Gattaca

Gattaca (1997)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Ethan Hawke is picking out a suit and shoes, you see a distinct hand on the left side of the closet holding up what must be a false wall. (00:33:25)

Continuity mistake: When Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman are escaping form the party, the sleeve of Ethan's suit is ripped under the armpits when he hits the cop but in a few seconds you see his sleeve completely fixed. (01:11:40)

Revealing mistake: When Jude Law needs to pull himself up the flight of stairs to reach the intercom, you can see him use his hips, despite the fact that he is paralyzed from the waist down.

Factual error: When Vincent and Jerome are at the Gattaca building at night, they watch a rocket launch. The exhaust from a such a rocket would have lit the area around them or at least the nearby mountains bright as day.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Anton and Vincent are swimming in the ocean, the state of the sea when near the beach doesn't fit with how it is when they're further offshore.

Jacob La Cour

Jerome: We have to get drunk immediately.

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Trivia: One of the biggest themes in this film is DNA and how it can be used (and misused) to give information about people. It's interesting that the name 'Gattaca' is spelled using only the letters which stand for the four nucleotide bases which comprise DNA: guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine. The word GATTACA looks like a short sequence of DNA.

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Question: In the scene where Vincent is just about to launch, the doctor testing him mentions his son. My brother seems to think that the doctor knows Vincent is not who he pretends to be because he is Jerome Morrow's father. Is there any evidence for this?

Answer: None whatsoever. The doctor seems to have worked out that Vincent is not who he seems to be from simple observational evidence. It's because of his son that he feels sympathy for Vincent and hasn't revealed that he's tricking the system.

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