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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Wayans ... Kenny Tyler
Kadeem Hardison ... Antoine Tyler
David Paymer ... Coach Pederson
Michael Michele ... R.C. St. John
Kevin Dunn ... Mikulski
Gary Jones ... Gertz
Lorenzo Orr Lorenzo Orr ... Malik Major
Vladimir Cuk ... Zigi Hrbacek
Travis Ford Travis Ford ... Danny O'Grady
Jack Karuletwa Jack Karuletwa ... Luther LaSalle
Chris Spencer ... Jimmy Stubbs
Kirk Baily ... Coach Nichols
Saundra McClain ... Camille Tyler
Harold Sylvester ... James Tyler
Octavia Spencer ... Nativity Watson (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language and some innuendos | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 6th Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,128,178, 30 March 1997

Gross USA:

$14,772,788

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,772,788
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kadeem Hardison has long working history with the Wayans family. Both Keenan Ivory and Damon appeared in the same episode of A Different World which starred Kadeem Hardison and featured Kim Wayans in a recurring role. Hardison also appeared in I'm Gonna Git U Sucka which featured Keenan Ivory, Damon, Kim, Shawn and Marlon. See more »

Goofs

During the UCLA game, the play before the alley-oop they call a foul on Kenny Tyler. However the ref signals a charge which is an offensive foul. This means that Washington should've gotten the ball back instead of UCLA shooting two free throws. 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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Soundtracks

Get Up
Written by Christopher Troy, Zack Harmon, Rich Herrera
Performed by Dominica
Courtesy of Estilo Entertainment
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Hilarious!
25 July 2000 | by Derek-86See all my reviews

I thought this movie was hilarious! Marlon Wayans is a great comedian. In fact all the Wayans brothers are funny. They have a great talent for comedy. I would recommend this movie to all my friends and anyone else who's reading this.


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