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The 6th Day

  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Roger Spottiswoode
  • 118 mins
  • 15

Summary

A helicopter pilot returns home to find he has been illegally cloned against his will, and that his double is now living every aspect of his life. But as he struggles to prove his own identity, shadowy assassins are determined to stop him. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duvall, Michael Rapaport and Sarah Wynter.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Director Roger Spottiswoode provides another satisfying slice of science-fiction action for star Arnold Schwarzenegger in this fast-paced futuristic thriller. Exploring similar themes to Total Recall, it depicts the moral hell that could be unleashed if DNA tampering isn't properly regulated. When ex-fighter pilot Schwarzenegger discovers he has been illegally cloned, he embarks on a turbo-charged mission to get his identity back and expose the corrupt organisation behind the experiment. Even if the plot doesn't bear close scrutiny, the movie packs some surprise twists and builds to a chilling climax. Schwarzenegger looks a little too old and tired for the kick-ass lead, and his stiffly delivered, trademark one-liners often get in the way of the serious issues raised. Fortunately, heavyweight support from the likes of Robert Duvall and Michael Rooker is ample compensation. This is what sci-fi film-making should be about - dark speculation, a sense of wonder and ace special effects.

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Credits

Cast

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Adam GibsonArnold Schwarzenegger
Hank MorganMichael Rapaport
Michael DruckerTony Goldwyn
Robert MarshallMichael Rooker
Talia ElsworthSarah Wynter
Natalie GibsonWendy Crewson
WileyRodney Rowland
VincentTerry Crews
Speaker DayKen Pogue
TrippColin Cunningham
Dr Griffin WeirRobert Duvall
Cardinal de la JollaDon S Davis

Crew

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DirectorRoger Spottiswoode

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia TriStar
Released on
2000-12-15
Language
English
Guidance
Edited for some of its violence, and contains swearing and brief nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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