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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 12 June 1998 (USA)
Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.

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Ivan Reitman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Quinn Harris
Anne Heche ... Robin Monroe
David Schwimmer ... Frank Martin
Jacqueline Obradors ... Angelica
Temuera Morrison ... Jager
Allison Janney ... Marjorie, Robin's Boss
Douglas Weston Douglas Weston ... Philippe Sinclair, Resort Manager
Cliff Curtis ... Kip
Danny Trejo ... Pierce
Ben Bode ... Tom Marlowe, Helicopter Pilot
Derek Basco ... Ricky, Helicopter Crewman
Amy Sedaris ... Robin's Secretary
Long Nguyen ... Pirate
Jake Feagai Jake Feagai ... Pirate
John Koyama ... Pirate
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Storyline

Taking a romantic tropical island week off with her boyfriend, an ambitious, decisive New York girl agrees to help her magazine out by covering a story on a neighboring island. The only plane available is piloted by a laid-back heavy drinker with whom she shares a mutual dislike. But she has no choice and he can't refuse the money. When the plane crash-lands on an uninhabited island with little chance of rescue they both wish they had made other arrangements - at least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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After this week in paradise, they're going to need a vacation.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sensuality and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Days Seven Nights See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,485,276, 14 June 1998

Gross USA:

$74,339,294

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,839,294
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In this film, Harrison Ford is a pilot who warns another to "Get away from my plane". In his previous film, 'Air Force One' (1997), he flies (despite not being a pilot) and tells another to "Get off of my plane". See more »

Goofs

The registration of French aircraft starts with "F" (which is correct in the movie) but includes only letters. Quinn's airplane has only numbers following the "F". See more »

Quotes

Frank Martin: I want this to be the most unforgettable vacation of our lives.
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Crazy Credits

The DVD has the credits listed in French; after you go to the first second of chapter 3, and then go back, the credits are suddenly in English. See more »

Alternate Versions

After 9/11/01, the USA network edited the dialogue poorly so that when Anne Heche originally said, "I've flown with you twice, you've crashed half the time," she now says, "I've flown with you twice, you've FLOWN half the time." See more »

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Written and performed by George Elliott
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I can't help myself when it comes to Harrison Ford...
30 December 2005 | by jax713See all my reviews

I rented this a few days ago having discovered it was a Harrison Ford movie I somehow missed. Even though I'm a big fan of his, I really didn't expect much based on the jacket description. But, Eureka! I was completely charmed by this movie. Ford has a very low key way of delivering comedy and when you see a manly man like him being funny, it is all the more hilarious. Anne Heche is captivating as the gamin New York fashion sophisticate who happens to be very smart & sassy but grounded. She also has a tremendous flair for comedy and she plays off Ford in a grand way that Melanie Griffith couldn't even dream about doing in Working Girl. Griffith sleepwalked through that script whereas Heche embraces her character fully.

There is a very unique thing that happens in this film that we don't see very often and that is how the romantic chemistry builds between the lead characters. It is as natural as the flora and fauna of the island they are trapped on - rather randomly and sometimes awkwardly taking root - and I give a lot of credit to Reitman for capturing this feeling between Ford & Heche. With most films like this, the leads either hop into bed right away and then sort out their differences, or there is no indication of increasing mutual affection until the last 10 minutes when someone slaps their forehead and a light goes on. In this movie, you see so many small moments when one character is creeping into the heart of the other. Despite this, it never gets sappy.

I'd rate this movie as a 7 but am giving it an 8 to try to raise its overall score. It's a very, very good romantic comedy with a funny script, witty direction, great tropical locales, and an eclectic but engaging supporting cast.


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