Six Days Seven NightsJune 12, 1998
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.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 5.6/10 (34,207 voted)
Critic's Score: 51/100
Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer
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 neighbouring 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.
Marjorie, Robin's Boss
Philippe Sinclair, Resort Manager
Tom Marlowe, Helicopter Pilot
Ricky, Helicopter Crewman
After this week in paradise, they're going to need a vacation.
Release Date: 12 June 1998
Filming Locations: Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,485,276
(14 June 1998)
Did You Know?
Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz and Julia Roberts all turned down the role of Robin.
In the wreck of the airplane, there is a bar across the top of the wings. But, in other shots it is not there.
What's that you're taking?
Xanax. My doctor prescribed them for situations of tension, and I think this qualifies.
Give me a couple.
You just drive.
I can't help myself when it comes to Harrison Ford…
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.