City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial ... See full summary »
Tony Lo Bianco,
Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from... See full summary »
Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy doctor whose wife has recently died. In spite of the advice of his children, he takes a trip to visit his former students who now work in impoverished villages... See full summary »
Dan Rivera González
1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the ... See full summary »
Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
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. Written by
Patrick Lynn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
According to Michael Rooker, he had a loud argument with the casting director because he was upset that John Sayles was not present at the audition. The casting director felt that he had the right attitude to play Chick Gandil. The producers did not want to cast Rooker because he was an unknown. Sayles sent the producers a clip of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) and they were convinced. See more »
Fred McMullin's role in the scandal is completely incorrect as shown in the film. McMullin overheard the conversation between Chick and Swede in the locker room, not in the bathroom. While McMullin was a friend of Swede's, he was only included out of fear he'd tell Gleason about the fix. And the conversation took place in August of 1919. McMullin earned his $5,000 by grounding out in game 2 with catcher Ray Schalk is scoring position. MvMullin later served as a liaison between the gamblers and the players, whom were forced to throw several key games during the 1920 season out of fear of being exposed. See more »
You go back to Boston and turn seventy grand at the drop of a hat? I find that hard to believe.
You say you can find seven men on the best club that ever took the field willin' to throw the World Series? I find *that* hard to believe.
You never played for Charlie Comiskey.
See more »
Everything's right in this period piece on baseball's darkest moment. Film eschews standard Hollywood overkill and presents things as they actually happened [you won't see Shoeless Joe talking like a Harvard grad in this one]; also avoids taking sides between greedy players and greedy owner, and lets you decide who screwed who. Fantastic atmosphere. Cusack as Buck Weaver, on the fringes of the scandal, and David Strathairn, as ace pitcher Eddie Cicotte, lead a cast which is solid through the whole lineup.
18 of 24 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?