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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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Storyline

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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island | pilot | south seas | storm | tahiti | See more »

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,500,000 (Non-US) (7 August 1998)

Gross:

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

Jacqueline Obradors' parents are from Argentina. Her character is supposedly a native Pacific islander. in the film she hurries up her boyfriend saying "dale metele, pibe", which is an Argentine slang phrase meaning, more or less: "c'mon, boy". See more »

Goofs

Robin is wearing a long white dress when they crash. She changes into floral shorts and a tank shirt when she and Quinn go looking for fresh water. After he gets the snake out of her pants in the water, they cut to next scene where they are back to the beach where the plane is. Robin is looking for fresh clothes in her suitcase and the shorts and tank shirt she was just wearing (which had gotten dirty and wet) are in her suitcase folded and clean, and Robin is changing out of the white dress she had already changed out of. See more »

Quotes

Robin Monroe: [staring down a sheer cliff] Oh my God, now what?
Quinn Harris: [He grasps her hand] We go on three. One! Two!
Robin Monroe: I can't! You go, save yourself!
Quinn Harris: [He grabs her head and kisses her] I'm sorry.
Robin Monroe: For kissing me?
Quinn Harris: No. For this.
[He throws her over the side and jumps after her]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Fanboys (2009) See more »

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Written and performed by George Elliott
Courtesy of Bruton Music/APM
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I can't help myself when it comes to Harrison Ford...
30 December 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I rented this a few days ago having discovered it was a Harrison Ford movie I somehow missed. Even though I'm a big fan of his, I really didn't expect much based on the jacket description. But, Eureka! I was completely charmed by this movie. Ford has a very low key way of delivering comedy and when you see a manly man like him being funny, it is all the more hilarious. Anne Heche is captivating as the gamin New York fashion sophisticate who happens to be very smart & sassy but grounded. She also has a tremendous flair for comedy and she plays off Ford in a grand way that Melanie Griffith couldn't even dream about doing in Working Girl. Griffith sleepwalked through that script whereas Heche embraces her character fully.

There is a very unique thing that happens in this film that we don't see very often and that is how the romantic chemistry builds between the lead characters. It is as natural as the flora and fauna of the island they are trapped on - rather randomly and sometimes awkwardly taking root - and I give a lot of credit to Reitman for capturing this feeling between Ford & Heche. With most films like this, the leads either hop into bed right away and then sort out their differences, or there is no indication of increasing mutual affection until the last 10 minutes when someone slaps their forehead and a light goes on. In this movie, you see so many small moments when one character is creeping into the heart of the other. Despite this, it never gets sappy.

I'd rate this movie as a 7 but am giving it an 8 to try to raise its overall score. It's a very, very good romantic comedy with a funny script, witty direction, great tropical locales, and an eclectic but engaging supporting cast.


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