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
The name was changed from "The Sixth Day" to "The 6th Day" to avoid confusion with The Sixth Sense (1999). See more »
Fingerprints cannot be cloned. They are something that changes with each individual due to individual stresses during development in the womb. For example, identical twins will each have their own unique fingerprints despite sharing the same DNA. While scars and birthmarks are shown to be replicated, each and every insignificant factor would randomize and alter any attempt to replicate the print making it different. That alone would identify a clone through the many finger scanners in the film. See more »
Believe it or not, this is a movie to think about!
Surprisingly, this was an excellent movie and certainly one that extends beyond simply being in the action genre. The 6th Day grapples with the ethics behind cloning and the broad spectrum of implications cloning could have on our everyday lives. While yes, the movie near the end becomes pretty action-oriented, it is a very smart movie overall, and it certainly merits one's attention.
Don't let the concept of Schwarzenegger with guns make you think that this movie is brainless...you'll be grossly underestimating it.
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