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Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 21 June 2002 (USA)
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In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Pre-Crime Cop
Sarah Simmons ...
Lamar Burgess' Secretary
Jad's Technician
Office Worker


In the year 2054 A.D. crime is virtually eliminated from Washington D.C. thanks to an elite law enforcing squad "Precrime". They use three gifted humans (called "Pre-Cogs") with special powers to see into the future and predict crimes beforehand. John Anderton heads Precrime and believes the system's flawlessness steadfastly. However one day the Pre-Cogs predict that Anderton will commit a murder himself in the next 36 hours. Worse, Anderton doesn't even know the victim. He decides to get to the mystery's core by finding out the 'minority report' which means the prediction of the female Pre-Cog Agatha that "might" tell a different story and prove Anderton innocent. Written by Soumitra

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The system is perfect until it comes after you. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, brief language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Second Sight  »


Box Office


$102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,677,125, 23 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The adaptation of the short story "The Minority Report" by Philip K. Dick was originally planned as a sequel to Total Recall (1990) by writers Ronald Shusett and Gary Goldman (later joined by Robert Goethals). The setting was changed to Mars with the Precogs being people mutated by the Martian atmosphere, as established in the first film. The main character was also changed to Douglas Quaid, the man played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The project eventually fell apart but the writers, who still owned the rights to the original story, rewrote the script, removing the elements from "Total Recall". This script was eventually tossed out when writer Jon Cohen was hired in 1997 to start the project over from scratch. The only original element from the early script which made it to the final film is the sequence in the car factory, an idea that Steven Spielberg loved. See more »


The movie is set in 2054, but the hotel registry has "44" as a recent date. See more »


John Anderton: [his face inches from Agatha's] Where's my Minority Report?
John Anderton: DO I EVEN HAVE ONE?
[moment's silence]
John Anderton: [softly] Do I have one?
Agatha: [whispers] No.
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Written, Produced and Performed by Paul Haslinger
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Minority Report is one of the top films of 2002
17 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I read a lot of previous posts about this movie. This is one of the best films of the year, and of recent years. This is a perfect blend of action, suspense, thrills and film-noir. The plot is intelligent and fresh. People saying it is not original must have slept through the movie. Tom Cruise is fantastic, Colin Farrell is amazing, as well as Samantha Morton. Spielberg again proves that he is the master of cinema. A truly great director. I'll agree, the ending was a little too happy, but not worth complaining about. This film is not about product placement as previously suggested, it is simply a entertaining and yet realistic glimpse of what our future may look like, as advertising becomes more advanced and intrusive. The film creates many moral questions and issues, and should leave you thinking. Is being arrested for doing something you actually havn't commited yet fair? It is worth seeing again and again. As a film lover and critic, i can say it is one amazing movie.

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