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.

Director:

Michael Hoffman

Writer:

Don DeLillo

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Where were *you* on that night? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Catherine O'Hara and Griffin Dunne appeared in After Hours (1985), a movie that also takes place in New York City on a single eventful day. See more »

Goofs

When Nicky is at his father's home he is cooking eggs. When he brings the eggs over to the table he has the egg beater and then when the camera angle changes he has a spatula. This goes back and forth a couple of times in this scene. See more »

Quotes

Elliott Litvak: I can't write one word without imagining what his response is going to be. I am paralyzed as an artist.
Nicky Rogan: See, I don't have the problems you artists have.
Elliott Litvak: You've been saying that for years.
Nicky Rogan: What?
Elliott Litvak: "No, I'm just a professional. I'm a dues-paying member of the Guild." You are afraid, Nicky. That's the darkest part of you.
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Connections

Features 1986 World Series (1986) See more »

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My Family
Written by Phil Palombi
Performed by Tri-Fi
Courtesy of Cap Records
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Interesting & entertaining
8 January 2007 | by caroledelmSee all my reviews

The excellent combination of the featured players made for an odd & entertaining film. Very "Indy". I plan to watch it again. Keaton is always great to watch - natural acting style, and those facial expressions & body language! I laughed out loud at the kiss he gave Bebe Neuwirth. She's another fine actor, and can do anything (have you seen her dance & sing on Broadway?). Griffin Dunne & Robert Downey, Jr. were delightfully eccentric. RDJ is one actor I'd watch in ANYTHING), as with Keaton. They always provide something outstanding to enjoy. The men in our family are Yankees & football Giants fans, and truly devoted, but I now believe that people can get overly obsessed with a sports team, after having viewed this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Hindi

Release Date:

January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Game 6 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,610, 12 March 2006

Gross USA:

$129,664

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,664
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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