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23rd Jun '17 11:45:12 AM eroock
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* FlyawayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.

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* FlyawayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal aerial shot of the island they are now living on.
23rd Jun '17 11:42:23 AM eroock
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* FlyAwayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.

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* FlyAwayShot: FlyawayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.
23rd Jun '17 11:41:28 AM eroock
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* FlyAwayShot: The last shot is a zoom out from the cottage of the three precogs to an areal shot of the island they are now living on.
18th Jun '17 7:53:54 PM Fireblood
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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting people of a first-degree murder they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant. Logically though, it ''would'' require at least one Constitutional amendment for this to be allowed. Not only that, but the precogs are more or less slaves.

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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting people of a first-degree murder they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges are monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant. Logically though, it ''would'' require at least one Constitutional amendment for this to be allowed. Not only that, but the precogs are more or less slaves. slaves, and the mass scans would also be quite illegal in our time.



* SuicideByCop: Attempted, averted, succeeded.
18th Jun '17 7:22:03 PM Fireblood
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* YouCantFightFate: When [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2n7SXUM9m0 discussing the concept]] of Precrime and its accuracy, Danny argues that they're subverting fate constantly with their interventions. Anderton counters that though this is true, it's a common phenomenon even ''without'' precognition - crimes are prevented all the time, but it doesn't mean the perpetrators aren't criminals. Just because Precrime prevents murders, it doesn't mean the murderers aren't murderers.

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* YouCantFightFate: When [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2n7SXUM9m0 discussing the concept]] of Precrime and its accuracy, Danny argues that they're subverting fate constantly with their interventions. Anderton counters that though this is true, it's a common phenomenon even ''without'' precognition - crimes are prevented all the time, but it doesn't mean the perpetrators aren't criminals. Just because Precrime prevents murders, it doesn't mean the murderers aren't murderers.weren't going to occur.
18th Jun '17 7:09:53 PM Fireblood
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** Played straight at the end of the film, where [[spoiler:John's removed eyes are used to access the Precrime holding cells]].

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** Played straight at the end of the film, where [[spoiler:John's removed eyes are used to access the Precrime holding cells]]. Apparently no one bothers to revoke your access even if you're accused of murder.



* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting people of a first-degree murder they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant.

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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer indicates that the ACLU considers the system unconstitutional since you're arresting, charging, and convicting people of a first-degree murder they haven't actually committed. Anderton counters that just because you ''stopped'' the suspect from committing the crime doesn't change that it ''would've'' happened. The opening sequence also takes pains to show two judges monitoring the investigation and issuing the arrest warrant. Logically though, it ''would'' require at least one Constitutional amendment for this to be allowed. Not only that, but the precogs are more or less slaves.



* KitchenChase: During his first police chase scene, John and a police man burst into a kitchen.

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* KitchenChase: During his first police chase scene, John and a police man another policeman burst into a kitchen.



* LawmanGoneBad: The trope is both subverted and played straight. For a while, it seems as if John Anderton will become a murderer, since he's already abusing neuroin to cope with the death of his son. In fact, it's [[spoiler:his boss, Lamar Burgess]], who has been committing murders to [[spoiler:validate the pre-crime system]].

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* LawmanGoneBad: The trope is both subverted and played straight. For a while, it seems as if John Anderton will become a murderer, since he's already abusing neuroin to cope with the death of his son. In fact, it's [[spoiler:his boss, Lamar Burgess]], who has been committing murders to [[spoiler:validate the pre-crime Precrime system]].



* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Anderton's discovery that Agatha's data stream is missing from a pre-crime from several years previous leads him to uncovering [[spoiler:a successful murder committed by a Precrime officer themselves, on which the future of Precrime rests.]]

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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Anderton's discovery that Agatha's data stream is missing from a pre-crime from several years previous leads him to uncovering [[spoiler:a successful murder committed by a Precrime officer themselves, officer, on which the future of Precrime rests.]]



