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The 6th Day (2000) Poster

(2000)

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According to Arnold Schwarzenegger in the DVD featurette "The Future is Coming", this movie was set in 2015.
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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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The name was changed from "The Sixth Day" to "The 6th Day" to avoid confusion with The Sixth Sense (1999).
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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!"
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The DVD commentary is done inexplicably by Trevor Rabin, the film's Composer, and no one else.
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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.
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The title refers to the Bible's Book of Genesis, wherein the first man, Adam, was created on the sixth day of Creation.
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Christopher Lawford (Police Lieutenant) was Arnold Schwarzenegger's cousin by marriage.
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Kevin Costner turned down the lead role in this film, due to scheduling conflicts with another film.
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The incendiary powder Adam (Arnold Schwarzenegger) makes, is never named specifically, but based on its properties and ingredients, it appears to be thermite.
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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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Michael Rooker and Hiro Kanagawa appeared in another film about cloning, Replicant (2001), starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
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The part of the holographic girl was overdubbed by the receptionist of Vine St. Studios, at 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 actor could not be found in time.
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Roger Spottiswoode declined to direct The World Is Not Enough (1999), and directed this film instead.
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Joe Dante was originally set to be the director.
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Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Michael Drucker, but was deemed too expensive.
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The film takes place in 2015.
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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 and Terry Crews appeared in The Expendables film franchise.
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Hank (Michael Rapaport) asks whether Michael Drucker (Tony Goldwyn) thinks he's the President. Goldwyn played President Fitzgerald Grant in Scandal (2012).
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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 being Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), End of Days (1999), and Around the World in 80 Days (2004).
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During the climax of the film, a helicopter is seen to tilt forward while in flight in order to use its rotor blades as weapons. The same thing happened in Director Roger Spottiswoode's previous movie Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).
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Bob Saget is often mistaken for playing the role of Michael Drucker (by people who need to get their eyes checked), played by Tony Goldwyn. Both barely share a similar facial resemblance.
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Set in 2015, but released in 2000, the only accurate future technologies predicted (excluding cloning) were flatscreen televisions and self-driving vehicles (though as of 2017, they're still in the prototype phase).
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Michael Rooker and Robert Duvall appeared in Days of Thunder (1990) with Tom Cruise. Tony Goldwyn and Tom Cruise appeared in The Last Samurai (2003).
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The film takes place in 2015, the year Arnold Schwarzenegger returned in his most famous role in Terminator Genisys (2015).
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Many of the supporting cast went on to become bigger stars, including Terry Crews, Tony Goldwyn (of Scandel (2012)), and Michael Rooker (who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and The Walking Dead (2010)).
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The same year, Sarah Wynter and Eric Roberts appeared in Race Against Time (2000). Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, and Eric Roberts appeared in The Expendables (2010).
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When Adam Gibson (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is spotted by his daughter outside, he offers to take her back to bed. She asks to be carried "fireman". Schwarzenegger played firefighter Gordon Brewer in Collateral Damage (2002).
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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.
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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 amongst the 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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The film had been considered to be a remake or updated version of Total Recall (1990). The film does bare similarities. Both films open with the main protagonists Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson at home in the bedrooms with their wives, which the scene ends with them engaging in sexual activity. In both films both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson watches TV adverts about Rekall and RePet. Both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson get discouraged from going to ReKall and RePet. When they go to ReKall and RePet, Both Douglas Quaid and RePet questions the salesmen on what they do are ReKall and RePet and if it's safe. Both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson wake up in Taxi cabs. When both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson come home from ReKall and RePet, they get chased by assassins whom are trying to kill them. Both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson learn they have identical doubles. In both films, both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson encounter fundamentalists that opposes the main antagonists and tells them to face the truth and fight back against the main antagonists. When they are brought before the main antagonists, both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson discover the truth about themselves and that they are not who they really are. In both movies, Rekall and RePet implant memories into people's minds and in both films, both Douglas Quaid and Adam Gibson uses doubles of themselves to deceive the main antagonists and their henchmen in the final confrontations.
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