John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney. Long before Barry Bonds, the Mitchell Report and the steroids scandal that rocked baseball, there were the Black Sox of 1919—a group of players including Buck Weaver, Lefty Williams, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch who later admitted to fixing the World Series, intentionally throwing games in exchange for a share of gamblers’ profits. This is their story, as dramatized by John Sayles and adapted from the 1963 novel by Eliot Asinof. 1988/color/120 min/PG.