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A Juiceless and Didactic Baseball Movie

Eight Men Out, about a 1919 baseball scandal, is directed by John Sayles. Film critic Stephen Schiff says there are some good performances, but the movie is more of a moralistic argument than a story; it could have used some of the wit Sayles injected into his earlier B-movies.

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 1, 1988: Interview with Lukas Foss; Review of popular songs from the summer of 1988; Interview with Saeed Jaffrey; Review of the film "Eight Men Out."

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