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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.


Michael Hoffman


Don DeLillo





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


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 »


Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


Michael Keaton and Robert Downey, Jr. appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). See more »


While watching the beginning of Game 6 in the bar, Ron Darling appears to be the Mets pitcher. Ron Darling started Game 7, Bob Ojeda started Game 6. See more »


Nicky Rogan: I don't get it. What's the fuss?
Elliott Litvak: He reviewed that one-act I did at the Fulton Fish Market. We did this play at four in the morning. Outdoors. In the rain. One performance. For fish handlers.
Nicky Rogan: And he was there?
Elliott Litvak: Steven Schwimmer. I memorized every line of this review.
Nicky Rogan: That's awful.
Elliott Litvak: I recite it to myself with masochistic relish.
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Referenced in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) See more »


My Family
Written by Phil Palombi
Performed by Tri-Fi
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Get ready for a zany journey with the characters
22 October 2015 | by ramsri007See all my reviews

Game 6 is harks back images of Birdman another of Michael Keaton's gems. The movie belongs to him and he has done complete justice to his part. The movie touches upon topics of superstition, faith, and hope.The story takes place in New York in 1986. It takes allegories from the famous world series between Mets & Boston Red Sox game, that took place the same year.

Game 6 is based on a story by acclaimed author Don DeLillo (who adapted the screenplay), Nick (Keaton) is a playwright who has a new drama opening the same night as the big playoff between Red Sox & Mets. Nick life squirms with demons that he has created for himself. He has a mistress, a dissatisfied wife a daughter who wishes he could pay more attention and last but not the least a constant doubt of success and win in his career. He is warned by his friends about how badly a review from Schwimmer could effect his career. Nick is in a way, scared of the review that the harsh 'phantom' critic, Schwimmer, (Downey) may give for his life's work. Although Downey has little screen time, he is effective as the most dreaded Broadway critic. The face-off between Downey & Keaton is electric and sort of funny at the time time.

My favorite line in the movie –

Toyota Moseby - Life is good!

And these lines hold true for any critic. Have a heart! Truth is tough to hear but it can definitely be told in a gentler way.

Paisley Porter: I didn't understand until today how much pain and anxiety you've been causing everybody with your reviews. Steven, it's completely unfair.

Steven Schwimmer: It's unfair?

Paisley Porter: Yes.

Steven Schwimmer: The truth is always unfair. Paisley Porter: Well, it doesn't have to be. Steven Schwimmer: Why do you think I live this way? Why do you think I'm, I'm taking electricity from the lamp-post (gesturing outdoors) and hiding out? Why?

Paisley Porter: Because you choose to.

Steven Schwimmer: No. Because people who write the truth are the outcasts of society. I can't live openly. I can't live in a nice door-man building, with my name on the mailbox, because they'd, they'd come after me in packs!

Paisley Porter: Not if you wrote the truth gently.

Steven Schwimmer: But the truth is never gentle!

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Release Date:

January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,610, 12 March 2006

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