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Laramie Movie Scope:
6 Days, 7 Nights

A routine romantic adventure comedy with good performances

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by Robert Roten, Film Critic
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June 13, 1998 -- "6 Days, 7 Nights" is a typical Hollywood summer movie. The plot is thin, but the characters are likable and the scenery is interesting. It is a perfect drive-in movie.

The movie stars Harrison Ford, who is sure money in the box office, and Anne Hecht, who isn't. Ford, who plays Quinn Harris, a sort of South Seas bush pilot, and Hecht plays Robin Moore, a magazine editor on vacation with her boyfriend.

The two become stranded together on a remote island and are chased by pirates. They dislike each other at first, but of course, you know what happens next. The pirates are there mainly to shoot and miss. Like I said, the plot is thin.

There are several scenes borrowed from other movies, such as "The African Queen," "From Here to Eternity," "Flight of the Phoenix," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," among others. All that was missing was buried treasure on the island.

Hecht ("Wag the Dog"), who is better known for her girlfriend, Ellen DeGeneres, than her acting abilities, does a fine job in the film, and Ford does his usual thing. They make a fine pair. The rest of the film is forgettable. This movie rates a C.

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