Game 6 script
Game 6 (2006)
Synopsis: Game 6 (stylized as Game6) is a 2005 American film directed by Michael Hoffman, first presented at the Sundance Film Festival, released in the United States in 2006, and starring Michael Keaton. It follows a fictional playwright, Nicky Rogan, on the day he has a new stage play opening which is also the same day as the sixth game of the 1986 World Series is played. It realizes a 1991 screenplay by Don DeLillo, with a soundtrack written and performed by Yo La Tengo.


I used to drive a taxi.


I used to be head of neurosurgery.

Big hospital in USSR. This

hospital, I'm not kidding.


Very big.


I opened thousands of brains.


What did you find?


Big mess every time.


I loved my taxi. Went twelve hours

nonstop. Stopped only to pee. I

peed under the Manhattan bridge.

Peed many times in parks and



47th Street and Third Avenue. A man is dancing with a life-

size cloth doll. His tape player is on the sidewalk, playing

and instrumental version of "Beautiful Dreamer" and there is

a cigar box for donations. A few people look on from a

distance. The man wearing an old cutaway, with running shoes,

and the doll has long red tresses and wears a frilly gown.

Nicky emerges from a taxi at the corner and walks rapidly

past the dancing man.

Nicky crosses the courtyard to Buchanan Apartments.


JOANNA BOURNE reaching for the door. Joanna is fifty-ish,

handsome, stylishly dressed.


Nicky and Joanna embracing with wordless abandon.

They are in the hallway clutching each other, stumbling. The

walls on either side are hung with expensive art.

They grapple past the living room. Fleeting look at the

paintings by Longo and Fischl, a poster by the Guerilla


The edge of the bedroom. Nicky is crawling into the room and

Joanna is hanging on to him, being dragged. They are fully

dressed except for one of Joanna's shoes.

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Don DeLillo

Donald Richard "Don" DeLillo (born November 20, 1936) is an American novelist, playwright and essayist. His works have covered subjects as diverse as television, nuclear war, sports, the complexities of language, performance art, the Cold War, mathematics, the advent of the digital age, politics, economics, and global terrorism. more…

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