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The 6th Day

tn_sixthdayI guess when THE 6TH DAY came out I was less loyal to Schwarzenegger than I am now. I thought it looked shitty, so I skipped it. And I kinda forgot I never watched it. But now I feel bad that nobody’s going to see the new Schwarzenegger and Stallone movies in theaters so I wanted to show my appreciation for their works by watching a movie from each of them that I skipped before.

With these low expectations THE 6TH DAY worked out well. It’s enjoyable lesser Arnold, clearly better than COLLATERAL DAMAGE and arguably more consistent than ERASER or END OF DAYS. It takes place in “the near future – sooner than you think,” when cloning is a thing. Cloning humans is illegal, but Re-Pets (clones of your dead pets that you can buy) are popular and Dr. Griffin Weir (Robert Duvall) has made strides in cloning human organs for transplants, though not without protest.
Schwarzenegger plays a charter helicopter pilot, mostly for snowboarders. He’s ex-military (a veteran of the Rain Forest Wars – I smell prequel trilogy) but not a cop or anything, just a regular family man with a wife (Wendy Crewson), a daughter (Taylor Anne Reid), a dog, a best buddy from work (documentarian Michael Rapaport) and a house in the suburbs of Vancouver, BC (or whatever city they say this is, but you can’t sneak that Expo 86 geodesic dome past a pro like me). Then after a weird day at work he comes home and sees himself already at home with the family. He’s not a ghost or a schizopolis, he’s been cloned! And Michael Rooker, Terry Crews and some lady (Sarah Wynter) are trying to kill him. What the hell is going on? He has to go on the run.

mp_sixthdayThese types of depictions of near-future-sooner-than-you-think culture and technology are always kinda fun. This one includes not just clones and cloning ethics debates but also self-driving cars, laser-razors, mirrors with TVs in them, refrigerators that identify when the milk is almost gone and order more, holographic virtual girlfriends and legal representation, light-up ID in wallets, smoking banned even for private use, laser guns… but the computers still use mouses. The funniest “whoops, that didn’t pan out” near-future prediction is the major scene about a famous XFL star. If you don’t remember XFL, it was Vince McMahon’s “Xtreme Football League,” which lasted only one season in 2001.

The funniest effect in the movie is the Sim Pal, the popular doll of the moment that talks and moves and is supposed to seem really real. But this thing is hideous! It looks like they used really sophisticated animatronics, not CGI, which is impressive. But they had to make it look weird to stuff all those tubes in there. It looks like Chucky’s evil face or the movie Garbage Pail Kids. It keeps talking and annoying these characters until it gets its head shot off, but nobody ever points out how creepy it looks.

I like watching them establish how the different technology works and then waiting to see how it comes into play in later action scenes. The most obvious one is the high-speed helicopter that he can control remotely, but I never understood the reason why he would have it in his every day job. Only how he would use it when people are trying to kill him.

I guess they do try to use it thematically. He says gleefully, “The new remote came in. Out goes the old one!” It’s notable that early in the movie he’s looking in the mirror for wrinkles around his eyes, and obviously he’s worried about the clone replacing him like he did the remote. I said THE LAST STAND was the start of his old man period, but here there were hints he was going in that direction 12 years earlier.

I don’t know if this movie is worthy of Duvall’s talents, but it’s cool that he was willing to do it and give an emotional performance. He’s not the bad guy, he doesn’t realize the extent of how his technology is being used and how much he’s being taken advantage of because his wife has a condition that can only be helped by cloning.

It’s got a different approach to cloning than I’ve seen. They grow “blanks,” veiny, alien-looking, not-alive humanoids that are implanted with DNA and memories to grow into a living clone. That makes it a quick process, so the thugs can keep getting killed and coming back. It’s still kind of a pain though, they gotta re-pierce their ears and stuff.

