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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.

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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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It's opening night... Let the games begin! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Hindi

Release Date:

January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шестата игра 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,626, 9 April 2006
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Hoffman, in his commentary, compares Nicky's journey with that of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: a movement toward Nicky's crisis, and into the past. See more »

Goofs

Across the street from the theater showing Nicky's new play, there is a poster for the musical, Brooklyn. The musical opened on October 21, 2004, the night after the Red Sox won the ALCS on the way to winning their first World Series since 1918. See more »

Quotes

Nicky Rogan: I coulda been happy. I coulda been a Yankees fan.
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Connections

References Popeye the Sailor (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
(1908)
Lyrics by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert von Tilzer (as Albert Von Tilzer)
Performed by Curtis Stigers
Courtesy of Concord 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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