5.9/10
115,808
311 user 158 critic

The 6th Day (2000)

Trailer
1:23 | Trailer
Futuristic action film about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode
Reviews
Popularity
4,573 ( 868)
8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Adam Gibson
Michael Rapaport ... Hank Morgan
Tony Goldwyn ... Michael Drucker
Michael Rooker ... Robert Marshall
Sarah Wynter ... Talia Elsworth
Wendy Crewson ... Natalie Gibson
Rodney Rowland ... P. Wiley (as Rod Rowland)
Terry Crews ... Vincent
Ken Pogue ... Speaker Day
Colin Cunningham ... Tripp
Robert Duvall ... Dr. Griffin Weir
Wanda Cannon ... Katherine Weir
Taylor Anne Reid ... Clara Gibson
Jennifer Gareis ... Virtual Girlfriend
Don McManus ... RePet Salesman
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

...And on the 6th day, God created man. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Roger Spottiswoode declined to direct The World Is Not Enough (1999), and directed this film instead. Spottiswoode directed the previous James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997. See more »

Goofs

When Adam falls off the cliff, his right leg remains straight the entire way down indicating that the stunt person had a cable attached to their leg. See more »

Quotes

Adam Gibson: I want my life back.
See more »

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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Clones (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Powder
Written by Michael Wandmacher
Performed by Khursor
See more »

User Reviews

 
Remarkably good with a few flaws
5 January 2011 | by ingemar-4See 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!


31 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 311 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Sixth Day See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,020,883, 19 November 2000

Gross USA:

$34,604,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,085,477
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Phoenix Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Holiday Movies on Prime Video for the Whole Family

Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. Here are some of our picks to get you in the spirit.

Get some picks



Recently Viewed