The action is fine, not real exciting like if it was a James Cameron movie. One weird thing that made me laugh is one of those shots where the hero leaps sideways across a room while being shot at and a shot just barely misses him. In this one the shot hits right in front of him, so really he’s almost jumping into it, not dodging it. He lucked out.

This is an action sci-fi story about a regular guy’s life being interrupted by craziness, and he questions who he is, who he can trust and what’s going on. There’s some humor and some light probing of real issues. And it stars Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s TOTAL RECALL, right? Well, director Roger Spottiswoode (TOMORROW NEVER DIES, TURNER AND HOOCH, STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT) is no Paul Verhoeven, but also this is the rare PG-13 Arnold movie. That’s not a disaster, but you can tell something is missing. Verhoeven’s envelope-pushing violence added that extra punch that makes you feel the danger and brutality of its world. 6TH DAY is as safe as the mall where you buy your Re-Pets. It’s Diet Total Recall.

The best terrible one liner is a convoluted one where the douchey Bob Saget lookalike villain (Tony Goldwyn) has to be nice enough to play straight man and set him up for the punchline:

Arnold: “If you really believe that then you should clone yourself while you’re still alive.”

Villain: “Why is that? So I can understand your unique perspective?”

Arnold: “No. So you can go fuck yourself.”

It comes up again later when the clone is on top of the other one and he says, “When I told you to screw yourself, I didn’t mean for you to take it literally.” First you laugh because he had to misquote himself in order to follow the one-fuck-per-PG-13 rule, then you laugh because obviously he did mean for him to take it in exactly that way, what else would two clones fucking each other mean? This particular quip needs alot more work, Arnold.

To be fair, I did laugh at a variation on his annoying tradition of putting “I’ll be back” in everything. This time it’s not used as a one-liner, he just leaves the Re-Pet store undecided about what to do about the death of his dog, and says to the salesman “I might be back.”

Let me tell you another really good thing about this: Arnold gets cloned. And he plays both of them, it’s not Danny Devito. The two aren’t together that much, but when they are it’s pretty funny. They seem really jealous of each other, and criticize each other’s carpentry skills and stuff. Arnold punches himself out at one point. Most movies these days do not have one Arnold Schwarzenegger punching out another Arnold Schwarzenegger for sleeping with his own wife. So clearly THE 6TH DAY is worth watching once.

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53 Responses to “The 6th Day”

  1. This movie made me really angry, since I thought the ‘hero’ was on the wrong side.


    He gleefully destroys the cloning program, which can offer untold medical benefits and even human immortality, because of some vague misgivings about the villain rigging the courts. Its just as bad as the end of PAYCHECK, where the ‘hero’ destroys a machine that can see the future. It’s anti-technology and anti-progress.

  2. I really like this one, it’s fun, the plot is ludicrous, Rooker is always welcome and the Peter Berg lookalike henchman gets mangled repeatedly.

    The remote control actually makes a lot of sense if you consider emergencies/rescue as necessities of his trade. And while they don’t appear often the clones have a cool payoff befitting two Arnies.

    Still not as good as Eraser but certainly better than End of Days or Collateral Damage, but as mentioned not a great sign with the PG-13.

  3. Brimstone— Kind of hard to argue against your reasoning. It’s not as though Arnold’s character makes any highfalutin’ self-righteous speech about how “There are some things men were not meant to tamper with!”, or some such garbage. Chances are he just thought that one clone boning his wife was one too many, so… better nip it in the bud.

    A friend of mine said (at the time) that SimPal Cindy was the bastard love child of Cherry 2000 and the Johnny Cab driver from Total Recall. Sounds about right.

  4. I can’t remember a god damn thing about this movie except for the supremely optimistic XFL reference and that there was a guy driving a new-at-the-time VW New Beetle that was all patchy and beaten-up like an old junker. So I guess product placement does work.

  5. Don’t remember much about it, but the thing I really liked was how Arnie would repeatedly be killing the same henchmen/women over and over again and the villain would literally keep re-cloning them.
    That was kinda brilliant. I also remember liking how they used laser guns, but they still required “laser” ammunition clips.

