Gattaca

Gattaca (1997)

7 mistakes

(11 votes)

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

Continuity mistake: Irene's hair changes in the first scene. When arriving at Gattaca, it's a side part low hairstyle. When she's at her workstation, it's pulled straight back into a high bun. A few minutes later, when she's speaking with Vincent as they watch a rocket launch through the skylight, it's back to the initial style, a low French twist. (00:04:39 - 00:05:30)

Continuity mistake: Irene's hair changes in her final scene. She's wearing a tighter doughnut-shaped bun at Gattaca, when she's picked up by Anton to visit Jerome's home. When they reach the house, her hair is done quite differently, in a much larger and looser bun. (01:18:11 - 01:25:19)

Vincent: 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.

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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: How exactly does the device that Vincent uses on his legs to make him taller work?

Answer: The leg bones are fractured completely across, at a location between the rings of the device. Thereafter, while the bones are knitting back together, the device is periodically adjusted to drag the bones away from each other a fraction of an inch. The bones continue to grow toward each other to close the gap, gradually lengthening. It is an astoundingly painful way to add height.

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