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Gattaca ()


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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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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 14 nominations.
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Vincent Freeman
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Irene Cassini
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Director Josef
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Dr. Lamar
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Marie Freeman
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Antonio Freeman
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Delivery Nurse
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Head Nurse
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Preschool Teacher
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Geneticist
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Vincent Freeman - Boy
Vincent Nielson ...
Anton Freeman - Boy
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Vincent Freeman - Teen
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Anton Freeman - Teen
Clarence Graham ...
Personnel Officer
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Caesar
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German
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Jerome Eugene Morrow
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Det. Hugo
Carlton Bembry ...
Gattaca Hoover (as Carlton Benbry)
Grace Sullivan ...
Sequencing Customer
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Sequencing Technician
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Cavendish
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Anton Freeman
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Gattaca Trainer
Ryan Dorin ...
Twelve-Fingered Pianist
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Cop on the Beat
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Gattaca Detective
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Beaten Detective
Steve Bessen ...
Blood Test Detective
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Mission Commander (as Lindsey Lee Ginter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon Ladd Burkey ...
Janitor #2
Chad Baker ...
Sequencing Tech (uncredited)
Randi Cole ...
Gattican Citizen (uncredited)
Dan Griffin ...
Classmate (uncredited)
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Anatomy Teacher (uncredited)
David LeBell ...
Invalid (uncredited)
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Gattacan Citizen (uncredited)

Directed by

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Andrew Niccol

Written by

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Andrew Niccol ... (written by)

Produced by

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Danny DeVito ... producer
Georgia Kacandes ... associate producer
Joshua Levinson ... associate producer
Gail Lyon ... co-producer
Michael Shamberg ... producer
Stacey Sher ... producer

Music by

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Michael Nyman

Cinematography by

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Slawomir Idziak ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Lisa Zeno Churgin

Editorial Department

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Phillip J. Bartell ... apprentice editor
Helen Hand ... second assistant editor
Mo Henry ... negative cutter
Bob Putynkowski ... color timer
Michael Riley ... editor: end montage
John Spence ... first assistant editor
Angela Barton ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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Jan Roelfs

Art Direction by

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Sarah Knowles

Set Decoration by

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Nancy Nye

Costume Design by

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Colleen Atwood

Makeup Department

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Bette Iverson ... key hair stylist (as Bette L. Iverson)
Ve Neill ... makeup supervisor
Brian Penikas ... prosthetic makeup artist
Jill Rockow ... makeup artist
Alicia M. Tripi ... department head hair stylist: second unit
Toni-Ann Walker ... hair stylist
Lizbeth Williamson ... makeup artist: Ms. Thurman
Shawn Finch ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Bradley Cramp ... production supervisor
Georgia Kacandes ... unit production manager
Tim Swan ... production supervisor (as Tim Leary Swan) / unit manager
Lisa Yesko ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Otie Brown ... second assistant director
Michael Greenwood ... second second assistant director
Daniel Silverberg ... second assistant director
John R. Woodward ... first assistant director
Jason Roberts ... second second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Stephen Alesch ... set designer (as Stephen T. Alesch)
Tom Callinicos ... set dresser
R. Scott Doran ... lead man
Don Elliott ... swing gang
Emily Ferry ... property master (as Emily Katherine Ferry)
Otniel Gonzalez ... assistant property master
Marc Meisels ... key set dressing fixtures
Jim Ondrejko ... construction coordinator (as James Ondrejko)
Joy Taylor ... assistant property master
Randall D. Wilkins ... set designer (as Randall Wilkins)
Todd Bennett ... plasterer (uncredited)
Chris Buchinsky ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Burpo ... illustrator (uncredited) / storyboard artist (uncredited)
Daragh Byrne ... carpenter (uncredited)
Donna Cihak ... set dresser (uncredited)
Shannon Curfman ... on-set dresser: reshoots (uncredited)
Donald Goodman ... drapery (uncredited)
Malaki Keller ... prop maker (uncredited)
Glen Kennedy ... on set dresser (uncredited)
Natalie Richards ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Victor M. Shannon ... plasterer (uncredited)
Louis Zamora ... labor foreman (uncredited)
Neal W. Zoromski ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Noah Blough ... dialogue editor
Catherine Calleson ... assistant sound editor
Lawrence L. Commans ... boom operator
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Cynthia Haagens ... assistant sound editor
Dick Hansen ... cable person
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer
Richard King ... supervising sound editor
Cliff Latimer ... adr supervisor
Paul Massey ... re-recording mixer
James Matheny ... dialogue editor (as Jim Matheny)
Jeffrey R. Payne ... foley editor (as Jeff Payne)
Steven Ticknor ... sound effects editor (as Steve Ticknor)
Scott A. Tinsley ... foley editor (as Scot Tinsley)
Stephan von Hase ... production sound mixer (as Stephan von Hase-Mihalik)
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Howard London ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Philip Bartko ... special effects foreman
Carole Cowley ... special effects associate producer
Gary D'Amico ... special effects coordinator
Tony Bohorquez ... model maker (uncredited)
Ian O'Connor ... miniature pyrotechnics supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Daniele Colajacomo ... visual effects supervisor: 3DSite
Carole Cowley ... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite
Ken Dackermann ... digital compositor
Steve Dellerson ... visual effects coordinator
Scott Dougherty ... digital effects producer: Cinesite
Joe Dubs ... digital paint supervisor
Gil Gagnon ... digital effects
Dan Levitan ... compositor
Mario Peixoto ... digital effects
Jerry Pooler ... digital effects / visual effects supervisor
Janek Sirrs ... visual effects
Chris Watts ... visual effects supervisor
Matti Asgarian ... digital effects production assistant (uncredited)
Cheryl Bainum ... computer graphics/design producer: Buzz F/X (uncredited)
Travis Baumann ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Deak Ferrand ... digital artist/designer: Buzz F/X (uncredited)
Shannon Blake Gans ... visual effects executive producer: Hunter/Gratzner Industries Inc. (uncredited)
Bill Gilman ... digital compositor (uncredited) (Cinesite Hollywood)
Anne Putnam Kolbe ... visual effects producer: post production (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares ... tape operator: Cinesite Hollywood (uncredited)
Mark Alan Loso ... compositor (uncredited)
Mindy Minkow ... optical camera operator (uncredited)
Scott Pourroy ... miniature effects producer (uncredited)
James Waterhouse ... effects production assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Cassidy ... stunt coordinator (as Mike Cassidy)
Tyson Dexter ... stunt double
Norman Howell ... stunt coordinator
Mike Smith ... stunts
Scott Hubbell ... stunts (uncredited) / water safety (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jonathan Brown ... camera operator (as Jonathan W. Brown)
John T. Connor ... first assistant camera
Michael J. Hogan ... video assist operator
Robert Jason ... chief lighting technician
Michael M. Krevitt ... key grip
Michael A. Mendez ... grip
Darren Michaels ... still photographer
David Morton ... rigging gaffer
Matthew Nelson ... second assistant camera
Evan A. Nesbitt ... first assistant camera: VistaVision camera
Rod Robertson ... assistant chief lighting technician
Jeff Smith ... dolly grip (as Jeffrey S. Smith)
Thomas D. Wazney ... best boy grip (as Thomas Wazney)
Brennan Price ... rigging gaffer: L.A. (uncredited)
Larissa Supplitt ... assistant camera: additional photography (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Beau Bonneau ... extras casting
Brennan Dufresne ... casting assistant
Kathryn Eisenstein ... casting associate
Terri Douglas ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jennifer Lax ... key costumer (as Jenny Lax)
Robert Q. Mathews ... costume supervisor
Ellen Allan ... costume manufacturing foreperson (uncredited)
Barry Kellogg ... costumer (uncredited)
Valerie Laven-Cooper ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Robert Earl Craft ... location manager (as Robert E. Craft)
Ilt Jones ... assistant location manager
Sara Burton ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bunny Andrews ... music editor
Dondi Bastone ... music consultant
Cynthia Biamon ... music coordinator
David Robbins ... additional music arranger / additional music producer
David Campbell ... arranger, orchestrator, conductor (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)
Michael Nyman ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Joshua Hancock ... picture car coordinator
David Jernigan ... transportation co-captain (as David T. Jernigan)
James C. Taylor ... transportation captain (as James Taylor)
Kelly Aldrich ... driver: construction department (uncredited)

