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What is the movie where in a dystopian world, a man with a heart problem swaps lives with someone in a wheelchair?

It's set in a place where only people with perfect genetics are allowed good jobs and education. This man with a heart defect wants to be an astronaut and swaps lives with a man with otherwise perfect genetics, but was injured and is in a wheelchair. The first guy finds a woman and eventually the authorities are suspicious and catch up to him. However, he still goes to space. And they drive avant-garde 60's cars.
asked Nov 29, 2012 in Name That Movie by BuickLimited58 (1 point)

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This movie is Gattaca (1997) with Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law (Who plays the guy in the wheelchair).
answered Nov 30, 2012 by congo_bill (766 points)
I agree, this sounds like "Gattaca".