Ethan Hawke
Director: Andrew Niccol Cast: Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
, Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
, Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
Andrew Niccol

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New Zealand screenwriter Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show) made his feature directorial debut with this science fiction drama, set in a future when one's life is determined by genetic engineering rather than education or experience. The wealthy can choose the genetic makeup of their descendants. People are designed to fit into whatever role is decided before birth. But what happens when someone desires another way of life? Citizens in this impersonal future-world are fashioned as perfect specimens, so those in the natural-born minority are viewed as inferior to the pre-planned perfect specimens (aka "Valids") who dominate. One of the natural-borns (aka "In-Valids"), Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), has several defects (poor vision, emotional problems, and short 30-year life expectancy), but he also develops a different outlook on his pre-ordained fate. He yearns to break free from society's constraints, and he dreams of a journey into space as a Gattaca Corp. navigator. To accomplish his goal, he enlists the aid of DNA broker German (Tony Shalhoub) and makes contact with Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), who was paralyzed in an accident and is willing to sell his superior genetic materials. Vincent assumes Jerome's identity and is scheduled for a flying mission. However, a week before his flight, a Gattaca mission director is murdered, and all members of the program are the suspects. Meanwhile, he develops a romantic interest in a beautiful Valid, Irene (Uma Thurman), prevented from going into space because of her heart defect. Tracked by a relentless investigator who is methodically jigsawing all the pieces together, Jerome finds his aspirations dissolving into stardust.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2021
UPC: 0043396575011
Original Release: 1997
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Format: Blu-ray
Sales rank: 6,780

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ethan Hawke Vincent Freeman
Uma Thurman Irene
Alan Arkin Detective Hugo
Jude Law Jerome Morrow
Loren Dean Anton
Xander Berkeley Dr. Lamar
Gore Vidal Director Joseph
Jayne Brook Marie
Elias Koteas Antonio
Chad Christ Young Vincent
William Lee Scott Young Anton
Tony Shalhoub German
Ernest Borgnine Caesar
Gabrielle Reece Gattaca Trainer
Blair Underwood Geneticist
Michael Nyman Conductor

Technical Credits
Andrew Niccol Director,Screenwriter
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisa Churgin Editor
Gary P. D'Amico Special Effects
Danny DeVito Producer
Slawomir Idziak Cinematographer
Sarah Knowles Art Director
Joshua Levinson Associate Producer
Gail Lyon Co-producer
Francine Maisler Casting
Stephan Vonhase Mihalik Sound/Sound Designer
Nancy Nye Set Decoration/Design
Michael Nyman Score Composer
Jan Roelfs Production Designer
Michael Shamberg Producer
Stacey Sher Producer
John R. Woodward Asst. Director

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