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(2000)

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According to Arnold Schwarzenegger in the DVD featurette "The Future is Coming", this movie is set in the year 2015.
The name was changed from "The Sixth Day" to "The 6th Day" to avoid confusion with The Sixth Sense (1999).
The Sim-Pal slogan is "A Sim-Pal that's fun to be with!", a derivation from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series by Douglas Adams. There, the corporation that created robots with "Genuine People Personalities", had the slogan "Your plastic pal that's fun to be with!"
The DVD commentary is done inexplicably by Trevor Rabin, the film's Composer, and no one else.
Kevin Costner turned down the lead role in this film, due to scheduling conflicts with another film.
The title refers to the Bible's Book of Genesis, wherein the first man, Adam, was created on the sixth day of Creation.
Christopher Lawford (Police Lieutenant) in the film, was Arnold Schwarzenegger's cousin by marriage.
The professional football league, for which Johnny Phoenix (Steve Bacic) plays, the XFL, was created in 2000 by WWE owner Vince McMahon. It only lasted one season.
The incendiary powder Adam (Arnold Schwarzenegger) makes, is never named specifically, but based on its properties and ingredients, it appears to be thermite.
Michael Rooker and Hiro Kanagawa would later work together on another film about cloning, Replicant (2001), starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he would not pose with a gun to market this film, because it was irresponsible. He said, "If people say movies lead to violence, we should make a concession."
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When Adam is locked in the room at the police station, the name of the webcaster appears on the screen as Marianne Wibberley. Wibberley co-wrote the movie with her husband Cormac Wibberley.
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Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Michael Drucker, but was deemed too expensive.
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Roger Spottiswoode declined to direct The World Is Not Enough (1999), and directed this film instead.
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The name "Johnny Phoenix", is a reference to the mythical bird that rises from the dead.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger worked with Terry Crews on The Expendables film franchise.
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The part of the holographic girl was overdubbed by the receptionist of Vine St. Studios, during which post-production was taking place. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, an American Sag/Aftra, actress and voice-over artist, states she was asked to do this when the original girl could not be found in time.
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Joe Dante was originally set to be the director.
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The film takes place in 2015.
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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).
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Comedian Bob Saget is often mistaken for playing the role of Michael Drucker, played by Tony Goldwyn. Both share a similar facial resemblance.
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The third of four movies with the word "day" that had Arnold Schwarzenegger in them, in which three of them he had a starring role, and the title has a Biblical reference. The others were Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), End of Days (1999), and Around the World in 80 Days (2004).
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Michael Rooker and Robert Duvall appeared in Days of Thunder (1990) with Tom Cruise. Tony Goldwyn also worked with Tom Cruise on The Last Samurai (2003).
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Set in 2015, but released in 2000, the only accurate future technology predicted, excluding cloning, were flatscreen televisions and self-serving vehicles (though as of 2017, they're still in a prototype phase).
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The film takes place in the year 2015. That year, Arnold Schwarzenegger returned in his most famous role in Terminator Genisys (2015).
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Many of the supporting cast would go on to become bigger stars including Terry Crews, Tony Goldwyn (of ABC's Scandel (2012)), and Michael Rooker (who'd later star in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and AMC's The Walking Dead (2010)).
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When Adam Gibson (Schwarzenegger) is spotted by his daughter outside, he offers to take her back to bed. She asks to be carried "fireman". Schwarzenegger would play firefighter Gordon Brewer in his next film, Collateral Damage (2002).
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The same year, Sarah Wynter starred in the science fiction television movie Race Against Time (2000) opposite Eric Roberts. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Terry Crews would later appear opposite Eric Roberts in The Expendables (2010).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

As a joke, and due to the fact that he plays two versions of the same character in the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger received nominations at the 21st Annual Razzie Awards in both the leading and supporting categories, but the nominations are technically incorrect. He was nominated for Worst Actor as the real Adam Gibson and Worst Supporting Actor as the clone of Adam Gibson. In fact, the clone is who most of the movie follows, and the real Adam Gibson is the supporting character.
Although Tripp (Colin Cunningham) (the assassin that killed Drucker, and others ) claims to have "people on the inside", and states this as the reason Adam (Arnold Schwarzenegger) must shoot him in the head, (to protect their identities), no "inside people" are ever revealed.
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The Coliseum-like building that houses the genetic lab, and is blown up at the end, is actually the Vancouver Public Library, making it an inside joke among citizens of Vancouver, British Columbia.
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The name of Adam Gibson's air charter company is written as "XX Charter" and pronounced "Double-X Charter". The plot involves Gibson being involved in a double-cross.
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