Eight Men Out

1988 PG 2h 0m DVD

Eight Men Out

1988 PG 2h 0m DVD
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Disgruntled Chicago White Sox players agree to lose the World Series for a big payoff in this account of the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal. The team owner underpays his talented players, leaving the door open for a gambling syndicate head to swoop in.
John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, Don Harvey, Michael Rooker
John Sayles
Widescreen 1.85:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that kids will see some idolized baseball players smoke, gamble, and ultimately purposefully lose a game to line their own pockets. This historical piece is a treat for baseball aficionados, but others may lack the stamina for the plodding examination of responsibility and betrayal.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Not applicable


The f-word and other milder curses are used. One player uses a rude hand gesture.

Social Behavior

Nearly everyone gambles and the players throw the Series for a payoff. The movie reflects the racial segregation of its day.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Players idolized by the kids smoke.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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