Back of the box summary:
As a New York playwright, Nicky Rogan made his name in boulevard comedy, and has now ventured closer to home and written something he really cares about. Though he won't admit it, he is desperate for another success. From the outset, things begin to go wrong. His daughter informs him that his wife wants a divorce. His mistress notifies him that his lead actor has a parasite in his brain and cant remember his lines, and an old acquaintance regales him with tales of Steven Schwimmer, a new powerful critic who is so poisonous so destructive that the New York theater community lives in terror.
Although Nicky has grown up in New York, he is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan and the film is set on October 25, 1986, the day of the most Shakespearian of sporting events, "Game 6 of the World Series". The Red Sox are poised to win. At the last minute, Nicky decides to skip his opening night in order to watch his beloved team. This could be it. If his "cursed" Red Sox can finally win the World Series, maybe Nicky can break his own downward spiral. Written by acclaimed writer Don DeLillo, Game 6 is intelligent, witty, unsettling tale of one man's encounter with his demons, his passions and his infatuation with failure.
Key actors (well, someone that I've actually heard of):
I took this movie out of the library today because I mentioned the Red Sox…The 1986 Red Sox to be more exact. The Red Sox team that I wasn't alive to see but still manage to cry when I talk about them. The only Red Sox team (besides the '67, '04, and '07 teams) that I can tell you almost anything about. Yeah…that Red Sox team.
When I first put it on, I thought that it was going to be boring. To my surprise it wasn't. Its was actually a really good movie. Towards the end, they start to show parts of the game while he's watching it, and I'm saying to myself "Buckner just field the ball"…I was crying, mainly because I knew that he wasn't going to field it, I've seen the game, and heard the story enough times to know that the damn thing would go through his legs. But the thing is, at first the movie shows us what the guy wants to see, they show Buckner get the ball, and his foot touch the bag…the Red Sox have won! My heart dropped, even though I knew what had really happened. Then they show the real play over and over and over.
But in the end this dude's love for the Red Sox helps him and someone else.
All in all, it was a good movie, I recommend it.