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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 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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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,128,178, 30 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,708,874, 10 August 1997
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Though they didn't share scenes, Harold Sylvester portrays Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison's father in the beginning of the film. Harold Sylvester also played Kadeem Hardison's father in the NBC sitcom A Different World. 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 »

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Kenny: I'm gonna call the Ghostbusters on your ass!
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Illest Man
Written by Guru (as Keith Elam) and Joyce Sims (as Joyce E. Sims)
Performed by Guru
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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My brothers keeper
19 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

There's nothing more worst then losing a sibling especially with one you grew up with. This movie is real touching especially when the teammates gave a moment of silence and hung up his jersey. A real tear-jerker. Then it became humorous when they were winning games by the help of Antione's ghost and kidding around with his younger brother. The movie is often silly at times but enjoying.


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