  6. paulhoganaustralia

    February 12th, 2013 at 12:14 am

    man, that must have been hilarious to see this now and see that xfl scene. I totally forgot about that. This movie has some entertaining scenes from my kid memory, but im really not sure if i would try digesting this film too soon. I think i remember arnold’s kid having this really weird doll.

  7. Now I want to watch The Sixth Day and Paycheck. Not because I support an anti-technology, anti-progress agenda but because, in Action Cinema more than in any other genre can a film spectacularly, aggressively, possibly unintentionally suggest a viewpoint that I don’t agree with and still keep my respect. Also, that’s simply more than I realized either of those movies had going on, which I’m always happy to discover.

  8. caruso_stalker217

    February 12th, 2013 at 1:15 am


  9. I don’t love this one, but the baddies are fantastic. Norman Reedus (BLADE II) as the hapless one is best, but Sarah Wynter looks great with the coloured hair.

    And I like PAYCHECK. Specifically the almost ridiculous smiley freeze-frame ending.

  10. What really stuck out for me was Robert Duvall’s performance. I mean, he’s in a movie that’s essentially a poor man’s Total Recall. It’s an enjoyable film for sure, but it’s also goofy as hell. And then Duvall comes in like it’s a serious drama. The man acts his ass off in this one, and I remember actually feeling bad for his character. It was actually a pretty impressive feat.

  11. I also can’t remember a damn thing about this movie other than Sarah Wynter was beautiful and menacing as a villainess without resorting to Xenia Onatopp-ness, and I think you see her topless for a brief second. I also remember thinking the “destroying the clones” ending was exactly the type of sanctimonious Crichton-esque “man wasn’t meant to mess with nature” babble that sometimes works but just seemed cliched here. What was it with clone-fear around that time anyway? Like we had that whole thing in Attack of the Clones where they were trying to be timely and Jimmy Smits is talking about how the Senate would never approve the use of clones, as if even in this far-out universe with aliens and robots running around, clones is where you draw the line.

    Btw, I’m one of the few people who love Paycheck, and I actually didn’t mind the *SPOILER* destruction of the machine, because it was made clear that all it did was create self-fulfilling prophecies, and most likely couldn’t be used for good. (i.e. it showed a future where the US is embroiled in a war with Country X, so we naturally start a war with Country X, etc… which was a pretty cool statement on both human nature and the Bush administration if you want to go there)

  12. Hey, look! People who enjoy Paycheck. Thought I was the only one. My favorite part is when the evil henchman sees his death and still tries to stop it using the exact same actions.

    Paycheck is one of those movies that is always longer than you remember it to be, and you end up looking at the time, thinking, “Did I just stay up until 2:30 in the morning to watch Paycheck? Again?”

  13. hahaha, I watched this a couple of years back with my dad while we were on vacation and we both laughed our asses off at certain scenes, including but not limited to

    1. Arnold telling the creepy doll “CAN’T YOU SEE THAT I AM TALKING!?”
    2. when the two Arnolds test out the thermite and then look at each other and say “COOL” at the same time
    3. Arnold dropping a severed finger and then saying “I dropped my pen” to cover the fact that it’s someone’s finger

    also, when the bad guy’s clone near the end comes out prematurely and his skin is all pale white my dad remarked that he looked like Powder (from this movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114168/reference ) which got me laughing a lot

  14. “What was it with clone-fear around that time anyway?”

    you know that’s a good question, maybe it had something to do with that cloned sheep?

    funny how all these years later cloning has gone absolutely fucking nowhere

  15. as a matter of fact there was a lot of tech stuff that people in the 90’s were obsessed with, convinced it would be the “next big thing” such as the aforementioned cloning and also virtual reality (especially virtual reality) that all these years later has still yet to come into play in any significant way, though never say never I guess

  16. The final dialogue between Arnold and clone Arnold is pretty great. It has all the structure and depth of a sitcom denouement. I remember especially enjoying Arnold saying “But they’re your family too!”

