Top 9 Gattaca Movie Details

While searching the internet for Gattaca movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Gattaca (1997) - As Vincent and Irene leave the party, Vincent rolls his sleeve over his fist to prevent his DNA from spreading to the guard.

In the movie Gattaca, the character German attests to Jerome Morrows superior genetics stating : "You Could Go Anywhere with This Guy's Helix Tucked Under Your Arm". Jerome (disabled from the waist down) later has to climb a helix shaped staircase using only his arms.
In the movie Gattaca, the character German attests to Jerome Morrows superior genetics stating : "You Could Go Anywhere with This Guy's Helix Tucked Under Your Arm". Jerome (disabled from the waist down) later has to climb a helix shaped staircase using only his arms.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Gattaca details are suitable for kids.

  1. In both the opening and the closing credits all instances of the letters A, C, G, and T (representing the four nucleotides of DNA) are emphasized.

  2. The name is derived from the four bases of DNA - Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine and Guanine. Also, the name Eugene was carefully selected as it features 'gene' (a short section of DNA) in the name.

Hidden Details

1 - The Dr, tells Ethan Hawke's character that he has a "beautiful piece of equipment" during his urine test. Later the Dr. eludes that he knew he was pretending to be Jerome the whole time. So he wasn't complimenting his penis, but the mechanism he uses to give a fake urine sample.
The Dr, tells Ethan Hawke's character that he has a "beautiful piece of equipment" during his urine test. Later the Dr. eludes that he knew he was pretending to be Jerome the whole time. So he wasn't complimenting his penis, but the mechanism he uses to give a fake urine sample.

Jerome, a former star athlete born via in-vitro genetic selection, asks Vincent to call him by his middle name "Eugene," which literally translates to "well-born."

1 - When Anton takes a sample from Jerome you can see scars from the repeated genetic testing.
When Anton takes a sample from Jerome you can see scars from the repeated genetic testing.
1 - Jerome has visible injection scars, from routinely drawing blood that allows Vincent to biologically disguise himself as Jerome, the central conflict of the movie.
Jerome has visible injection scars, from routinely drawing blood that allows Vincent to biologically disguise himself as Jerome, the central conflict of the movie.
Gattaca poster
Gattaca poster

Gattaca Plot: A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Gattaca, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Gattaca and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Andrew Niccol
Main Actors Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Gore Vidal, Xander Berkeley
IMDB score 7.8