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Vincent is one of the last "natural" babies born into a sterile, genetically-enhanced world, where life expectancy and disease likelihood are ascertained at birth. Myopic and due to die at 30, he has no chance of a career in a society that now discriminates against your genes, instead of your gender, race or religion. Going underground, he assumes the identity of Jerome, crippled in an accident, and achieves prominence in the Gattaca Corporation, where he is selected for his lifelong desire: a manned mission to Saturn. Constantly passing gene tests by diligently using samples of Jerome's hair, skin, blood and urine, his now-perfect world is thrown into increasing desperation, his dream within reach, when the mission director is killed - and he carelessly loses an eyelash at the scene! Certain that they know the murderer's ID, but unable to track down the former Vincent, the police start to close in, with extra searches, and new gene tests. With the once-in-a-lifetime launch only days away, Vincent must avoid arousing suspicion, while passing the tests, evading the police, and not knowing whom he can trust...
There Is No Gene For The Human Spirit.
Also Known As:
The Eighth Day
Release Date: October 24, 1997
Runtime: 106 mins
All Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Esperanto
Sound: Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Buried.com Rating: 8.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for brief violent images, language, and some sexuality.
Ethan Hawke ...Vincent Freeman
Uma Thurman ...Irene Cassini
Gore Vidal ...Director Josef
Xander Berkeley ...Dr. Lamar
Jayne Brook ...Marie Freeman
Loren Dean ...Anton Freeman
Maya Rudolph ...Delivery Nurse
Una Damon ...Head Nurse
Elizabeth Dennehy ...Preschool Teacher
Blair Underwood ...Geneticist
Mason Gamble ...Vincent Freeman - Boy
Vincent Nielson ...Anton Freeman - Boy
Chad Christ ...Vincent Freeman - Teen
William Lee Scott ...Anton Freeman - Teen
Clarence Graham ...Personnel Officer
Ernest Borgnine ...Caesar
Tony Shalhoub ...German
Jude Law ...Jerome Eugene Morrow
Alan Arkin ...Det. Hugo
Carlton Bembry ...Gattaca Hoover (as Carlton Benbry)
Cynthia Martells ...Cavendish
Grace Sullivan ...Sequencing Customer
Ken Marino ...Sequencing Technician
Gabrielle Reece ...Gattaca Trainer
Ryan Dorin ...Twelve-Fingered Pianist
Dean Norris ...Cop on the Beat
Steve Bessen ...Blood Test Detective
Russell Milton ...Gattaca Detective
George Marshall Ruge ...Beaten Detective
Lindsey Ginter ...Mission Commander (as Lindsey Lee Ginter)
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Gattaca Horror Film Trailer 1
Gattaca Horror Film Trailer 2
"First Song (for Ruth)"
More Movie Taglines:
- There Is No Gene For The Human Spirit.
- How do you hide when you're running from yourself?
- Only one criterion : genetic perfection
- Only the strong succeed
- Vincent: There's no gene for fate.
Jerome: If at first you don't succeed... try, try again.
Vincent: We shed 500 million cells a day.
Vincent: He had everything except desire.
Vincent: You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back.
- The name "Gattaca" is composed entirely of the letters used to label the nucleotide bases of DNA. The four nitrogen bases of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) are adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine.
Public address announcements in the Gattaca Corporation headquarters building are in Esperanto, an artificial language invented in the 19th century.
The winding stairs in Jerome's apartment have a helical structure, like DNA.
Uma Thurman's character is named Irene Cassini. Cassini is the surname of the 17th century Italian astronomer, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, who discovered the prominent gap in Saturn's main rings, as well as the icy moons, Iapetus, Dione, Rhea, and Tethys. The space mission in Gattaca is destined for Saturn. In 1997, NASA launched the Cassini space probe bound for Saturn. It carried the Huygens space probe, which was dropped into Titan in early 2005, and discovered ground under the clouds.
Jude Law's character asks to be called by his middle name, Eugene. "Eugene" comes from the Greek for "well born," which Jerome is. "Eugenics" (the science of improving the hereditary qualities of a race or breed) is the central theme of the film.
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