to clear his name.
Plot: 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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Dear God, I love this movie!
John Sayles is always, always honest with his audiences, never resorting to cheap tricks or unwarranted sentiment; and this period drama about the “Black Sox” scandal of 1919 may be his finest hour. Incredibly handsome and lavish-looking for a low-budget indie, it’s a meticulous re-creation of the first huge scandal in American professional sports, and the beginning of the loss of innocence in pro baseball (and American popular culture by extension). If that makes it sound a bit dry, let it be said that the characterizations are vivid, the characters multilayered, the costumes gorgeous, and the staging of the baseball games unusually convincing. (Ever notice how movie stars can’t really fake pro-athlete moves? Watch John Cusack charge an outfield fly, or Charlie Sheen slide into third–they had me convinced.) In a uniformly excellent cast, David Strathairn’s morally tortured star pitcher is especially impressive, as is John Mahoney’s manager, alternately loving and despising his players, his eroding trust etched on his expressive face. And what a wonderful touch having Studs Terkel play a cynical sportswriter: He’s the essence of Chicago style.
Some of the facts of the story are necessarily simplified or omitted to keep the movie under two hours, but there’s not a moment of dishonesty or “Field of Dreams”-type goo. By the time the kid is looking Joe Jackson in the eye and pleading, “Say it ain’t so,” you’ll probably be sniffling.
A high-water mark in the career of a great, versatile, underappreciated moviemaker.
Wonderful film. John Sayles at his best. What a cast, including Sayles.
I watched this film again on cable recently and it is still as superb as when I saw it in the theaters years ago. Its smart and puts the blame squarely on the gamblers and owners, where it belongs. The acting of John Cusack, David Stathairn, Charlie Sheen and Sayles himself is excellent. Wonderful script. Crisp direction. Compelling story. If you were intrigued by the Black Sox scandal referred to fleetingly in Boardwalk Empire, than watch this film. One of the best films made about sports and the temptation of money corrupting sports. Not some soapy film like Pride of the Yankees or A League of Their Own, which I enjoy, but are far from reality. A must see. It is so sad that the man who wrote and directed this film, the Great John Sayles cannot get financing to make anymore film. Truly a Hollywood injustice.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Drama, History, Sport
Director John Sayles
Writer Eliot Asinof (book), John Sayles (screenplay)
Actors Jace Alexander, John Cusack, Gordon Clapp, Don Harvey
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Orion Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm