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
Although the exact logistics of the predictive technology highlighted in Minority Report has not yet come to fruition as of 2017, the first traces of predictive technology being used in law enforcement have begun to appear. In a handful of areas in the US, police departments are working with software programs that predict in what areas of the department's city criminal acitivity will be taking place day to day, based on past activity. Each day the police officers will be given reports detailing what areas the program has predicted crimes will be taking place for that day, and the officers patrol those areas rather than areas they may have otherwise covered that day. See more »
Lara drops Anderton's eye-bag onto the organ keyboard, and we hear a note which does not match the keys it hit. This music is only an effect from the soundtrack, for our benefit. It is not the music heard by the characters. See more »
Those thoughts about my cousin Elena, those were *just* - *thoughts*!
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The distributor and production company credits look like they are underwater, which ties into the opening shot of Agatha in the tank. See more »
Spencer Treat Clark was credited as "Sean at Nine" in release prints of the film, because he appeared in a scene that was deleted so close to the film's release that the credits had already been finalized and couldn't be changed. Clark played a grown-up version of Anderton's young son Sean, in a fantasy dream scene that took place after Anderton has been put in containment toward the end of the film. The entire scene was removed from the film just before release. See more »
This gets high marks for being an involving film that, despite a long length of almost two- and-a-half hours, keeps ones interest all the way. Being a Stephen Spielberg-directed film, it's no surprise that the photography is first-rate. This is nice-looking movie. Tom Cruise also was very good in here, not the obnoxious character he sometimes portrays (or did more often in his younger days.).
The film is a good mixture of action and suspense. Only the one chase scene was overdone with Rambo-like mentality of the good guys not getting hit when they should, and vice- versa.
The subject matter is interesting, too: what would do you (or the police) had very reliable information on crimes that were about to be committed, that you could prevent things from happening before they actually did?
I recognized two people in here who went on shortly thereafter to become recognizable in TV series: Kathryn Morris ("Cold Case") and Neal McDonough ("Boomtown"). Add Colin Farrell, Max Von Sydow, Samantha Morton and you have an interesting cast. I am of the opinion that this is one of Spielberg's underrated gems.
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