Top 9 Gattaca Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Gattaca facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Gattaca film message.

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.

Gattaca Trivia

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  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.

Gattaca 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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Gattaca. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

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