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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
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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 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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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

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 »

Quotes

Kenny: I'm gonna call the Ghostbusters on your ass!
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Deeper Than Blood
Written by Ty Lacy
Performed by Savory
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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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