  17. I remember being pretty unimpressed that the “Clone THIS!” line from the trailer wasn’t actually used in the film.

  18. The Limey – I don’t think Norman Reedus is in this, but Michael Rooker, who plays his brother on The Walking Dead, is.

    everybody – I forgot to mention that Arnold scans a severed thumb to get past security, just as Alex Cross did in ALEX CROSS. But that one didn’t take place in the future, so maybe we have now caught up to THE 6TH DAY.

  19. Vern

    You are correct sir – it’s Rodney Rowland from SPACE and an episode of the X-files! I have long laboured under that misapprehension due to the general rattiness of the character. I’ll have to watch it again, now.

    It does have a sort of melancholy quality though, doesn’t it? Especially Michael Rappaport, but then I always feel that way about him for some reason.

  20. This is a good movie , I enjoyed it back in the day . I always connect it to End of Days , Collateral and Eraser , too , I don’t know why , maybe because it’s after Arnold’s “golden age” ( and by “golden age” I mean after True Lies ) , and late in his career. I think this is smarter than the movies above , and there’s a link to his better SF movies . I find really scary the idea of fake immortality in this movie , because I think that if you see the new “you” before dying , is in that moment that you realize that the clone is really another person , that your life really ends and the next clone will go on having different experiences than you. In a lo tof Arnold SF movies there’s often some irony or analysis of future things to come: In the Running Man the focus is future TV and violent media , in Total Recall there’s a workers/guerrillas-vs-corporations theme that I really like. This movie lacks the punch of RM or TR , maybe because of the “pedigree” of those movies ( King and Verhoeven ) and the action of his Mctiernan and Cameron movies , but I still like it and I think it has a little brain and interesting quaestions about the future .

    …and ,holy crap , I just realized how many SF movies Arnold has made over the years! He must be the SF specialist of all the Expendables ! In fact , for example, how many science fiction movies has Stallone made ? 3 ?

  21. I actually saw this in the theater. It is pretty enjoyable for what it is. My favorite part of the film is the dynamic between Arnold and his clone. Vern touched on it in his review, but it cracks me up how much Arnold hates his clone. The best scene of the film is the one where Arnold is about to murder his own clone but is stopped by Rapaport (It has been a while since I have watched it so please forgive me if I am remembering it wrong). The look of murderous intent on Arnold face as he is about to sneak up on the unsuspecting clone of himself is hilarious.

    This film is also Arnold’s DOUBLE IMPACT or TWIN DRAGONS film where he gets to play two parts, but instead of playing brothers he plays a guy and his clone. Now that I think about it Sly needs to make a movie where he plays two characters in it. He does not have a DOUBLE IMPACT/TWIN DRAGONS film in his body of work.

  22. This is the only Arnold film I’ve never seen. I guess I should remedy that. It sounds a lot better than I’d assumed, given the general weak sauce of his other movies from that era.

    Also, Spottiswoode: Never not funny.

  23. Mr. M, (and anyone else interested) I think THE 6TH DAY is available streaming uncut on CRACKLE.

  24. I´ve never seen HERCULES IN NEW YORK or PUMPING IRON.

  25. Shoot, I don’t know if HERCULES IN NEW YORK is worth your time, but PUMPING IRON is worth checking out. It is a solid documentary and it gives you interesting insight to the dynamic between Arnold and Lou Ferrigno. Lou seems like this gentle giant and Arnold is always playing head games with him and trying to psych him out to gain a competitive edge.

  26. Charles – I don´t know. I had enough of the muscletalk in Arnies autobiography so I don´t think I will ever watch that because of that godawful book.

