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Game 6 (2005)

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Combining real and fictional events, this movie 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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Michael Hoffman

Writer:

Don DeLillo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Nicky Rogan
Robert Downey Jr. ... Steven Schwimmer
Ari Graynor ... Laurel Rogan
Bebe Neuwirth ... Joanna Bourne
Griffin Dunne ... Elliott Litvak
Shalom Harlow ... Paisley Porter
Nadia Dajani ... Renee Simons
Harris Yulin ... Peter Redmond
Roger Rees ... Jack Haskins
Tom Aldredge ... Michael Rogan
Lillias White ... Toyota Moseby
Amir Ali Said ... Matthew
Catherine O'Hara ... Lillian Rogan
Rock Kohli ... Ramaswamy Choudhry
John Tormey ... George, Georgie, Giorgio
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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>

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Hindi

Release Date:

January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шестата игра See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,610, 12 March 2006

Gross USA:

$129,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,664
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Hoffman said, 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 said, "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

In one of the taxi/traffic scenes, a passenger in the car behind Michael Keaton's character is out of the car looking to see the cause of traffic. The passenger is an Orthodox Jew. However, this movie takes place on a Saturday (10/25/86), the Jewish Sabbath. An orthodox Jew would not be allowed in a car on Sabbath. See more »

Quotes

Joanna Bourne: [to Nicky] I just can't take it any more. He forgets simple lines, he forgets where to stand, and we tell him and we tell him and we tell him. I know he's a sweet man; I love Peter; I know it's not his fault. But I have never worked on a show where the leading man has a parasite in his brain.
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Connections

Features 1986 World Series (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

My Family
Written by Phil Palombi
Performed by Tri-Fi
Courtesy of Cap Records
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Congratulations
22 February 2005 | by alki-5See all my reviews

I saw the film at the festival too.

And I have to strongly disagree.

I was moved and compelled to watch 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.

Keaton and Downey were brilliant.

Always great watching these two fantastic artists.

I give it my two thumbs up.

The reason you probably found it boring is because you were asleep.


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