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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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Marjorie, Robin's Boss
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Tom Marlowe, Helicopter Pilot
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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


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

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6 Days 7 Nights  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,485,276, 14 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,329,966, 25 October 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$164,829,966, 31 December 1999
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Trivia

At her audition, Anne Heche told Harrison Ford that Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was the first movie she ever saw. See more »

Goofs

Crew visible in Robin's sunglasses at the airport. See more »

Quotes

Quinn Harris: What's that you're taking?
Robin Monroe: Xanax. My doctor prescribed them for situations of tension, and I think this qualifies.
Quinn Harris: Give me a couple.
Robin Monroe: You just drive.
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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 »


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Sacred Island
Written by Taj Mahal
Performed by Taj Mahal
Courtesy of Windham Hill Group
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It's like a small vacation
1 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I don't write many reviews, unless I really feel close to the movie or believe it was unfairly rated, like this one. This movie has found it's way back to my DVD player several times since it's first release to DVD about 10 years ago. It whisks you up from your easy chair to a sunny vacation spot in the Polynesian Islands and never slows up or misses a beat. One scene moves to the next in a seamless manner often foreshadowed by a soundtrack that is very good and quite catchy.

The film was well cast with Harrison Ford as the crusty cargo pilot - Ann Heche as the assistant editor of a fashion magazine - David Swimmer as her pasty but very nice fiancé and Jacqueline Obradors as the beautiful but dingbat club dancer. This romantic comedy and action adventure film pits two people together from different backgrounds and age groups. Normally the two would never get along long enough to get to know the other. But, forced to spend time together and under challenging conditions, a small attraction begins to develop and grow stronger. The character development of the cast moves forward with the same speed as the rest of this cute story.

While the film is certainly not for everyone, judging from IMDb ratings and rotten tomatoes, I really believe it was the message and not the movie that failed to impress. This story expresses a throwback to traditional values in the relationship of Ford and Heche and their experiences on the Island. This may explain the reaction to the film by many of the younger viewers. Some of the more mature viewers may have been turned off by news of Ann Heche and Ellen Degeneres in real life. This may explain why some seem to love the movie, while others have curiously rated it rather poorly.

In any case, if you need a quick escape and love flying to beautiful Polynesian Islands loaded with beautiful scenery and good-looking people, then his film may be your ticket!


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