  27. Fair enough, but I will say that Arnie’s book is so boring that it makes PUMPING IRON sound more boring than it is.

  28. Has anybody here seen Arnold in “Stay Hungry” from Bob Rafelson?
    It’s from 1976 starring Jeff Bridges, Arnold plays “Joe Santo” a fictional Body Builder who’s taking part in the Mr. Universe –
    Competition. The Movie has nice “Slap Shot”- Vibe goin’, with plenty of 70’ties sleaze thrown in.

  29. Charles: Action movies where the stars kick their own asses. Hmm. Stallone does fight a clone of himself in JUDGE DREDD, but sadly the clone is played by Armand Assante, so no dice. Van Damme also fights his clone self in THE REPLICANT and plays multiple, although largely non-intersecting roles in TIMECOP, MAXIMUM RISK and THE ORDER. Truly he is the king of twin/clone movies. There is also a Jet Li vs Jet Li fight in THE ONE.

    Can’t think of any others. Sadly Seagal does not kick himself in the balls or break his own wrist and throw himself through a window in his entire career, as far as I know.

  30. Arnold also plays two versions of himself in Last Action Hero (the movie cop character and the actor Arnold Schwarzenegger). I remember as a kid thinking it was a missed opportunity that the “Arnold” character is portrayed as a heroic do-gooder instead of a clueless vain celebrity, but I guess the whole “actor plays an asshole version of himself” trend that got popularized with Neil Patrick Harris was several years away.

    By the way, not to take this too off subject, but what do you guys think was the first “actor plays an asshole version of himself”? I think it was C. Thomas Howell in Far Out Man but I bet there’s one earlier.

  31. Seagal did play a character with a twin in KILL SWITCH, but one of them was murdered when they were kids and hadn’t grown into Seagal yet.

    I can think of a scene where a current British martial artist kills another version of himself, but it would constitute a spoiler. Also, doesn’t Jet Li fight a pyramid covered in alternate dimension Jet Lis in THE ONE?

  32. Those are just fellow inmates in the pyramid-shaped prison he gets sent to, not multiple Jet Lis. He does fight himself numerous times over the course of the movie, but only one at a time.

    I think there should be a spinoff where we discover that one of Dolph’s most iconic characters was actually the result of a Soviet cloning program, and that while the one we know and love retired from boxing and communist propagandizing to live free in the West, there was another version of himself that has been in cryostasis since the eighties so when he awakes, he wants to fight the Cold War all over again. Only Good Dolph, who has had time to change, can stop him

    The name? DOUBLE DRAGO, obviously.

  33. You guys have provided so many great examples of action stars playing brothers or clones it got me think who doesn’t have one of these types of films/performances on their resume. For example, it is not an action film but Michael Keaton played clones in MULTIPLICTY, Hugh Jackman played clones as well as two different roles in a movie I will not name so that I don’t spoil it, and Nic Cage played twin brothers in ADAPTATION. Also, doesn’t Tony Jaa fight an evil version of himself in one of the ONG BAK sequels? What other ones can you guys come up with?

    PS: This should be a fun distraction in light of the depressing DH5 news.

  34. The original Paul

    February 14th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    You couldn’t have two Seagals in the same scene fighting one another, because two invincible aikido experts fighting would just end up as two guys holding hands for eternity.

    Anyway, “The Sixth Day”. One of my favorite “second-rate” Arnie movies. I disagree with the comparisons with “Eraser”, and ABSOLUTELY disagree with any comparison with “End of Days” and “Collateral”, two movies that I find boring to the point of unwatchability. “The Sixth Day” is way, way better than “Eraser”, with a more interesting plot, antagonists, action scenes, and general environment – there’s an impressively fleshed-out world within “The Sixth Day”.

    Look, it’s still second-rate Arnie; but it’s sci-fi Arnie. That’s the same Arnie that gave us the Predator, the Terminator, the Running Man, and Total Recall. As opposed to Collateral, End of Days, Eraser (well, technically that one had plasma rifles in it… and the plasma rifles were undoubtedly the best part of the movie… but big fucking deal.) I give you True Lies, which was good, but still… non-Sci-Fi Arnie is not the same as Sci-Fi Arnie. Heck, probably the best non-Sci-Fi film Arnie has ever been in was the unexpectedly great “The Last Stand”.

