The 6th Day

November 17th, 2000


The 6th Day

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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.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 5.8/10 (48,263 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn

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 you couldn't have been cloned, but isn't ready for what he's about to hear.

Writers: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley

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

Taglines: You've cloned the wrong man


Official Website: Sony Pictures |

Release Date: 17 November 2000

Filming Locations: BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $13,020,883 (USA) (19 November 2000) (2516 Screens)

Gross: $96,085,477 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Comedian Bob Saget is often mistaken for playing the role of Michael Drucker, played by Tony Goldwyn. Both share a similar facial resemblance.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When the premature clone of Drucker wakes up, he screams like he has just been shot, yet the neurosync was taken several minutes after the original Drucker was shot. However, it is quite possible the new clone was uploaded with the neurosync only up to the moment of shooting, in order to spare him the unpleasant memories of the last few minutes of intense pain.

Hank Morgan: My cat, Sadey? She's a repet
Adam Gibson: You had your cat cloned?
Hank Morgan: Yeah, well, she fell out my condo window
Adam Gibson: ...ouch

User Review

Believe it or not, this is a movie to think about!

Rating: 10/10

Surprisingly, this was an excellent movie and certainly one that extends beyond simply being in the action genre. The 6th Day grapples with the ethics behind cloning and the broad spectrum of implications cloning could have on our everyday lives. While yes, the movie near the end becomes pretty action-oriented, it is a very smart movie overall, and it certainly merits one's attention.

Don't let the concept of Schwarzenegger with guns make you think that this movie is'll be grossly underestimating it.


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