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Issue: Summer 1999-2000

Sixth Day (2000) movie review

On the sixth day, according to Christian doctrine, humans were created. In this film, a sixth day crime is the creation of human clones.

In a future where one can buy a life-sized doll, or clone a beloved pet, Adam Gibson (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a helicopter pilot, discovers that he has been cloned.

The existence of one of him is illegal. But which one? Who did this to him? How is he to survive? And who will get his family, the man or the clone?

This is a classic science fiction premise, the impact on individuals and society of a technological advance, and the adventure of one man who is confronted by it in a very personal way.

Movie poster, The Sixth Day; Festivale film review

Movie poster, The Sixth Day
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Schwarzenegger does an excellent job as a man who is being hunted down by the seemingly inescapable forces of the law, and of the corporation who created the clone. It's fast, interesting, and captures the imagination. This film engages the audience during the film, and leaves them thinking when it's over. That's the best a story can do.

Definitely worth a watch.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 18 January 2000
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