Jeff Labrecque
March 28, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Eight Men Out - 20th Anniversary Edition

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
119 minutes
performer
John Cusack, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd
director
John Sayles
author
John Sayles
genre
Drama

We gave it an A-

It happens every spring: Just as the first crack of the bat awakens fans’ hopes, their favorite baseball classics reappear in special-edition DVDs.

Eight Men Out (1988)
The Pitch John Sayles mines the history of ”Shoeless” Joe Jackson and the 1919 ”Black Sox” gambling scandal with a grand-slam Collector’s Edition.
Extra Innings A two-part retrospective details what one exec considered a ”cursed” film: It took so long to get greenlit, says Sayles, that his dream cast ”started out with Martin Sheen on third base and ended up with Charlie Sheen in center field.” A-

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