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The Sixth Man (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 28 March 1997 (USA)
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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Antoine Tyler
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Coach Pederson
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R.C. St. John
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Mikulski
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Gertz
Lorenzo Orr ...
Malik Major
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Zigi Hrbacek
Travis Ford ...
Danny O'Grady
Jack Karuletwa ...
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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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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The 6th Man  »

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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

This was Duncan MacGregor's last film as a gaffer. The movie was dedicated to the memory of him. 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: I can prove he's real!
[passes Danny the ball]
Kenny: Danny Partridge! Dunk it!
Zigi Hrbacek: Kenny, there's no way he can dunk it. He's just too small.
Danny O'Grady: Shut up, Zigi! You're seven feet tall and you can't touch the rim!
Zigi Hrbacek: At least I'm seven feet tall!
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Connections

References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Superstition (Doug E. Fresh Version)
Written by Stevie Wonder and Doug E. Fresh
Performed by Doug E. Fresh
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My brothers keeper
19 March 2003 | by (east orange, new jersey) – See all my reviews

There's nothing more worst then losing a sibling especially with one you grew up with. This movie is real touching especially when the teammates gave a moment of silence and hung up his jersey. A real tear-jerker. Then it became humorous when they were winning games by the help of Antione's ghost and kidding around with his younger brother. The movie is often silly at times but enjoying.


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