    Anyway, I’ve watched “The Sixth Day” four or five times and it still entertains me. It is not, I will grant you, an in-depth look into the ethics of cloning. But it does what it does and it does it well.

  35. Loved this. Felt it was the Arnold comeback after Batman and Robin, End of Days and Jingle All the Way. DIET TOTAL RECALL is accurate. Not as intense as the scifi classics, but not because it’s pg13 but it’s just a slighter movie. I think it’s better than ERASER too,

  36. Have yet to see THE LAST STAND, but RED HEAT is pretty good in my opinion as far as non sci-fi Arnie. hell, I´ll usually pop in RAW DEAL in my disc-swirling machine from time to time. Of course Conan is non sci fi as well…

    I rewatched ERASER last night and it is pretty lame. The MOONRAKER-esque parachuting scene and the scene with the crocodiles ( or were they alligators) were the only memorable parts. I was constantly asking myself why I was watching this throughout the movie and that is not a sign of a masterpiece exactly.

  37. Paul, i’m guessing you forgot about Commando. Because if you didn’t and The Last Stand is still the best non-sci fi Arnie, I need to go to a theater immediately.

    Charles – i think the guy Tony Jaa fought in Ong Bak 2 or 3 was just a guy who looked really similar to him in The Crow makeup, even though I thought it was a clone Jaa at first too. But yeah, I like how this board has us thinking of how all the action heroes have played clones/twins, and also how The Color of Night/D-tox board has me thinking of how all the action heroes have to have one serial killer movie under their belt.

    If only there was a serial killer action movie with a clone/twin…..

  38. The Original... Paul

    February 17th, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Neal – I did, indeed, forget about “Commando”. I apologise to everybody on the forum for this unforgivable oversight.

    But as much fun as “Commando” is, “The Last Stand” is the better film. I saw it in a full cinema (apparently I was the only person on earth who had the opportunity to do so) and had a blast with it. I think my review of “Stand” is probably the most positive of everybody’s for that exact reason. It had flaws (villain isn’t particularly exciting, Knoxville’s schtick can be grating at times), but they didn’t particularly matter to me because the film was so much damn fun to watch with a crowd that could get really “into” it.

    Again – it was the exact opposite of the crowd reaction to “Prometheus”. With “The Last Stand”, the cinema was packed with people who, I got the impression, weren’t sure at the beginning how it would turn out. There were moments – two in particular – in “The Last Stand”, where the entire audience was laughing and cheering. A good time was had by all. That’s pretty damn rare, especially in a British cinema where (more than elsewhere I think) it’s considered bad form to make any noise in a cinema.

  39. The Original... Paul

    February 17th, 2013 at 7:45 am

    And that should go down as the great tragedy of “The Last Stand”. Not that it underperformed at the box office – although it clearly did – but that if ever there was a film made to see in a crowded cinema packed with enthusiastic moviegoers, this was it. Yet of the few people who DID see it, hardly any of them had that experience.

  40. The Original... Paul

    February 17th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Oh, and regarding a serial killer action movie with a clone / twin – does “Judge Dredd” count? The plot of that movie involves Stallone’s Dredd being framed for a series of murders by his clone. Not exactly a series killer, but still…

  41. Neal said: “If only there was a serial killer action movie with a clone/twin…..”

    That’s Van Damme’s REPLICANT:


  42. I wouldn’t count JUDGE DREDD as the type of twin/cloine film I am talking about because Sly does not play his clone in the film. I think for the film to fit the criteria that I am talking about there has to be at least one shot or scene in the film where the star/actor shares the scene or shot with themselves.

  43. I don’t think Bruce has a twin/clone film on his resume. Dolph has played a clone of a character he has portrayed previously but not in the same film. Keanu played multiple version of Ted Logan in the BILL & TED films, including an evil robot version of Ted in B&T BOGUS JOURNEY.

