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challenging one another to games of 'chicken' - a contest to find out who can swim furthest floundering. Usually his enhanced brother beats him, but one time it was different. Young inVincent saves Anton from drowning, and this sets the stage for a future encounter. Swimmiwater become well-used motifs in this excellent film.But Vincent has a dream, a dream of space, yet this avenue of life is exclusively off-limits to— when he gets a job at the GATTACA space corporation, he becomes a janitor.
"No matter how much I trained or how much I studied, the best test score in the world wasn't gonna matter unless it had the blood test to go with it. I made up my mind to resort to more extreme measures."But Vincent is not content with such a lifthe shadow of the valids. He arranges ameeting with a doctor who specializes inchange, to change him into a Valid. Theprovide the genetic material for Vincent extremely healthy person, with all the cogenes, and an IQ to match — in other wperfect person — except for the fact thatincident which left him disabled from thedown. This man is Jerome Eugene Mor(Interestingly enough, the word "Eugenefrom the Greek word which means "wellEugenics, the science of improving the hqualities of a race or breed, is the centrathe film). Jerome Morrow was an athleticyet despite his excellent genetics, he failthe Olympic gold medal.He then was crippled by a car accident, and from then on, suffered from depression alleviaheavy drinking. It is this habit which forces him to allow his identity to be used, so that he cohis alcoholism.Together they form a form of symbiosis, Vincent (in lieu of Jerome) works at GATTACA in puhis dream to travel to the stars, paying for Jerome's style of life. Jerome stays at home and pthe bodily fluids and other genetic material to keep up the guise, and they perform a daily acfooling the numerous genetic checks in the world. However a murder occurs at the GATTACand Vincent accidentally leaves a bit of his own genetic material near the crime scene. Thisjumped upon by the police, called "Hoovers" or "J. Edgars" (After J. Edgar Hoover, directorFBI, no doubt, yet also after the vacuum cleaner brand), as they comb the scene for clues, suspect that this Invalid (Vincent) was the killer. Their only hope: to evade the police until thlaunch to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, which then Vincent will be safe, at least, until he retfrom the long space voyage.
Yet it is not easy to run or hide from the eyes of the law of this pseudofascist world, especiait is your own cells that betray you. For example, every time he works at his desk Vincent/Je