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The Sixth Man (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 28 March 1997 (USA)
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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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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,708,874, 10 August 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Duncan MacGregor's last film as a gaffer. The movie was dedicated to the memory of him. See more »

Goofs

In the Fresno State game, there are several shots of the players taken from the ground level. The ceiling above is that of the old Hec-Edmunson Pavilion at the University of Washington. At one point you can even read the name Huskies on the scoreboard signs. Then as the game progresses, the ceiling is shown again, and it is that of the arena in California. 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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Connections

References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Superstition
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Record Co., L.P.
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Highly underrated
28 December 1998 | by the_refSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on a bus - a captive audience. The sound was too low and the screen was really small, but I still found it to be a touching comedy with a lot of heart. It was advertised as a zany "ghost basketball player haunts brother - wackiness ensues," when it is actually a strong story of the relationship between two brothers who grew up as best friends and teammates, and what happens when one of their lives is tragically cut short.


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