Gattaca (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

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  • Ethan Hawke at an event for Gattaca (1997)
  • Alicia Silverstone at an event for Gattaca (1997)
  • Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman in Gattaca (1997)
  • Kelly Lynch and Mitch Glazer at an event for Gattaca (1997)
  • Ethan Hawke in Gattaca (1997)
  • Uma Thurman in Gattaca (1997)

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Cast & Crew

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Andrew Niccol


Andrew Niccol

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Did You Know?


The telephone Jude Law uses when answering Ethan Hawke's warning call is a B&O Beocom 5000 wireless.


Director Josef: 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...


The man has a weak heart, and it nearly fails on him. His death would waste the entire mission, but this seems never to bother him.

Crazy Credits

All instances of the letters A, C, G, and T (representing the four nucleotides of DNA -- see trivia entry) are emphasized in almost all names of people and companies credited in the film. These letters appear in a different typeface from the rest of the name; also, in the opening credits they appear onscreen a little before the rest of the name, while in the closing credits they appear in blue instead of white.

Alternate Versions

The DVD contains deleted footage not included in the the theatrical release:

  • The original version of the "Eight Day Center" scene. Here the doctor offers Vincent's parents the possibility to further enhance the future Anton, charging $5,000. This is refused by both of them.
  • A briefing about the upcoming mission done by Director Josef. He is interrupted by Irene who tells him that the investigators wish to start their testing on all members of Gattaca.
  • Detective Hugo exposes Anton to be Vincent's brother.
  • Caesar tells Vincent to put the books away and accept his life.
  • Shortly before Vincent leaves for Titan, he visits Caesar and gives him a telescope.
  • A short sequence which shows some famous people who may had not been born if science had decrypted the human DNA sooner: Abraham Lincoln (Marfan's Syndrome), Emily Dickinson (Manic Depression), Vincent van Gogh (Epilepsy), Albert Einstein (Dyslexia), John F. Kennedy (Addison's Disease), Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer's Disease), Ray Charles (Primary Glaucoma), Stephen Hawking (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Asthma). The last sentence is: "Of course, the other birth that may never have taken place is your own."
  • Also included is an outtake where Xander Berkeley drinks one of the "urine" samples.


Written by
Django Reinhardt & Jacques Larue


Plot Summary

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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