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The Sixth Man (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  28 March 1997 (USA)
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Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time ... See full summary »

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Coach Pederson
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R.C. St. John
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Mikulski
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Malik Major
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Luther LaSalle
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Jimmy Stubbs
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Coach Nichols
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Camille Tyler
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James Tyler
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Nativity Watson (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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Storyline

Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time later, Antoine returns as a ghost and helps Kenny in game and in life, but Kenny changes in the process and doesn't quite like it. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some innuendos | See all certifications »
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28 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,128,178 (USA) (28 March 1997)

Gross:

$14,708,874 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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Trivia

Shawn Wayans was considered for the role of Antoine Tyler. If he would have gotten the part, he would have portrayed his real life brother, Marlon. See more »

Goofs

When the ref calls Kenny for a foul in Antoine's last game alive, the same shot of the ref is used to call a charge on Luther in the Kentucky game. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: Halloween's gonna be the bomb this year.
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Keep On Risin'
Written by Vassal Benford
Performed by Jade Featuring Lil' Rochett & Vaz
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Bench Warmer.
23 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

University of Washington basketball player Kadeem Hardison dies suddenly of a heart attack, but comes back as a ghost that only brother/teammate Marlon Wayans can see to assist his team in going all the way to the NCAA National Championship. Another one of those fair films that is never really sure where it wants to go. An odd mixture of comedy and drama keep the production grounded throughout. The concept is tiring and unoriginal in the first place and the players found within are not given enough strong material to raise the mediocre parts to a strong whole. David Paymer and Michael Michele are part of the likable cast. "The Sixth Man" is not a bad bench warmer, but it has no business being in the starting lineup. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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