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Author: John SaylesSarah PillsburyMidge SanfordJohn CusackClifton JamesAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : MGM : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 20th anniversary edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Film about the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal. The young, idealistic White Sox players 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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Historical films
History
Sports films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Sports
Historical
Adaptation
Adaptations Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Eliot Asinof; Eliot Asinof; Eliot Asinof
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sayles; Sarah Pillsbury; Midge Sanford; John Cusack; Clifton James; Michael Lerner; Christopher Lloyd; John Mahoney; Charlie Sheen; David Strathairn; D B Sweeney; Kevin Tighe; Mason Daring; Eliot Asinof; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
ISBN: 9786311727393 6311727390
OCLC Number: 212225098
Language Note: Dialogue in English, French or Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Notes: Based on the book by Eliot Asinof.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Special features: Audio commentary by director John Sayles; Two-part retrospective documentary; The story behind the movie featurette; DB, the bat & the 2005 World Series featurette.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; editor, John Tintori ; music, Mason Daring ; production designer, Nora Chavooshian.
Cast: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, Kevin Tighe.
Target Audience: Rating: G; CHV rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual layer, NTSC.
Responsibility: a Sanford/Pillsbury production ; produced by Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford ; written for the screen and directed by John Sayles.

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Film about the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal. The young, idealistic White Sox players 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.

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