The 6th Man is a supernatural sports comedy starring Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison. The film was directed by Randall Miller. The film features real NCAA schools, although the rosters are fictitious. Some schools shown in the film include the University of Washington, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fresno State University, Georgetown University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Arkansas, and others. The film features cameos from college basketball personalities such as Jerry Tarkanian and Dick Vitale.
The 6th Man was shot on location in Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It had an estimated budget of $11,000,000.
The film was released on March 28, 1997 and made $4,128,178 in its opening weekend at the Box Office, and went on to gross only $14,708,874 throughout its run, though not technically a Box Office Bomb, since it did make a profit, the $14 million made during its run, does fall under the category of a bomb in most cases.