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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.

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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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Trivia

Marlon Wayans starred opposite his brother Damon in the film Mo Money, a part intended for Kadeem Hardison to play. Damon later stated that his mother made him give the role to Marlon. 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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Soundtracks

Superstition
(Doug E. Fresh Version)
Written by Stevie Wonder and Doug E. Fresh
Performed by Doug E. Fresh
Courtesy of Motown Record Co., L.P.
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sixth 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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