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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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

When UW advances to the West Regional in Oakland, Antoine and Kenny are shown talking outside the arena and ultimately begin tussling. The shots of them together are clearly on location, on the bare concrete plaza between the outdoor Oakland Coliseum stadium and the indoor arena. But when Kenny is shown alone, seemingly acting crazy with his ghostly brother not visible, the shot comes from the opposite angle and is obviously from a location shot in the Northwest, with lush greenery behind the opposing cheerleaders warming up on a lawn that is not part of the Coliseum complex. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: I'm gonna call the Ghostbusters on your ass!
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Soundtracks

Bow Down to Washington
Performed by The University of Washington Husky Band
Under the direction of Brad McDavid
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The funniest movie ever
26 February 2002 | by bsdollSee all my reviews

This is the funniest movie I have seen! I couldn't stop laughing!!!!!! Marlon Wayans does very good work, I really don't understand how the actors didn't laugh while filming it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only the end is bit sad, but............ If I see it again, I think I will skip it, cos I don't want to have a stomach-ache again!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding!!!!!!!!


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