Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid 21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta (Scarlett Johansson). Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers and stop the sinister plan going on at the facility.
Deliberate mistake: Gandu Three Echo, the clone who hits the screen showing the first lottery winner in the movie, complains that he has been around for 7 years and never won the lottery. However, McCord explains later in the movie that the last name tells how old the clones are. Lincoln Six Echo is 3 years old because he is in the Echo generation, and the Delta generation (Jordan Two Delta) is 4 years old. Going backwards, this would make Charlies 5 years old, Bravos 6 years old, and Alphas 7 years old. Gandu Three Echo should have really been Gandu Three Alpha. (00:05:55)
Trivia: Robert Fiveson, the producer of the 1979 B movie "Parts: The Clonus Horror" sued Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Michael Bay and the producers of "The Island", citing over ninety similarities between the films. Despite the fact that he was a long forgotten producer of low budget films and he was up against the biggest names in Hollywood, he settled out of court for an undisclosed "seven figure sum" and 15% of the net profits of "The Island." Since it cost £126,000,000 plus advertising and netted just £81,000,000, I hope he got his seven figure sum.
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