Six Days, Seven Nights

Six Days, Seven Nights (1998)

8 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: In the scene where they are getting the old planes' floats down the white rapid river, and Quin kind of, goes down with the floats, he says "I'm fine. Now it's your turn." But if you look carefully, his lips don't move.

Correction: The shot is a close up of Anne Heche with Harrison Ford's voice over - he isn't even visible in shot and you cannot tell where he is or what he is doing.

Corrected entry: I suppose it's usual to have a bag of tools on your plane, but Quin's seems to contain several kinds of saws, a helluva lot of rope and some sort of large machete. I guess you never know...

Correction: As a bush pilot, Quinn would have had to be "prepared for anything." Pilots flying in places such as Papua New Guinea and South America carry a lot of tools and other survival gear. If your plane goes down, you may be your only way out. You have to have the necessary gear with you.

Correction: Her hair is not messed up when they laid down because they jumped off a cliff into the ocean so her hair was still wet.

Corrected entry: Robin chartered the plane to fly to Tahiti for a photo-shoot for one night. Yet after they've crashed, we see her go back into the plane to get a change of clothes, and she had a bag with at least 5 different changes. Just how long was she planning to spend in Tahiti?

Correction: Being a professional at a fashion magazine, she was prepared. Outfits for casual, possible meetings, maybe dinner, work attire etc.

Lynette Carrington

Corrected entry: After the crash landing in the lagoon at her villa, her injury is above her left eye in the first scene and then above her right eye the rest of the movie.

Correction: She was looking into a mirror that made her injury flipped. No continuity mistake here.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Quinn is looking through the binoculars when the pirates shoot the man, we hear the sound of the gunshot right away. It would have taken a few seconds for them to hear it, as far away as they were.

Correction: You also would not be able to hear them talking, which is also heard slightly in the close-up, including the splashing of water. This is a shot used alot in movies. The binocular view lets the viewer know that that the scene is taking place far away, but you still can hear what is going on, because it is important to the plot. This is not a mistake, but a "director made" decision done for the good of the viewer.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Quinn is flying Robin and Frank to the island, they are wearing lifejackets, she asks if they are necessary, and he says only if we crash. Later, when Quinn is flying Robin to Tahiti, she is not wearing a lifejacket. Even when the weather gets rough, Quinn doesn't give her a lifejacket. They decide to turn around; still no lifejacket. They are going down, the radio is fried and they can't send out a distress call and still he doesn't give her a lifejacket.

Correction: This is just poor judgment on the part of the characters, also we did not see the whole flight maybe he asked her to put it on and she refused.


Corrected entry: In the last scene Quinn asks that guy on the airport field which plane heads to New York, and this guy points at a plane of Aloha Airlines. The movie is believed to take place in Fiji - Aloha Airlines does not fly to Fiji or New York.

Correction: In the airport, when Robin and Frank are getting ready to leave, the intercom says that the plane is leaving for Honolulu. Quinn made a mistake in thinking that they were flying nonstop to New York.

Continuity mistake: When Robin crashes the plane at the end of the film, it appears that she crashes it about 1/4 mile off shore. But when everyone runs out to the wrecked plane, it's just a few feet from the shoreline.

Lynette Carrington

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Robin Monroe: If you were half a pilot, we wouldn't be on this island!
Quinn Harris: I'm the best damn pilot you're ever going to meet!
Robin Monroe: Ha! I've flown with you twice and you've crashed half the time!

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Trivia: Temuera Morrison and Cliff Curtis are speaking Maori in their roles as pirates. However they didn't know how to say the complex lines they were supposed to (about gold and pirates, etc), so they just ad-libbed random everyday stuff such as what they were cooking for dinner. (From Temuera's biography "Temuera Morrison: From Haka to Hollywood").

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Question: If Quinn and Robin had no idea what island they crash landed on AND the plane's navigation system and radio had been knocked out by the lightning, how were they able to navigate straight back to Makatea once they retrofitted the plane and eluded the pirates?

Answer: Once they were in the air, Quinn would be able to navigate by sight. He was an experienced pilot and and was familiar with the territory and the different islands' configurations. He would also be looking for ship traffic, and he had a general idea which of several islands they were on. Once in the air, he would easily know which direction he was heading based on the position of the sun.

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But he passed out. And the ocean is a big expanse, not a lot of landmarks to navigate by.

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