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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


During the UCLA game, the play before the alley-oop they call a foul on Kenny Tyler. However the ref signals a charge which is an offensive foul. This means that Washington should've gotten the ball back instead of UCLA shooting two free throws. See more »


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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.

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