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The Sixth Man | 1997 | PG-13 | - 2.3.5

Two brothers deal with ghosts, death and basketball when one dies during a game.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo (including references to masturbation). A kiss. A naked man in the shower seen waist-up only.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man dies of a heart attack while holding onto a basketball hoop, falls onto the court and hits his head hard. A fistfight, a fight amongst team members on the court with hitting and slapping. A man is thrown against a backboard and hits his neck and shoulder and thereby breaks his collarbone. A mascot is hit in the crotch by a teeter-totter. Pratfalls, scuffles. When the ghost appears we hear eerie voices, and lights flicker on and off.


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LANGUAGE 5 - One F-word, many mild obscenities, some anatomical references, a few scatological references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Basketball, death, siblings, winning and competition.

MESSAGE - It's better to win by not cheating. Death must be accepted.

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