In 1919 Chicago's professional baseball team, the pennant winning White Sox, are resentful and frustrated because their are under paid by their manager. Ripe for being corrupted, a few players willingly agree to play poorly to intentionally throw off the scores thereby aiding the bets on the World Series. While other players know of the scheme but refuse to participate. Observant sports writers sense a fix and they are exposed, thus forever changing the history and rules of the game.
Cast : John Cusack, John Sayles, David Strathairn, D.B. Sweeney, Charlie Sheen, John Mahoney, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd, Studs Terkel
Writer : Eliot Asinof (book), John Sayles (screenplay)
Language : English, Spanish, French