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: There's no gene for fate.
: We shed 500 million cells a day.
: He had everything except desire.
: You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back.
: I was never more certain of how far away I was from my goal than when I was standing right beside it.
: They used to say that a child conceived in love has a greater chance of happiness. They don't say that anymore.
] I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science.
: There's more vodka in this piss than there is piss.
] For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I'm suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I'm not leaving... maybe I'm going home.
: Jerome, never shy, pisses on command. Beautiful piece of equipment you've got there, Jerome. I ever told you that? Vincent
: Only every time I'm in here. Dr. Lamar
: Occupational hazard. I see a great many on the course of any given day. Yours just happens to be an exceptional example. Don't know why my folks didn't order one like that for me.
: Is the only way you can succeed is to see me fail?
: Blood has no nationality
: What's this? Dr. Lamar
: New policy, what's the matter? Flight got you nervous. Vincent
: Nope, there's a problem Lamar... Dr. Lamar
: ...I still haven't told you about my son, have I? He's a big fan of yours... Vincent
: Just remember. I was as good as any, and better than most... Dr. Lamar
: ...He wants to apply here... Vincent
: ...I could've gone up and back and nobody would've been the wiser... Dr. Lamar
: ...unfortunately my son's not all that they promised. But then again, who knows what he could do.
[test reveals Vincent as invalid
] Dr. Lamar
: For future reference, right-handed men don't hold it with their left. Just one of those things.
[Lamar hits button revealing Jerome's valid i.d
: [Vincent stares into Lamar's eyes, hesitating
] Dr. Lamar
: You're gonna miss your flight, Vincent.
: No, there's truly nothing remarkable about the progress of Jerome Morrow... Vincent
: Except that I am *not* Jerome Morrow.
: I can't go anywhere without seeing my own face. They'll recognize me. Jerome
: They won't recognize you. Vincent
: They'll recognize me. Jerome
: I don't recognize you.
: It's funny, you work so hard, you do everything you can to get away from a place, and when you finally get your chance to leave, you find a reason to stay.
: A year is a long time. Irene
: Not so long. Just once around the sun.
[Vincent is applying for employment at Gattaca. He has supplied a urine sample for analysis. When Dr. Lamar puts the sample into a genetic analyzer, the machine identifies it as "VALID", "MORROW, JEROME", "011010100-09564"
] Dr. Lamar
: Congratulations. Vincent
: Well, what about the interview? Dr. Lamar
: That was it.
: They think I killed the mission director. Jerome
: What makes you think that? Vincent
: They found my eye lash. Jerome
: Where? Vincent
: In the corridor. Jerome
: Ah well it could be worse. They could have found it in your eye.
: I'll never understand what possessed my mother to put her faith in God's hands, rather than her local geneticist.
[During his transformation into "Jerome"
: There's still the matter of your height. Vincent
: How tall are you? Jerome
: 4'6" Vincent
: I meant before your accident.
: How the hell did you get up here? Jerome
: Oh, I could always walk... I've been faking it.
: Don't clean the glass too well. Vincent
: Why's that? Caesar
: You might get ideas.
] 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 committee approved the mission? There's been talk of delay. Director Josef
: You shouldn't listen to talk. You leave in a week. You've got a substance test.
: I'm sorry, the wind caught it...
[Vincent is looking at the 12-fingered pianist
: You didn't know? Vincent
: Oh, I knew. Irene
: It's amazing, isn't it? Vincent
: Twelve fingers or one, it's how you play Irene
: That piece can only be played with twelve.
: You go up next week. Please tell me you're the least bit excited. Vincent
: I'll tell you at the end of the week
: How many launches are there each day, Vincent? A dozen? Vincent
: Sometimes more. Irene
: You're the only one that watches all of them. If you're going to pretend like you don't care, don't look up.
: You serious about this? I hope you're not wasting my time. Vincent
: No, I... I'd give 100 percent. German
: That'll get you half way there.
: Vincent! How are you doing this Vincent? How have you done any of this? We have to go back. Vincent
: It's too late for that. We're closer to the other side. Anton Freeman
: What other side? You wanna drown us both? Vincent
: You wanna know how I did it? This is how I did it Anton. I never saved anything for the swim back.
: [after Vincent's genetic test
] What about the interview? Dr. Lamar
: That was it.
[Irene has discovered Vincent's secret
: I don't even know who you are. Vincent
: I'm the same person I was yesterday. Irene
: I can't hear any more of your lies Jerome... Vincent
: My name is Vincent, all right? Vincent Anton Freeman, and I'm a "faith birth" or a "de-gene-erate", whatever you want to call it; but I am NOT a murderer! Vincent
: You're a "God-child"? Vincent
: [takes Irene's hand and places over his heart
] But we do have one thing in common, only I don't have twenty or thirty years left in mine. Mine is already ten thousand beats overdue. Irene
: It's not possible. Vincent
: You are the authority on what is not possible, aren't you Irene? They've got you looking for any flaw, that after a while that's all you see. For what it's worth, I'm here to tell you that it is possible. It is possible.
[Anton confronts Vincent at Gattaca Aerospace
: What are you doing here, Anton? Anton Freeman
: I should ask *you* that question. I have a right to be here. You don't. Vincent
: Heh! You almost sound as if you believe that. I committed no murder. You must be disappointed. Anton Freeman
: You've committed *fraud*. Listen, you're in a lot of trouble, Vincent. I can get you out of here... Vincent
: Do you have any idea what it took to get IN here?
[Scene of a beach at sunset
] I was conceived in the Riviera.
[Camera pans down to reveal Vincent's parents beginning to make love in the back of a Buick Riviera parked by the beach
: Not the French Riviera, the Detroit variety.
: I have this crazy idea you're more interested in the murder case than me. Vincent
: You're right. That's crazy.
: I don't know how to thank you. Jerome
: No, no. I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body. You lent me your dream.
: Don't eat that, it's Pluto.