  44. Bruce played his character and his character’s robot doppelgänger in SURROGATES. Does that count?

  45. Vern – ah yes, thanks for the reminder. I remembering seeing some of Replicant on TV and liking alot of what I saw, I guess I assumed the villain clone was a Castor Troy-style master criminal, not a serial killer.

    Charles – I THINK there were actually multiple robot Bruces in the solid but forgettable Surrogates. Man, these stars really do follow a pattern!

    Speaking of which, Keanu Reeves, along with being an under-rated action star and as you mention, has played a clone, also had a cop vs. serial killer movie, “The Watcher”, except he was the serial killer! (Arnold, Sly, and Bruce have all played villains as well even though I THINK Sly is the only one who hasn’t died onscreen yet)

  46. Wait speaking of Castor Troy, I just realized John Travolta joins Van Damme, Cage, Arnold, Sly, Bruce, and Keanu in that he had a double/clone (Swordfish and I hope nobody considers that a spoiler), chased a serial killer (Lonely Hearts), and played a villain (too many to count)

  47. Stallone died in DEATH RACE 2000 and F.I.S.T.

  48. A Travolta clone? Man, it must have been a while since I’ve seen SWORDFISH. I only remember blowjob-hacking, Halle Berry’s million dollar boobs and that scene that was in all the trailers where the camera rotates around the explosion.

    I only counted films where the hero gets in a physical fight with his twin/clone. That’s what we want to see, after all. Those RESIDENT EVIL movies have a bunch of Milla Jovoviclones, right? I don’t know if they fight eachother, but if they do I may be compelled to watch it. There’s also THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE, but if you count that one then you are bad person.

    Surely there was an episode of WALKER TEXAS RANGER where Norris fought his evil twin brother. Possibly a gay-rights-supporting, big-city liberal without a goatee.

  49. Immediately looked up F.I.S.T. on imdb… and that is not what I expected from a movie called F.I.S.T. starring Sylvester Stallone.

  50. Look, that porno he made to pay the bills was a one-time thing, okay?

  51. Ah, how could i forget Sly’s villainous turn in Death Race 2000? I for some reason was thinking his only villain appearance was Spy Kids 3D.

    Crustacean – Jackman stumbles across a 2nd John Travolta in the freezer fairly early on in Swordfish. They later use that body to fake Travolta’s death in an explosion. But it’s not quite clear whether they surgically altered a dead man to look like Travolta, or if Travolta’s character was the one who was altered to look like the dead dude.

    The Milla Clones in Resident Evil only team up and don’t fight each other (haven’t seen the latest one though), but I’m glad you brought her up as an action star since I read somewhere she has one of the highest body counts of all time as an actor (very believable after 5 Resident Evils and Ultraviolet). She interestingly has also played a villain and battled a serial killer as well.

  52. I consider this the last great Arnold movie. The action still had some energy and personality, while I consider THE LAST STAND pseudo personality. Violent gags that were supposed to be wild but really just came out of nowhere for shock’s sake. In 6TH DAY I remembered the bad guys he killed each time he killed enemy a different way. The world was over Arnold by 2000 but it was my last hurrah.

  53. In my opinion Schwarzenegger fights himself in TOTAL RECALL, via the briefcase interface “conversation” where Hauser instructs Quaid to shove the surgery tool up his nose and via the hologram doubling device that should have cost Quaid his life.

    The other Arnold is both his enemy & his friend throughout TOTAL RECALL. Hauser tries to fuck up Quaid’s hero mission on behalf of the mutants, but let’s not let Quaid off the hook either, just cuz he’s not a greedy, uncaring corporate crony. Quaid’s guilty of infidelity, insecurity, & memory swapping, which is a weiner move. It results in him fucking up his (and Hauser’s?) marriage with super-hot Sharon Stone. Not cool, Quaid.

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