MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,385 this week

Game 6 (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  January 2005 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 2,131 users   Metascore: 56/100
Reviews: 25 user | 31 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

Combining real and fictional events, Game 6 centers around the historic 1986 World Series and a day in the life of a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.00 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Related News

Game 6
| The Hollywood Reporter

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 16 Dec 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 14 Sep 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 07 Jan 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Game 6" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Game 6 (2005)

Game 6 (2005) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Game 6.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hit man (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Keaton
Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Macdonald, Tom Bastounes
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad ... See full summary »

Director: George Haas
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Danny Nucci, George Newbern
Lucky You (2007)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems.

Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century.

Director: Steven Shainberg
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell
Quicksand (2003)
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.

Director: Keith Gordon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson
Danger Zone (1996)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

American mining engineer gets involved in civil war and international conspiracy in an African country.

Director: Allan Eastman
Stars: Billy Zane, Robert Downey Jr., Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
The Last Time (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A salesman (Keaton) rediscovers a lust for life after falling for the fiancée of his new business partner (Fraser), a Midwest transplant finding his footing in New York City.

Director: Michael Caleo
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Amber Valletta, Michael Keaton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.

Director: Dito Montiel
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf
Eros (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three short films -- one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai -- address the themes of love and sex.

Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Li Gong, Chen Chang, Feng Tien
The Soloist (2009)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener
The Route V50 (2004)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A man looking for "confidence" finds himself stranded in a desert town populated by himself and a Volvo station wagon. This short film is the long form of a commercial made during a time when "story ads" were in vogue.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Robert Downey Jr.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Steven Schwimmer
...
Laurel Rogan
...
Joanna Bourne
...
Elliott Litvak
...
Paisley Porter
...
Renee Simons
...
Peter Redmond
...
Jack Haskins
...
Michael Rogan
...
Toyota Moseby
...
Matthew
...
Lillian Rogan
...
Ramaswamy Choudhry
...
George, Georgie, Giorgio
Edit

Storyline

Nicky Rogan's new play is opening on Broadway and many agree, he has written the best play his career. Or has he? Critic Steven Schwimmer is slated to review and he's ruined many a playwright with his scathing words. Nicky is becoming concerned, but instead chooses to obsess over his Red Sox and their chances again the Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Will the Sox and his play come crashing down on the same night? Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Where were *you* on that night? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

6-os játszma  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Hoffman says in his commentary that the character of Steven Schwimmer is given a birthmark because the original character, as written by Don DeLillo, was not meant to be as attractive as 'Robert Downey Jr.' was when he was cast in the part. Hoffman says, "We had gone long and hard trying to figure out how we create some kind of physical scar that replicates the kind of wound that he feels inside." See more »

Goofs

Across the street from the theater showing Nicky's new play, there is a poster for the musical, Brooklyn. The musical opened on October 21, 2004, the night after the Red Sox won the ALCS on the way to winning their first World Series since 1918. See more »

Quotes

Elliott Litvak: I can't write one word without imagining what his response is going to be. I am paralyzed as an artist.
Nicky Rogan: See, I don't have the problems you artists have.
Elliott Litvak: You've been saying that for years.
Nicky Rogan: What?
Elliott Litvak: "No, I'm just a professional. I'm a dues-paying member of the Guild." You are afraid, Nicky. That's the darkest part of you.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Making 'Game 6' (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

My Family
Written by Phil Palombi
Performed by Tri-Fi
Courtesy of Cap Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Winning is easy losing is complicated, It's a lifetime's work
16 April 2006 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

(There are Spoilers) with everything seemingly coming down on his head Broadway playwright Nicky Regan, Michael Keaton,has found out that he has an added crisis to his already hectic and troubled life. New York Times play reviewer and critic Steven Schwimmer, Robert Downey Jr. Schwimmer's word can make or beak a Broadway play and he's the person that's going to review his that evening!

Nicky is also saddled with a failing marriage with his now separated wife Lillian, Catherine O'Hara,due to his affair with,Lillians, gynecologist Joanna Brorne, Bebe Neuwirth. All that is driving his teenage daughter Laurel, Ari Graynor, to become so upset that she's seriously thinking of getting professional help.

It just turns out that opening night for Nicky's play at the Music Box coincides with the sixth game of the 1986 World Series, October 25, with Nicky's beloved Boston Red Sox leading three games to two. With the sixth game possibly being the series clincher for Boston. If they win it would be the first World Series title for the luckless Bosox since 1918.

Witty and at the same time heart wrenching movie about a person who completely lost his grip on reality and in the end has a mind-snapping experience that almost causes him to commit murder. Even though those in the theater district would gladly give him a ticker tape parade, and the key to the city, if he succeeded.

The movie "Game 6" slowly works it way toward the showdown at Shea Stadium between the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox that's a do or die game for the Mets. At first just a sidelight with Nicky jumping from cab to cab trying to get everything ready for his big opening night act, or play, he becomes obsessed with the ballgame. It's as if the outcome of the game would make him forget his personal troubles. Which among other headache his leading man in the play Peter Redmond,Harris Yulin, is suffering from memory loss due to a parasite embedded in his brain! That Redmond he picked up in far-off Borneo during location filming of a movie he stared in.

Egged on to murder Schwimmer by fellow playwright Elliot Litvak, Griffin Dunne, who's professional and personal life he destroyed, Nicky tries to keep himself from going off the deep end and do in the nasty and abusive Broadway critic. Taking a cab to a sports bar Nicky plans to watch the Met/Red Sox World Series game. The dramatic conclusion of the 6th game just left Nicky in such a state of shock that for a while his brain didn't respond to what his eyes were seeing thinking that it was his Red Sox who won, and won the 1986 World Series not the New York Mets! The New York Mets now on a roll overcame a three run deficit in the next evening in the seventh and final game of the World Series and ended up beating the now stunned and shell-shocked Bosox 8 to 5.

With nothing left to live for Nicky gets a gun and goes gunning for Schwimmer at his secret and unknown hideout by the New York docks. When he finally finds him, together with his daughter Laurel, Nicky realizes that him and Schwimmer have a lot more in common with each other then with almost any one else; their fanatical Boston Red Sox fans and both grew up in Boston just blocks away from each other and the Red Sox home court Fenwway Park! Whats more to Nicky's complete surprise Schwimmer did like his play very much and is to give it in his newspaper column one of his rare, as a Boston Red Sox World Series Championship, good reviews.

Strange to say the least "Game 6" has so many interesting characters in it, including the dozen or so off-the-wall and zany taxi drivers, that you never get tired watching it. Even when it's over with Nicky now happily back driving a cab, like he did before he became a big time playwright, you just want it to keep going on and feel a bit cheated when the closing credits start rolling down, or is it up, the screen.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Red Sox should've never broken the curse TornadoShanks
WHY!? FooFighter82488
thematic question jhersh
Game 6 release in March!! judgrecs
Release Date? Rogue_108
Anyone who is not a DeLillo fan enjoy this?? vailrulestheworld
Discuss Game 6 (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?