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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

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
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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

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Sixth Day See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,020,883, 19 November 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,604,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,481,197
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Production Co:

Phoenix Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The incendiary powder Adam (Arnold Schwarzenegger) makes, is never named specifically, but based on its properties and ingredients, it appears to be thermite. See more »

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In the car chase, Gibson's car loses a rim, which is visible in the next shot. See more »

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Adam Gibson: That's enough philosophy for now.
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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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Take a Piece of Me
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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!


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