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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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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. 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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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some innuendos | See all certifications »
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28 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 6th Man  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$14,708,874 (USA) (8 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 the ref calls Kenny for a foul in Antoine's last game alive, the same shot of the ref is used to call a charge on Luther in the Kentucky game. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: I can prove he's real!
[passes Danny the ball]
Kenny: Danny Partridge! Dunk it!
Zigi Hrbacek: Kenny, there's no way he can dunk it. He's just too small.
Danny O'Grady: Shut up, Zigi! You're seven feet tall and you can't touch the rim!
Zigi Hrbacek: At least I'm seven feet tall!
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References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

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Keep On Risin'
Written by Vassal Benford
Performed by Jade Featuring Lil' Rochett & Vaz
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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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