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Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

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In the near future, cloning is now technically advanced, but human cloning is still illegal. Adam Gibson (Schwarzenegger) returns home after working with his friend Hank Morgan (Rapaport), only to find a clone of himself with his family. Before he has chance to find out the truth, he is attacked by a group who want him dead. Adam must escape and find out the truth from the creator of the clones, Michael Drucker (Goldwyn). Adam knows for sure he couldn't have been cloned, but isn't ready for what he's about to hear. Written by simon

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

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$82,000,000 (estimated)

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$930,000 (South Korea) (22 December 2000)

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ESP 809,516,364 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

Kevin Costner turned down the lead role in this film due to scheduling conflicts with another film. See more »

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When Gibson enters Replacement Technologies with the 'lower intestines' cooler, the guard asks if he can view the contents. He tears off part of the tape when Gibson mentions the flesh-eating virus. In the next shot, the tape is still intact. When Gibson picks up the cooler, the tape is loose again, and Gibson reattaches it. See more »

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Clara Gibson: Dad, did Oliver die? Is he a RePet?
Adam Gibson: Why do you say that?
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Adam Gibson: I did? Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry, but I haven't been myself lately.
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On the Region 1 DVD release, in "The Future Is Coming" making-of featurette, a member of the production crew (Nancy Tate) is credited as a "Cloned Consultant". See more »

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Remarkably good with a few flaws
5 January 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised with how good the not very favorably reviewed 6th day was. It delivered in several ways:

  • It has the expected action, stunts, effects.




  • It has the expected one-liners and humor.




  • Acting is generally perfectly adequate for the purpose. Rather, it


must be pretty good when I never was disturbed by any bad acting.

  • It is nicely futuristic in a near-future fashion with many perfectly


or partially believable ideas (and some that we don't quite believe in, but hey, if we accept hyperspace travel then we can accept this).

  • It has a message that actually keeps us thinking after leaving the


movie. The cloning problem is considered from many points of view (not only as the bad guy's evil plan). How far can we heal, how far can we preserve life, when does it become an ethical problem, when will it clash with religion?

That is quite impressive if you ask me.

However, sometimes it fails on two points: Predictability and suspense. Some scenes, especially involving the bad guy, are so embarrassingly predictable that it makes me wish they could have skipped some clichés just for once. And the movie misses great suspense opportunities on several occasions. I won't tell you how, who or when, but when a guy is assassinated, it should not happen just out of the blue, but we should be led into the situation slowly (for example from the assassin's point of view) so we get the chance to worry about it. That opportunity is missed at least twice, when the movie jumps straight into the kill, giving us momentary cheap shock instead of thrill. Compare it to the killing in, for example, Predator (one of the most excellent Arnold movies). Most kills by the Predator don't come out of the blue, we are warned, and it adds suspense and thrill.

Those flaws push the movie down from the top marks, but I still rank it pretty high for the points mentioned above. Quite entertaining and even interesting too, which makes it one of the better Arnold movies. Recommended!


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