The 6th Day
- 2 hr 3 min
The 6th Day is a U.S. science fiction thriller movie that was written by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley and directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film also features Michael Rapaport, Sara Wynter and Tony Goldywn. Schwarzenegger plays Adam Gibson, a family man and helicopter pilot in 2015 cloned against his will. At this time, the technology has advanced so that a Sixth Day law prohibits reproducing complete humans. Michael Drucker (played by Tony Goldwyn) owns Replacement Technologies, a cloning firm. He hires Gibson and his best friend and partner, Hank Morgan (Michael Rapaport) to transport them on a ski trip. The rule, however, is that the men must undergo eye and blood tests verifying their aptitude and identities. However, the data is actually going to be used to clone them. Gibson returns to discover that his dog Oliver has been cloned, as well as himself. He sees himself celebrating with family. Replacement Technologies security agents then begin to chase him. After police betray him to agents, he hides at Morgan's apartment. Gibson gets into Replacement Technologies to find the scientist who invented the cloning technology, Dr. Griffin Weir. He confirms that clones were being created to take over the world. They also believe that Gibson was accidentally cloned as he was flying the helicopter. Gibson steals the disk containing the critical data for the experiments. Dr. Weir learns that his deceased wife was cloned as she lay dying of a childhood disease. He then discovers that other clones have shorter lifespans because of programmed fatal diseases. Drucker explains that illnesses were designed to ensure the clone’s obedience. Drucker’s agents abduct Gibson's family and demand the return of the disk. Gibson makes a plan to use his clone to destroy the facility while saving his family. Gibson surrenders after learning that he is actually a clone himself. Drucker's agents extract Gibson’s clone memory to find the true Gibson who was hiding in the helicopter on his way to Replacement Technologies to rescue the family. The real Gibson, since adopting a more moderate ideology about cloning, arranges for his own clone to reside in Argentina and start a charter business satellite office. The existence of the clone is kept in secret, particularly when it is discovered that his particular DNA does not have any embedded illnesses.