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The Sixth Man (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 28 March 1997 (USA)
A college athlete returns from the dead to help his brother's basketball team win the NCAA title.

Director:

Randall Miller
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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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Trivia

Though they didn't share scenes, Harold Sylvester portrays Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison's father in the beginning of the film. Harold Sylvester also played Kadeem Hardison's father in the NBC sitcom A Different World. See more »

Goofs

In the first Huskie game, a commentator says that the team hasn't won the Pac-10 since 1985. In the second game, another one says that the team hasn't clinched a tournament berth since 1984. Following standard NCAA rules, this cannot be true since a conference winner has an automatic tournament berth. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: I'm gonna call the Ghostbusters on your ass!
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Connections

References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Go Blue
Written by Albert Ahronheim
Performed by University of Michigan Marching Band (as The University of Michigan Marching Band)
Under the direction of Kevin L. Sedatole
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A Great Movie
21 June 2000 | by WaltdogSee all my reviews

This movie is excellent. It is hilarious and has great drama. Kadeem Hardison and Marlon are just as convincing as brothers as Marlon is with his real life brother Shawn on "The Wayans Bros." The acting was great, the comedy was great, and the writing was great. This is the film that made me look at Marlon Wayans as more than just a funny guy, but also as a very talented actor. I give this movie a 10.


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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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