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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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The 6th Man  »

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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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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

When Kenny is in the locker room, he closes his locker. It is alternately open/closed in subsequent shots. See more »

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Antoine Tyler: Or better yet let's go down to the cemetery and get laid. I need some action.
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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Shootin' Hoops (2011) See more »

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Performed by The University of Washington Husky Band
Under the direction of Brad McDavid
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Highly underrated
28 December 1998 | by 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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