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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 of the team. Suddenly Antoine dies of a heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of the ... 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 of the team. Suddenly Antoine dies of a heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of the 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.

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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

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 »

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Luther Lasalle looks around before he calls Antoine a ball hog, as if by looking around he could tell if an invisible Antoine was there. 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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Soundtracks

The Way You Do The Things You Do
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson, Jr.) and Bobby Rogers (as Robert Rogers)
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Record Co., L.P.
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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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