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The 6th Day (2000)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
P. Wiley (as Rod Rowland)
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Clara Gibson
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

On the Sixth Day  »

Box Office


$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,020,883 (USA) (17 November 2000)


$34,543,701 (USA) (12 January 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hank (Michael Rapaport) asks whether Michael Drucker (Tony Goldwyn) thinks he's the President. Goldwyn would go on to play President Fitzgerald Grant in the television series 'Scandal' (2012-). See more »


When Gibson is bringing the 'lower intestines' up to Nu Organ in the red-and-white cooler, he takes off the lid to get his gun. However, during the shot where a female employee walks past and Gibson pauses, you can see that the lid has been replaced without Gibson touching it. The lid is removed again in the next shot. See more »


Drucker: We won't have to lose our Mozarts. We won't have to lose our Martin Luther Kings. We will have finally conquered death.
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Crazy Credits

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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Darker Day
Written and Produced by Michael Wandmacher
Performed by Khursor with Jane Fontana
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20 November 2000 | by (Fair Oaks, Ca) – See all my reviews

"The 6th Day" marks the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to a role that seems to be second nature to him: action. This time there is an added twist; there is actually a decent plot attached to it.

"The 6th Day" revolves around a man who has been cloned and ends up on the run from a corporation who wants him dead. Arnold is this man who has lost his family, life and taking on the corporation who took it from him. All the while, Arnold is searching within himself to find a way to get his family back.

The 6th Day" boasts a cast that includes Robert Duvall, Michael Rooker, Tony Goldwyn and Sarah Wynters. I knew the second I saw these names flash across the screen I was in for a real treat.

The best thing about "The 6th Day" is the performance of Schwarzenegger because he is not only an action star in this film but a dramatic actor as he combines these two talents to pull off one of his better performances of his career.

Arnold did not make this film a hit by himself, he had a little help from his friends. From Robert Duvall who played the doctor who performed the cloning operations to Michael Rooker, who was one evil henchmen with his menacing attitude and presence "The 6th Day" is one great film to see.

I enjoyed how the plot of film didn't rely solely on the action sequences. Though, the action is fine and dandy; I believe that a film needs more than just action and "The 6th Day" has it.

"The 6th Day" is one of the best Arnold films I've seen including the "Terminator" series. It is filled with action, twists, turns, edge of your seat suspense and drama that will appeal to all movie fans of every age.

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