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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 June 1998 (USA)
Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marjorie, Robin's Boss
Philippe Sinclair, Resort Manager
Tom Marlowe, Helicopter Pilot
Ricky, Helicopter Crewman
Robin's Secretary
Jake Feagai ...


Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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After this week in paradise, they're going to need a vacation.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sensuality and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

6 Days 7 Nights  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,485,276 (USA) (12 June 1998)


$74,329,966 (USA) (23 October 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Robin (Anne Heche) asks Quinn (Harrison Ford) what age he is, Quinn hints that he's over fifty before whispering to her the answer (To which she says "You still look good," and Quinn replies, "I still am good!"). Ford was actually 55 by the time this movie came out. See more »


During the scene when Robin inflates the raft inside the plane the plane's flaps are in the full down position, but when Quin goes around the plane to talk to Robin with her face pressed against the window the plane's flaps are now in the full up position. See more »


[Quinn and Robin come across an old plane that crashed on the island]
Robin Monroe: This is not a good island for airplanes.
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Crazy Credits

The DVD has the credits listed in French; after you go to the first second of chapter 3, and then go back, the credits are suddenly in English. See more »


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It's like a small vacation
1 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't write many reviews, unless I really feel close to the movie or believe it was unfairly rated, like this one. This movie has found it's way back to my DVD player several times since it's first release to DVD about 10 years ago. It whisks you up from your easy chair to a sunny vacation spot in the Polynesian Islands and never slows up or misses a beat. One scene moves to the next in a seamless manner often foreshadowed by a soundtrack that is very good and quite catchy.

The film was well cast with Harrison Ford as the crusty cargo pilot - Ann Heche as the assistant editor of a fashion magazine - David Swimmer as her pasty but very nice fiancé and Jacqueline Obradors as the beautiful but dingbat club dancer. This romantic comedy and action adventure film pits two people together from different backgrounds and age groups. Normally the two would never get along long enough to get to know the other. But, forced to spend time together and under challenging conditions, a small attraction begins to develop and grow stronger. The character development of the cast moves forward with the same speed as the rest of this cute story.

While the film is certainly not for everyone, judging from IMDb ratings and rotten tomatoes, I really believe it was the message and not the movie that failed to impress. This story expresses a throwback to traditional values in the relationship of Ford and Heche and their experiences on the Island. This may explain the reaction to the film by many of the younger viewers. Some of the more mature viewers may have been turned off by news of Ann Heche and Ellen Degeneres in real life. This may explain why some seem to love the movie, while others have curiously rated it rather poorly.

In any case, if you need a quick escape and love flying to beautiful Polynesian Islands loaded with beautiful scenery and good-looking people, then his film may be your ticket!

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