6th Day, The (2000) - Synopsis

6th Day, The (2000)

Imagine a world free of incurable diseases... a world where animals are no longer threatened by extinction, world hunger has been eradicated, supermarkets are filled with genetically-engineered food and medical laboratories are stocked with cloned human organs waiting to be transplanted... a world so advanced the family pet can be cloned and even tailored to match the décor of your home, or a virtual girlfriend can be designed to your exact specifications... a remarkable world in which the one thing that has eluded man since the beginning of time is finally within his reach-immortality.

But in this world of the near future, in which science has turned fiction into fact, technology has a dark side. Even though it is strictly forbidden under The 6th Day Law - referring to the biblical passage "and God created man on the sixth day" - a ruthless powerbroker is using his advanced genetic-engineering technology to clone human beings for personal gain.

When Adam Gibson, an old-fashioned family man and decorated fighter pilot in what was known as the Rainforest War, comes home one night to discover that his life has been stolen by his clone, his perfect existence is erased. Plunged into a sinister world of murder, corruption and high-tech deception, he is torn from his family by thugs Marshall (Michael Rooker) and Talia (Sarah Wynter), who have been sent to destroy him because they cloned the wrong man. Adam is forced into a fight for his life with these relentless assassins, virtually indestructible since, if killed, they can be cloned over and over again.

"The 6th Day" is director Roger Spottiswoode's (Under Fire (1983) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)) provocative, high-octane look at what happens when technology falls into destructive, corrupt hands-and when one man refuses to be a pawn in the deadly conspiracy.

Adam's quest to get his life back leads to Replacement Technologies, a company masterminded by Michael Drucker (Tony Goldwyn) - one of the richest men in the world with financial ownership in everything from sports teams to medical research - and his partner Griffin Weir (Robert Duvall), a highly respected scientist. Now that Drucker has realized that Adam can expose the secret that could destroy his empire, he sets out to kidnap and murder him before he can tell a soul. But Drucker did indeed clone the wrong man-because Adam Gibson isn't going down without a fight.

In "The 6th Day," a contemporary thriller spiked with intrigue, suspense, humor and high-voltage action, Adam must not only save himself, but uncover who and what is behind the evil plot that entangles him in order to reclaim his family and his identity.

Columbia Pictures in association with Phoenix Pictures presents "The 6th Day," directed by Roger Spottiswoode. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Michael Rapaport, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wynter, Wendy Crewson, Rodney Rowland, Terry Crews and Robert Duvall. Written by Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley, "The 6th Day" is produced by Mike Medavoy, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jon Davison, with Daniel Petrie Jr., and David Coatsworth serving as executive producers. The creative team includes cinematographer Pierre Mignot, production designers James Bissell and John Willett, editors Mark Conte, A.C.E., Dominique Fortin and Michel Arcand and costume designer Trish Keating.

"The 6th Day" is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for strong action violence, brief strong language and some sensuality.