6th Day

6th Day

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Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rapaport

     
 

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In this science-fiction thriller set in the very near future, DNA cloning has been perfected and has become an accepted part of everyday life -- cattle and fish are cloned for sale at the market, genetically engineered fruit and vegetables are found in most family's kitchens (nacho-flavored bananas, anyone?), and if your pet dies, you can even order a cloned… See more details below

Overview

In this science-fiction thriller set in the very near future, DNA cloning has been perfected and has become an accepted part of everyday life -- cattle and fish are cloned for sale at the market, genetically engineered fruit and vegetables are found in most family's kitchens (nacho-flavored bananas, anyone?), and if your pet dies, you can even order a cloned replacement. But laws have been passed that strictly forbid the cloning of human beings. However, helicopter pilot Adam Gibson (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who believes people should live and die the old-fashioned way, discovers that someone has been violating these regulations. After Adam luckily avoids being on a copter that crashes, he comes home to discover someone has duplicated him. Now Adam is on a mission to find out who cloned him and why, as he struggles to take back his life from a scientifically created impostor, his boss Michael Drucker (Tony Goldwyn), and a pair of thugs (Sarah Wynter and Rod Rowland) who have been cloned into near-indestructibility. The 6th Day also stars Robert Duvall as cloning expert Griffin Weir, Michael Rooker as Drucker's right-hand man Robert Marshall, and Michael Rapaport as Adam's partner, Hank Morgan.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Recent scientific advancements lend credibility to the not-so-improbable events vividly dramatized in The 6th Day, a sci-fi thriller that returns Arnold Schwarzenegger to the genre that made him a box-office monster. The film is set in a near-future America, where shopping malls have stores that clone dead pets and where human cloning -- while possible -- remains outlawed. That doesn’t stop ruthless tycoon Tony Goldwyn (Ghost) and rogue scientist Robert Duvall, who develop a black market in people regenerated from traces of DNA material. Arnold portrays a helicopter pilot caught up in Goldwyn’s schemes and targeted for death while a clone assumes his identity. The 6th Day offers Arnold’s fans plenty of action, albeit of a less lethal variety than found in some of his previous vehicles, while raising some interesting questions about the morality of cloning-on-demand. Director Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies) doesn't let the big questions bog down the narrative, though, as he maintains a driving pace straight through to the closing credits. He also surrounds the histrionically challenged Schwarzenegger with terrific actors like Goldwyn, who’s a positively reptilian villain, and Duvall, whose recently widowed scientist, haunted by his conscience, strikes a poignant note. Exciting, suspenseful, and (dare we say) intellectually provocative, The 6th Day is a must-have item for Arnold’s admirers and sci-fi fans alike. The DVD includes a phony infomercial for the film’s pet-cloning company, RePet, along with an audio commentary by music composer Trevor Rabin, an isolated music score, talent files, production notes, and theatrical trailers.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
The 6th Day is not in the same league with the great Schwarzenegger films such as Total Recall and Terminator 2, but it's a well-crafted entertainment containing enough ideas to qualify it as science fiction and not just as a futurist thriller.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2001
UPC:
0043396049611
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arnold Schwarzenegger Adam Gibson
Tony Goldwyn Michael Drucker
Michael Rapaport Hank Morgan
Michael Rooker Robert Marshall
Sarah Wynter Talia Elsworth
Robert Duvall Dr. Griffin Weir
Wendy Crewson Natalie Gibson
Rod Rowland Wiley
Terry Crews Vincent
Ken Pogue Speaker Day
Colin Cunningham Tripp
Wanda Cannon Katherine Weir
Taylor-Anne Reid Clara Gibson
Jennifer Gareis Virtual Girlfriend
Don McManus RePet Salesman
Steve Bacic Johnny Phoenix
Christopher Lawford Police Lieutenant
Peter Kent Duty Officer

Technical Credits
Roger Spottiswoode Director
Michel Arcand Editor
Seth Arnett Stunts
Patrick Banister Art Director
James D. Bissell Production Designer
Christopher Burian-Mohr Art Director
David Coatsworth Executive Producer
Mark Conte Editor
Jon Davison Producer
Andrea Dopaso Set Decoration/Design
Amalgamated Dynamics Makeup Special Effects
Dominique Fortin Editor
Alec Gillis Makeup Special Effects
Doug Hardwick Art Director
William Hawkins Set Decoration/Design
Judith Holstra Casting
David Husby Sound/Sound Designer
Martha Johnston Set Decoration/Design
Trish Keating Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Lando Set Decoration/Design
Mike Medavoy Producer
Pierre Mignot Cinematographer
Daniel Petrie Executive Producer
James Philpott Set Decoration/Design
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Jim Ramsay Set Decoration/Design
Rhythm & Hues Studios Special Effects
Steven Schwartz Set Decoration/Design
Arnold Schwarzenegger Producer
Albert M. Shapiro Asst. Director
Easton M. Smith Set Decoration/Design
Cormac Wibberley Screenwriter
Marianne Wibberley Screenwriter
John Willett Production Designer
Tom Woodruff Makeup Special Effects

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