Plot: In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of the underclass of humans that are only useful for menial jobs. To move ahead, he assumes the identity of Jerome Morrow, a perfect genetic specimen who is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident. With professional advice, Vincent learns to deceive DNA and urine sample testing. Just when he is finally scheduled for a space mission, his program director is killed and the police begin an investigation, jeopardizing his secret.

Rating: PG-13 for brief violent images, language, and some sexuality

Directed By: Andrew Niccol

Written By: Andrew Niccol

Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Jersey Films

In Theaters: October 24, 1997

Box Office: $12,339,633 (USA)

Budget: $36,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime:1 hr. 46 mins.

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Vincent Freeman – Ethan Hawke
Irene Cassini – Uma Thurman
Director Josef – Gore Vidal
Dr. Lamar – Xander Berkeley
Marie Freeman – Jayne Brook
Antonio Freeman – Elias Koteas
Delivery Nurse – Maya Rudolph
Head Nurse – Una Damon
Preschool Teacher – Elizabeth Dennehy
Geneticist – Blair Underwood

Vincent Freeman – Boy – Mason Gamble
Anton Freeman – Boy – Vincent Nielson
Vincent Freeman – Teen – Chad Christ
Anton Freeman – Teen – William Lee Scott
Personnel Officer – Clarence Graham
Caesar – Ernest Borgnine
German – Tony Shalhoub
Jerome Eugene Morrow – Jude Law
Det. Hugo – Alan Arkin
Gattaca Hoover – Carlton Benbry