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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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They're lifting the game to a higher level.


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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)

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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 »

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When UW advances to the West Regional in Oakland, Antoine and Kenny are shown talking outside the arena and ultimately begin tussling. The shots of them together are clearly on location, on the bare concrete plaza between the outdoor Oakland Coliseum stadium and the indoor arena. But when Kenny is shown alone, seemingly acting crazy with his ghostly brother not visible, the shot comes from the opposite angle and is obviously from a location shot in the Northwest, with lush greenery behind the opposing cheerleaders warming up on a lawn that is not part of the Coliseum complex. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: [At urinal] Look, we've been through a lot together and I love you more than anything in this world, but you've got to stop popping up all the time wanting to play. I'm on a date, I can't play with you right now. Gosh, you're making it so hard. People are starting to stare at me.
Man in Bathroom: You know something, I've got the same problem.
Kenny: Trust me, my problem's a lot bigger than yours.
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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Invisible
Written by Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers & Public Demand
Performed by Public Demand
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This was a good movie.
13 January 2005 | by (Knoxville, TN) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie thoroughly when I was a kid. I thought that is was very moving. Most movies claiming to be hardcore emotional haven't made me want to cry as much as this movie did. I think I'm going to rent it tonight just to see it again. I think it was funny as well. The rating it has received in here is a shame. It should be at least a 6, 7, or 8. The two brothers played well together and the basketball scenes were cool. This movie was good from beginning to end. Wayans was great and so was the other guy. Having brothers would make you enjoy this movie even more I'm sure. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a good sports movie with a lot of heart.


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