|Who is it?||Actor|
|Directed by||Andrew Niccol|
|Produced by||Danny DeVito Michael Shamberg Stacey Sher Gail Lyon|
|Written by||Andrew Niccol|
|Starring||Ethan Hawke Uma Thurman Alan Arkin Jude Law Loren Dean Ernest Borgnine|
|Music by||Michael Nyman|
|Edited by||Lisa Zeno Churgin|
|Production company||Jersey Films|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date||October 24, 1997 (1997-10-24)|
|Running time||106 minutes|
|Box office||$12.5 million|
|Released||October 21, 1997 (1997-10-21)|
|Genre||Contemporary classical music, film scores, minimalism|
|Label||Virgin Records America|
Gattaca was released on DVD on July 1, 1998, and was also released on Superbit DVD. Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray versions were released on March 11, 2008. Both editions contain a deleted scene featuring historical figures like Einstein, Lincoln, etc., who according to the texts are supposedly genetically deficient.
In 2004, bioethicist James Hughes criticized the premise and influence of the film Gattaca, arguing that:
On October 30, 2009, Variety reported that Sony Pictures was developing a television adaptation of the feature film as a one-hour police procedural set in the Future. The show was to be written by Gil Grant, who has written for 24 and NCIS.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul used near-verbatim portions of the plot summary from the English Wikipedia entry on Gattaca in a speech at Liberty University on October 28, 2013 in support of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's campaign for Governor of Virginia. Paul accused pro-choice politicians of advocating eugenics in a manner similar to the events in Gattaca.
Vincent repeatedly evades the grasp of the investigation. Finally, it is revealed that Gattaca's mission Director was the killer, with the administrator’s threats to cancel the mission as motive. Vincent learns the identity of the detective who closed the case, his brother Anton, who in turn has become aware of Vincent's presence. The brothers meet, and Anton warns Vincent that what he is doing is illegal, but Vincent asserts that he has gotten to this position on his own merits. Anton challenges Vincent to one more game of chicken. As the two swim out in the dead of night, Anton expresses surprise at Vincent's stamina, so Vincent reveals that his strategy for winning was not to save Energy for the swim back. Anton turns back and begins to drown, but Vincent rescues him and swims them both back to shore using celestial navigation.