1997 Certificate: 15


Born with a heart condition, a genetically inferior man (Ethan Hawke) knows that his dreams of travelling into space will never be realised... until he forms a plan to assume the genetic identity of a former athlete (Jude Law) and beat the biological rules. However, a murder throws his plans into confusion. Writer-director Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, Lord Of War) made his debut with this superior hybrid of sci-fi fantasy and hard-boiled thriller. Incidentally, the title is composed of letters used for the proteins in the human DNA code.


  • Andrew Niccol


  • Ethan Hawke

  • Uma Thurman

  • Jude Law

  • Loren Dean

  • Gore Vidal

  • Alan Arkin