MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,194 this week

The Sixth Man (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  28 March 1997 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 3,703 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 16 critic

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 13 Mar 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 07 Feb 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sixth Man (1997)

The Sixth Man (1997) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sixth Man.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Varsity Blues (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the... See full summary »

Director: Brian Robbins
Stars: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Paul Walker
Shallow Hal (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.

Director: Cameron Crowe
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger
Mr 3000 (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

Director: Charles Stone III
Stars: Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster
Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman
Groundhog Day (1993)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
Fever Pitch (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack
Tin Cup (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.

Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson
Summer Catch (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director: Michael Tollin
Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward
Drama | Fantasy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron
Juwanna Mann (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.

Director: Jesse Vaughan
Stars: Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Christopher Simmons, Vivica A. Fox
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Antoine Tyler
...
Coach Pederson
...
R.C. St. John
...
Mikulski
...
Gertz
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)
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Sixth Man  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,708,874 (USA) (8 August 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

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 »

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!
See more »

Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep On Risin'
Written by Vassal Benford
Performed by Jade Featuring Lil' Rochett & Vaz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Highly underrated
28 December 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on a bus - a captive audience. The sound was too low and the screen was really small, but I still found it to be a touching comedy with a lot of heart. It was advertised as a zany "ghost basketball player haunts brother - wackiness ensues," when it is actually a strong story of the relationship between two brothers who grew up as best friends and teammates, and what happens when one of their lives is tragically cut short.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
this was a great movie unicornstar01
THE SONG!! gbemiaye
How did Antoine die? ConVerse856
GO HUSKIES! rainbowbrite6746
Love the drama... Smartass-Dumbass
Who sings that song justin_hart14
Discuss The Sixth Man (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?