Director: Andrew Niccol Run Time: 112 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG 13 Release Year: 1997
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal, Alan Arkin
Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically inferior “in-valid.” He decides to fight his fate by purchasing the genes of Jerome Morrow (Jude Law), a laboratory-engineered “valid.” He assumes Jerome’s DNA identity and joins the Gattaca space program, where he falls in love with Irene (Uma Thurman). An investigation into the death of a Gattaca officer (Gore Vidal) complicates Vincent’s plans.