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Minority Report (2002)

aka Minority Report

"The system is perfect until it comes after you."

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Details: 145 mins · English, svenska · PG-13 (USA)

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I like the beginning and and I like the end. The middle, I'd rather have been without. The part from where Anderton flees until he returns and kidnaps the Oracle seems to be there PURELY to add some action to the movie. It could easily have been left out and adds nothing of interest, but a lot of really, really gross scenes.

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not so good

Future-ish movie where crimes are found before they are comitted. I found it a bit wierd and un-apealling

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The best si-fi movie I ever watched....

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Cast:

Small Chief John Anderton
Small Pre-Crime Director Lamar Burgess
Small Jad
Small Officer Gordon 'Fletch' Fletcher
No_movie_poster Evanna
Small Danny Witwer
Small Agatha
Small Dr. Iris Hineman
Small Lara Clarke Anderton
Small Dr. Solomon Eddie
Small Nathan with Bicycle
No_movie_poster Officer Jeff Knott
No_movie_poster Adulation #4
Small Howard Marks
No_movie_poster Rufus Riley at Cyber Parlor
No_movie_poster Conceited Customer
Small Hotel Clerk
No_movie_poster Adulation #1
No_movie_poster Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
No_movie_poster Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Small Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
No_movie_poster Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
No_movie_poster Mother
Small Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
No_movie_poster Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
No_movie_poster Sean
Small Donald Dubin
Small Pre-Crime Cop
Small Sarah Marks
No_movie_poster Jucket - Agent #1
No_movie_poster Pre-Crime Cop
Small Leo Crow
No_movie_poster Celeste Burgess
Small Gideon
Small Casey
Small Wally the Caretaker
No_movie_poster Sean
Small Bus Passenger
Small Anne Lively

Crew:

Small Steven Spielberg Director
Small John Williams Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Janusz Kaminski Director of Photography
No_movie_poster Michael Kahn Editor
Small Philip K. Dick Author
No_movie_poster Alex McDowell Production Design
No_movie_poster Jennifer Alessi Casting
No_movie_poster Scott Frank Screenplay
No_movie_poster Jon Cohen Screenplay
No_movie_poster Jan de Bont Producer
No_movie_poster Bonnie Curtis Producer
Small Gerald R. Molen Producer
No_movie_poster Walter F. Parkes Producer
No_movie_poster Matthew Ferraro Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Paul Haslinger Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Denise Chamian Casting
Small Gary Rydstrom Sound Designer
Small Philip K. Dick Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Michael Kahn Editing

Taglines:

"The system is perfect until it comes after you."

"Everybody Runs."

Plot:

In April 2054, Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise) is chief of the highly controversial Washington, D.C., PreCrime police force. They use future visions generated by three "precogs", mutated humans with precognitive abilities, to stop murders; because of this, the city has been murder-free for six years. Though Anderton is a respected member of the force, he is addicted to Clarity, an illegal psychoactive drug he began using after the disappearance of his son Sean. With the PreCrime force poised to go nationwide, the system is audited by Danny Witwer (Colin Farrell), a member of the United States Justice Department. During the audit, the precogs predict that Anderton will murder a man named Leo Crow in 36 hours. Believing the incident to be a setup by Witwer, who is aware of Anderton's addiction, Anderton attempts to hide the case and quickly departs the area before Witwer begins a manhunt for him. Anderton seeks the advice of Dr. Iris Hineman (Lois Smith), the lead researcher of the PreCrime technology. She explains to Anderton that sometimes the three precogs see different visions of the future, in which case the system only provides data on the two reports which agree; the "minority report", reflecting the potential future where a predicted killer would have done something different, is discarded. According to Dr. Hineman, the female precog Agatha is most likely to be the precog that witnesses the minority report.

Anderton undergoes a dangerous underground eye replacement to avoid detection by the city's optical recognition system. He travels back to PreCrime and kidnaps Agatha (Samantha Morton), which disables the precogs' hive mind and shuts down the system. Anderton takes Agatha to a shopping mall, and a hacker, who extracts both Agatha's vision of Crow's murder—with no differences from the other two precogs, so there was no minority report—and another of the murder of a woman named Anne Lively—which Agatha also showed to Anderton the day before he was incriminated. Anderton and Agatha then head to the apartment where Crow is to be killed. Inside, Anderton finds hundreds of pictures of children, one of which is of his son, and concludes that Crow is responsible for Sean's disappearance. When Crow arrives, Anderton holds him at gunpoint, but ultimately decides to control his anger and places Crow under arrest instead. Crow admits that he was hired to plant these photos and then be killed, so his family would be paid handsomely. Since Anderton refuses to kill him, Crow grabs the officer's hand and makes him fire at point-blank range, effectively committing suicide by cop. On the run, Anderton and Agatha approach his ex-wife Lara for refuge. Anderton learns Lively was Agatha's former drug-addicted mother, once before a target of a failed murder attempt after requesting to see her daughter before her death. Anderton realizes that his knowledge of the Lively case is why he is being targeted.

Meanwhile, Witwer assesses Crow's death and doubts that Anderton killed him in cold blood. He comes to recognize that the archival footage of Lively's murder shows what appears to be a future echo by one of the visions, routinely discarded by PreCrime, which he realizes is a different murder as nearby water is rippling in a different direction from the original PreCrime vision. He suspects someone used this to stage the first murder attempt, and then recreated the setting to actually kill Lively and avoid being detected by PreCrime. Witwer realizes that the murderer would had to have been someone high up in PreCrime to have access to the vision, and reports these findings to PreCrime's Director Lamar Burgess (Max von Sydow). Burgess, aware that the PreCrime division is currently disabled due to Agatha's absence, kills Witwer and frames Anderton for that murder as well.

The PreCrime unit eventually captures Anderton and restores Agatha to the system. Burgess attempts to comfort Lara, but accidentally reveals that he was the one that killed Lively. Lara acts on this information and frees Anderton at gunpoint. At a banquet to celebrate the success of the PreCrime unit attended by Burgess, Anderton plays back Agatha's vision of Lively's murder for the gathered crowd, which shows Burgess as the murderer. While Burgess begins to hunt down Anderton, a new PreCrime report is created: Anderton is the victim and Burgess, the murderer. When Burgess catches up to Anderton, Anderton explains the impossible situation: if Burgess kills Anderton, he proves the system works but at the cost of a life sentence, while if he does not, the system will not have worked and the PreCrime division will be shut down. Anderton explains the fundamental flaw in the system: if one knows his or her future, he or she can change it. Burgess resolves the dilemma by killing himself. The PreCrime program is shut down and the prisoners are unconditionally pardoned and released, though police departments keep watch on many of them. Anderton and Lara remarry and start a new family. The precogs are sent to an "undisclosed location", a small uncharted island in the North Atlantic Ocean to live out a full happy life in peace.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2002-12-17

DVD : 2003-08-19

2002-06-21 : United States of America