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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine Tyler
Coach Pederson
R.C. St. John
Lorenzo Orr ...
Malik Major
Zigi Hrbacek
Travis Ford ...
Danny O'Grady
Jack Karuletwa ...
Luther LaSalle
Jimmy Stubbs
Kirk Baily ...
Coach Nichols
Camille Tyler
James Tyler
Nativity Watson (as Octavia L. Spencer)


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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They're lifting the game to a higher level.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language and some innuendos | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 6th Man  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the Fresno State game, there are several shots of the players taken from the ground level. The ceiling above is that of the old Hec-Edmunson Pavilion at the University of Washington. At one point you can even read the name Huskies on the scoreboard signs. Then as the game progresses, the ceiling is shown again, and it is that of the arena in California. See more »


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Written by Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers & Public Demand
Performed by Public Demand
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A Great Movie
21 June 2000 | by (St. Petersburg, FL) – See all my reviews

This movie is excellent. It is hilarious and has great drama. Kadeem Hardison and Marlon are just as convincing as brothers as Marlon is with his real life brother Shawn on "The Wayans Bros." The acting was great, the comedy was great, and the writing was great. This is the film that made me look at Marlon Wayans as more than just a funny guy, but also as a very talented actor. I give this movie a 10.

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