History Film / Gattaca

9th Oct '17 3:03:23 AM Fireblood
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* ChekhovsGunman: Vincent's brother [[spoiler:the cop]] and Director Josef [[spoiler:Who killed the Mission Director.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Vincent's brother [[spoiler:the cop]] cop]], and Director Josef [[spoiler:Who Josef, [[spoiler:who killed the Mission Director.]]



* FutureSlang: Derisive terms for non-engineered people abound were "Utero", "Faithbirth", "Godchild", "In-Valid", etc, while engineered folk were given complimentary nicknames such as "Vitro", "Valid" or "''Made''-Man".

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* FutureSlang: Derisive terms for non-engineered people abound were like "Utero", "Faithbirth", "Godchild", "In-Valid", etc, while engineered folk were are given complimentary nicknames such as "Vitro", "Valid" or "''Made''-Man".



* SymbolicBaptism: The protagonist competes routinely with his genetically superior younger brother in swimming races out to the furthest possible point. A pivotal moment in his childhood and resolving to lie about his genetic status comes when he finally wins a race against his brother, proving that he could do anything he set his mind too, genetics be damned. When the stunt is repeated late in life and he once again triumphs, he reveals his secrete to success with his brother [[spoiler: He never planned to make the return trip and was determined to swim out as far as he could, return trip be damned. He was counting on his brother calculating for the return trip.]]

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* SymbolicBaptism: The protagonist competes routinely with his genetically superior younger brother in swimming races out to the furthest possible point. A pivotal moment in his childhood and resolving to lie about his genetic status comes when he finally wins a race against his brother, proving that he could do anything he set his mind too, genetics be damned. When the stunt is repeated late in life and he once again triumphs, he reveals his secrete to success with his brother [[spoiler: He he never planned to make the return trip and was determined to swim out as far as he could, return trip be damned. He was counting on his brother calculating for the return trip.]]
19th Sep '17 1:26:08 PM DrSleep
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* TheReveal:
** The young detective is really [[spoiler: Vincent's brother, Anton.]]
** Lamar, the person that runs background checks, [[spoiler:actually knew Vincent was an In-Valid the whole time and didn't rat him out because he inspired his son, who was genetically selected but "not all that they promised"]].



* TheReveal:
** The young detective is really [[spoiler: Vincent's brother, Anton.]]
** Lamar, the person that runs background checks, [[spoiler:actually knew Vincent was an In-Valid the whole time and didn't rat him out because he inspired his son, who was genetically selected but "not all that they promised"]].

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* TheReveal:
**
SymbolicBaptism: The young detective is really [[spoiler: Vincent's brother, Anton.]]
** Lamar, the person that runs background checks, [[spoiler:actually knew Vincent was an In-Valid the whole time and didn't rat him out because he inspired
protagonist competes routinely with his son, who was genetically selected but "not all superior younger brother in swimming races out to the furthest possible point. A pivotal moment in his childhood and resolving to lie about his genetic status comes when he finally wins a race against his brother, proving that they promised"]].he could do anything he set his mind too, genetics be damned. When the stunt is repeated late in life and he once again triumphs, he reveals his secrete to success with his brother [[spoiler: He never planned to make the return trip and was determined to swim out as far as he could, return trip be damned. He was counting on his brother calculating for the return trip.]]
11th Sep '17 11:25:47 AM eroock
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* SpareBodyParts: A pianist with twelve fingers is mentioned, who plays music you ''need'' extra digits to perform.
9th Jul '17 10:44:18 PM mirisu92
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** Then again, in reality, research enabling regular space travel appears to have stalled as well, at least in the public perception, but certainly it's stalled more than genetic research (which itself, of course, hasn't resulted in DesignerBabies just yet). It appears RealLife inverted the matter of which research fields would progress faster over others.
9th Jul '17 9:50:22 AM lorgskyegon
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** The year can be narrowed down by the dates listed on the urine specimens. Vincent mentions that he is using Wednesday's sample, marked as 4/21. The close years in which this date falls on a Wednesday are 1999, 2004, 2010, 2021, and 2027.
16th May '17 7:05:02 PM nombretomado
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However, a week before Vincent is scheduled to leave Earth on a mission to Saturn's moon Titan, the Mission Director is murdered in his office and one of Vincent's In-Valid eyelashes is found on the scene. He must now avoid being discovered despite intense police scrutiny and his progressing relationship with his LoveInterest Irene Cassini (UmaThurman).

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However, a week before Vincent is scheduled to leave Earth on a mission to Saturn's moon Titan, the Mission Director is murdered in his office and one of Vincent's In-Valid eyelashes is found on the scene. He must now avoid being discovered despite intense police scrutiny and his progressing relationship with his LoveInterest Irene Cassini (UmaThurman).
(Creator/UmaThurman).
4th Mar '17 11:24:33 PM jormis29
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* FailedASpotCheck: Whenever they check Jerome's blood, his name and photo show up on a computer screen with the word "VALID". That said, the guy giving the sample is ''Vincent'', who looks nothing like Jerome. Vincent himself brings this up the moment he meets Jerome; the forger explains that photo ID is so outdated Vincent could use the forger's photo (played by Tony Shalhoub) and people wouldn't notice. People have grown so complacent in depending on the DNA checks that they commit the first-week-of-basic-training mistake of not comparing the ID to the ID holder.

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* FailedASpotCheck: Whenever they check Jerome's blood, his name and photo show up on a computer screen with the word "VALID". That said, the guy giving the sample is ''Vincent'', who looks nothing like Jerome. Vincent himself brings this up the moment he meets Jerome; the forger explains that photo ID is so outdated Vincent could use the forger's photo (played by Tony Shalhoub) Creator/TonyShalhoub) and people wouldn't notice. People have grown so complacent in depending on the DNA checks that they commit the first-week-of-basic-training mistake of not comparing the ID to the ID holder.
1st Feb '17 7:46:49 AM Psyclone
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* BurningTheShips: Invoked: Vincent, training to become an astronaut, swims across a channel with no visibility. [[SiblingRivalry When Anton does so with him]], he panics in the middle as he sees no way back. Vincent tells him that's how he got to where he is in life: by never considering a way back.

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* BurningTheShips: Invoked: Vincent, training to become an astronaut, swims across a channel with no visibility. [[SiblingRivalry When Anton does so with him]], he panics in the middle as he sees no way back. they were kids, Vincent tells and Anton would play a game of "chicken" where they would swim out to sea as far as possible with the loser being the one who turns s back first. Anton would always win until Vincent beat him that's by deliberately not saving energy for the swim back, mirroring how he Vincent got to where he is in life: by never considering a way back.
6th Dec '16 12:47:02 AM JustTroper
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* ExtraDigits: The protagonist and his girlfriend at one point see a concert by a twelve-fingered pianist.
10th Sep '16 11:26:02 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Gattaca''''' is a 1997 ScienceFiction film which presents a society driven by genetic engineering.

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'''''Gattaca''''' ''Gattaca'' is a 1997 ScienceFiction film by Andrew Niccol which presents a society driven by genetic engineering.
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