Biometrics movies up to 1989

back next

Fingerprints don't lie (1951)

The fingerprints that are the main evidence against the man turn out to be faked. In the end, we find that the police commissioner was the one who had the motive and the know-how to kill the mayor and fake the prints.
Imaging the fingerprints on the phone, the deadly weapon...
Fingerprint collection of Moody, a suspect.
And immediatly matching the fingerprints (better than all those serials, without computer :)

The Mad Magician (1954)

Fingerprint identification.
BTW, the two fingerprints are *exactly* the same :)
And later, an identification, with new fingerprints... again the same image, easy to perform the match :) And the police boss is saying that with that kind of evidence, the jury will laugh, the system is too new.
The lieutenant is taking Gallico fingerprints.

Fantomas (1964)

Fantomas is used to create gloves made of fake skin with fingerprints from impersonated persons. Not really biometrics as there is no automated recognition, but well, worth to note it.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: L'odyssée de l'espace

Dave's voice recognition

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) (James Bond)
Les diamants sont éternels

Tiffany Case reveals the latent print on the glass...
...shoots a photograph...
...develops the polaroid...
... and matches the fingerprints, verifying that Bond is Peter Franks.
Note that the two images are exactly the same, which is just impossible to make! But well, so everyone is able to match the two fingerprints. Nice scar :)
But Q supplied Bond with a fake fingerprint.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Rencontres du troisième type

Access control to the Goldstone Radio Telescope Station 14: Identimat 2000 hand recognition.

Inspecteur La Bavure (1980) Inspector Blunder

Morzini fingerprint identification at the police department.

Blade Runner (1982)

Deckard vocal identification.
Voight-Kampff test, reading the eye to detect replicant (strictly speaking, it is not automated identification).

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
La colère de Khan

Retinal recognition to open the Genesis project file.

Never say never again (1983) (James Bond)
Jamais plus jamais

Eyeball replacement to access nuclear weapon.

The Dead Zone (1983)

Hand recognition of the general...
... then the president ...
... hand recognition ...
... ready to fire the missiles!

Star Trek III The Search for Spock (1984)
A la recherche de Spock

Kirk voice identification to engage the Enterprise auto-destruction.

Les Spécialistes (1985)

Safe of casino is fingerprint protected.

F/X (1986) / F/X

Latent prints collection on crime scene.
Case NYPD 7621: 4 differents prints on crime scene, 2 male, 2 female. One male is unknown.
BTW, it is just impossible to determine the gender of a print...

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Axel prepares the superglue...
... to reveal the latent print left on the matchbox...
Note: Superglue fumes give white fingerprint, NOT black :)
... and identify Charles Campos.
Note: the fingerprint is NOT the same as on the matchbox :)

Licence To Kill (1989) Permis de tuer

Camera Gun — A camera that when assembled became a sniper rifle that only worked for Bond once enrolled, due to a "palm reader" built into the grip.

Later, someone else try to kill Bond with this gun, which, fortunately, didn't produce a false accept :-)

Back To The Future II (1989) Retour vers le futur II

Lorraine entering McFly house with her fingerprint.
Biff paying the taxi with his fingerprint.
back next

back next