• Publication date: March 1, 2010

Exotic Adventure Comedy Pirates, Jungles, And A Budding Romance

Harrison Ford�with a body of work totaling up $6 billion in box office receipts worldwide�is unquestionably one of the top movie stars of all time. Best known for his work in action adventure classics like �Star Wars� and �Indiana Jones,� the actor was charting out some relatively new territory when he signed on to play Quinn Harris, the lead in Ivan Reitman�s new romantic comedy-adventure.

Harrison Ford�with a body of work totaling up $6 billion in box office receipts worldwide�is unquestionably one of the top movie stars of all time. Best known for his work in action adventure classics like �Star Wars� and �Indiana Jones,� the actor was charting out some relatively new territory when he signed on to play Quinn Harris, the lead in Ivan Reitman�s new romantic comedy-adventure.

As a Hollywood producer, Reitman has a lot of impressive credits to his name. But he�s also no slouch when it comes to working behind the lens, having directed such successful projects as �Ghostbusters� and �Kindergarten Cop.� In 1998, Reitman mounted the director�s chair once again, selecting the island of Kaua�i, Hawaii to shoot his film �Six Days, Seven Nights.�

Starring alongside Harrison Ford is actress Anne Hache, whose highly publicized romance with comedian Ellen DeGeneres was making headlines at the time of the film�s release. Hache plays Robin Monroe, a workaholic fashion journalist at the magazine �Dazzle.� When her boyfriend, Frank (David Schwimmer), proposes a romantic getaway from snowy New York City, the two fly off to a remote tropical island. On the last leg of their trip, they fly in a small, beat up plane by Quinn Harris and his girlfriend, Angelica (Jacqueline Obradors).

Just a day after they arrive, Robin�s publisher calls to ask if she can cover a photo shoot with Evander Holyfield in Tahiti. The work-focused Robin agrees, and enlists the assistance of pilot Quinn Harris to fly her over to the neighboring island. On the way, they run into a powerful storm, and are forced to make an emergency landing on the beach of a deserted island. With their landing gear damaged, the two appear to be hopelessly stuck.

While the gruff Quinn and independently minded Robin initially have trouble seeing eye-to-eye, some romantic tension eventually begins to develop between the two. The island, though, is not quite as deserted as it seems, and some comic adventures result as the pair tries to make it back to civilization.

With its agreeable story and gorgeous tropical scenery, �Six Days, Seven Nights� is an enjoyable film to watch. The film did well at the box office, as it pulled in a respectable $75 million in the United States. The part of gung ho pilot Quinn Harris certainly seems as if it were written for (and named after) Harrison Ford himself, as his love-hate relationship with Heche�s character is reminiscent of the one he shared on screen with Carrie Fisher in �Star Wars.�

Rated PG-13 for language, sensuality and brief violence, �Six Day, Seven Nights� runs 98 minutes in length.