PG-13 | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
While it has been identified that "GATTACA" uses the four DNA nucleotide abbreviations of G,A,T,C, more specifically, when identifying genetic markers, the tests measure "short tandem repeats" at specific DNA marker locations. These are known as "GATA or CA" repeats - hence GATTACA.
You keep your work station so clean, Jerome.
Vincent: It's next to godliness. Isn't that what they say?
Director Josef: Godliness. I reviewed your flight plan. Not one error in a million keystrokes. Phenomenal. It's right that someone like you is taking us to Titan.
Vincent: Has the...
In the beginning when Vincent is putting the blood into the fake thumb he puts it on his left thumb but he always uses his right hand to get tested. This is because Vincent himself is left-handed, but Jerome is right-handed so he had to make the switch when he assumed Jerome's life.
After the credits complete, there is slow-motion footage, tinted blue, of the fingernails from the first scene hitting the pavement.
The DVD contains deleted footage not included in the the theatrical release:
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