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The 6th Day The 6th Day

Arnold Schwarzenegger's new film is a futuristic high tech thriller that is reminiscent of Total Recall.

He plays Adam Gibson, a happily married charter helicopter pilot with an eight year old daughter. The setting is sometime in the future when you can program your car to drive you to your destination while you sit back and relax, or you can have a beautiful virtual reality girlfriend, and, although illegal, humans are cloned.

A doctor (Robert Duvall) and his evil wealthy benefactor (Tony Goldwyn) are busy bending the laws of human nature by cloning humans.  Adam is reproduced without his knowledge and before they can destroy the original, he arrives home to find his clone kissing his wife.

The squad dispatched to kill Adam before he can blow the whistle on their operation, is more formidable than most.  When killed, they're carted off  to the lab where they are re-cloned and sent back out to pick up where they left off.

Goldwyn is good at playing egomaniacal bad guys, but Duvall is wasted as the doctor who seems unaware of the evil his research is capable of.

I like Schwarzenegger when he plays a normal working family man, who gets caught up in abnormal situations.  He's a likable star and two of him is twice as good as one.

 
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