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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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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
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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

In the first Huskie game, a commentator says that the team hasn't won the Pac-10 since 1985. In the second game, another one says that the team hasn't clinched a tournament berth since 1984. Following standard NCAA rules, this cannot be true since a conference winner has an automatic tournament berth. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: I'm gonna call the Ghostbusters on your ass!
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Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Invisible
Written by Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers & Public Demand
Performed by Public Demand
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Good, touching, excellent film
4 March 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on video, liked it, but then forgot about it. I saw it on IMDB, when I looked it up today, and it looks like not alot of people saw it. I loved it, it is a little sad, but I loved it. It is about a basketball player and his brother, and when the brother dies, he haunts his brother. Sad ending.


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