Other crew

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Pamela Abdy ... assistant: Mr. Devito
Edward Allen ... first assistant accountant
Alex Barnoya ... medic
Melody Beam ... production assistant: reshoots
Mark Beer ... paraplegic advisor
Wes Clark ... assistant: Mr. Shamberg
Roger James Ferrin ... production assistant (as Roger Ferrin)
Lizzie Friedman ... assistant: Ms. Sher
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret ... script supervisor
Nicholas Grace ... assistant: Mr. Shamberg
Stephanie Higgins Frey ... production assistant (as Stephanie Higgins)
Girish Johar ... marketing & distribution
Shari LaFranchi Blakney ... production coordinator (as Shari LaFranchi)
Kevin G. McGuire ... paraplegic advisor
Patrick Noonan ... production assistant
John Wayne Randolph ... craft service
Michael Riley ... title designer: main titles
Joe Angel Rodriguez ... assistant: Mr. Niccol
Kathleen Roll ... production assistant
Maurice Schwartzman ... choreographer
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
Emma Tillinger Koskoff ... assistant: Ms. Thurman (as Emma Tillinger)
Elizabeth Tompkins ... production accountant (as Elizabeth K. Tompkins)
Daniel Vellucci ... columbia executive
Mario West ... production assistant
Vanna Bonta ... additional voices (uncredited)
Kyle Cooper ... title designer (uncredited)
Tom Elkins ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Kuczaj ... creative executor (uncredited)
Audra Levi ... production assistant (uncredited)
Anne Lockhart ... adr voice match (uncredited)
Robert McDonald ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Stacy Weinstein ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines The Prisoner. His Cell. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Eighth Day (United States)
  • Bienvenue à Gattaca (France)
  • Gataka (Lithuania)
  • Gataka (Serbia)
  • Gattaca - szok przyszlosci (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $36,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,320,202, 26 Oct 1997
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,600,000, 22 Mar 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Gattaca was first released, as part of a marketing campaign there were adverts for people to call up and have their children genetically engineered. Thousands of people called, wanting to have their offspring genetically engineered. See more »
Goofs When Vincent is confessing to Irene, he tells her he doesn't have 20 or 30 years, his heart is already 10,000 beats overdue. In an average male this would only be about 2 1/2 hours, not several years as the story suggests. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
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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. See more »
Quotes Vincent: You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back.
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