Starring Xander Berkeley as

Dr Lamar

in Gattaca

Gattaca Gattaca is a future dystopia in which everyone is strictly controlled according to their genetic profile. Only those with superior genes can fulfill superior roles in society. Vincent Freeman, a genetic misfit, attempts to trick the system in order to acccess the life he is forbidden from having.
Vincent Freeman Ethan Hawke as Vincent Freeman in Gattaca: "I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science." Irene Cassini Uma Thurman as Irene Cassini in Gattaca: " 'Unacceptable likelihood of heart failure.' I think that's what the manual says. The only trip I'll take in space is around the sun on this satellite right here. Jerome Eugene Morrow Jude Law as Jerome Eugene Morrow in Gattaca: "I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body - you lent me your dream."
Movie
Gattaca
Year
1997
Character
Dr Lamar
Actor
Xander Berkeley

Dr. Lamar is the doctor who Vincent regularly has to visit for his DNA security spot-checks. Vincent has to continually pass these tests by trickery – you’ll see in the film how he does that. But there is more to Dr. Lamar than meets the eye. He has picked up on one or two observations about Vincent along the way, which could be dangerous. However, despite his security-cleared position he has a lot of sympathy for Vincent’s dilemma, because he has a son in a similar predicament…

Gattaca – Dr. Lamar Quotes

Prior to launch, Vincent is confronted with an unexpected urine test without one of Jerome’s samples. He is going to get found out for sure:

Vincent: What’s this?

Dr. Lamar: New policy. What’s the matter? Flight got you nervous?

Vincent: Well, there’s a problem Lamar…

Dr. Lamar: I never did tell you about my son, did I? He’s a big fan of yours.

Vincent: Just remember that I was as good as any, and better than most…

Dr. Lamar: He wants to apply here.

Vincent: I could’ve gone up and back and nobody would’ve been the wiser.

Dr. Lamar: Unfortunately, my son’s not all that they promised. But then, who knows what he could do. Right?

[The test reveals Vincent as an invalid]

Dr. Lamar: For future reference, right-handed men don’t hold it with their left. It’s just one of those things.

[Lamar overrides the results with Jerome's valid ID]

Dr. Lamar: You don’t want to miss your flight, Vincent.


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1 Comment

  1. Greg says:

    I’m curious – in this final scene, how does Dr Lamar know Vincent’s real name?

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