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Game 6 (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  January 2005 (USA)
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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.

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Steven Schwimmer
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Laurel Rogan
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Joanna Bourne
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Elliott Litvak
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Paisley Porter
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Renee Simons
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Jack Haskins
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Michael Rogan
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Toyota Moseby
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Ramaswamy Choudhry
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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>

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It's opening night... Let the games begin! See more »

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Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Michael Keaton's love interest in this movie is played by Bebe Neuwirth. In Frasier: Wheels of Fortune (2002), Keaton played the half-brother of Lilith Sternin, also played by Bebe Neuwirth. See more »

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When the camera pans the Red Sox locker room, showing the hung up jerseys, the jerseys have Mitchell & Ness tags on the collar. Mitchell & Ness is a producer of historic and vintage jerseys. In 1986 the MLB uniform manufacturer was Rawlings. See more »

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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.
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My Family
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I'm game for Game 6
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story, a dark and heavily emotional drama about a playwrite Nicky in 1986 NY who loves the Red Sox so much, he skips the opening night of his play to see game 6 of the 1986 world series between the Mets and the Sox. Nicky has a series of conversations with a myriad of people he knows and meets in the days leading up to game 6. They all help Nicky deal with life's stresses consisting of a particularly nasty Broadway critic who has nothing good to say about anyone and kills the careers of anyone unfortunate enough to fall under his poison pen. His impending divorce over his long affair. A major actor that is forgetting his lines due to a parasitic illness. The beginning of his estrangement of his daughter over the divorce and his neglect of their relationship. The excellent acting envelopes you as the slow and deliberate plot plays out. If quality of acting is important to you, you should see this movie.


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