* Naturally, this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap very appropriately]].*

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* ** Naturally, this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap very appropriately]].*



* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe. The surgeon [[SarcasmMode thanks]] Anderton for the [[PrisonRape enlightenment]] he had in prison while prepping him for surgery. Turns out that prison did improve him, because he performs the surgery flawlessly. He even throw some [[ChekhovsGun useful items]] on the deal, [[SincerityMode so he]] ''[[SincerityMode was]]'' [[SincerityMode grateful]]. The extent on which he ''[[HoYay enjoyed]]'' [[PrisonRape the experience]] is left at [[FanDisservice viewer's discretion]].

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* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe. The surgeon [[SarcasmMode thanks]] Anderton for the [[PrisonRape enlightenment]] he had in prison while prepping him for surgery. Turns out that prison did improve him, because he performs the surgery flawlessly. He even throw some [[ChekhovsGun useful items]] on the deal, [[SincerityMode so he]] ''[[SincerityMode was]]'' [[SincerityMode grateful]]. The extent on to which he ''[[HoYay enjoyed]]'' [[PrisonRape the experience]] is left at under [[FanDisservice viewer's discretion]].



** In the future we will shop at the Gap[[note]](incorporated since 1947)[[/note]], eat Burger King[[note]](serving burgers since 1954)[[/note]], drink Guinness[[note]](brewed since 1759)[[/note]], and pay for it with American Express[[note]](lending money since 1850, all of which goes to show that using the same companies 50 years in the future is entirely plausible)[[/note]]. And the best part is, none of their logos have changed in the last 50 years. When Anderton looks at his watch, you can see that it is a Bvlgari. However, through most of the film, he's wearing a different watch altogether and we don't notice it because we don't see the logo.

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** In the future we will shop at the Gap[[note]](incorporated since 1947)[[/note]], eat Burger King[[note]](serving burgers since 1954)[[/note]], drink Guinness[[note]](brewed since 1759)[[/note]], and pay for it with American Express[[note]](lending money since 1850, all of which goes to show that using the same companies 50 years in the future is entirely plausible)[[/note]]. And the best part is, none of their logos have changed in the last 50 years. When Anderton looks at his watch, you can see that it is a Bvlgari.Bvlgari (around since 1884). However, through most of the film, he's wearing a different watch altogether and we don't notice it because we don't see the logo.



* ReadingYourRights: Very powerfully invoked here, since Anderton was wrestling for a very long time over whether or not he was going to shoot the man he suspected of [[spoiler:kidnapping his son. The cop side won.]]

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* ReadingYourRights: Very powerfully invoked here, since Anderton was wrestling for a very long time over whether or not he was going to shoot the man he suspected of [[spoiler:kidnapping his son.[[spoiler:his son's confessed murderer. The cop side won.]]



* RedAlert: Red Ball, more precisely. A Red Ball is issued when the [=PreCogs=] predict that a crime of passion is going to be committed. It gets treated like this trope because while Brown Balls (premeditated murders) can be predicted as early as four days before crime is committed, Red Balls can only be predicted within the hour before the crime is committed due to the lack of premeditation.

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* RedAlert: Red Ball, more precisely. A Red Ball is issued when the [=PreCogs=] predict that a crime of passion is going to be committed. It gets treated like this trope because while Brown Balls (premeditated murders) can be predicted as early as four days before crime is committed, Red Balls can only be predicted within the hour before the crime is committed due to the lack of premeditation. They don't get many premeditated murders, unsurprisingly-people have caught on.



* RiddleForTheAges: We never find out [[spoiler: what ''really'' happened to Sean.]]



* ScrewDestiny: Stated to be simple in the scene where Anderton rolls a ball across a table, stating that changing the future does not change the intent behind people's actions. What is ''hard'' is [[TakeAThirdOption Taking A Third Option.]]

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* ScrewDestiny: Stated to be simple in the scene where Anderton rolls a ball across a table, stating that changing the future does not change the intent behind people's actions. What is ''hard'' is [[TakeAThirdOption Taking A Third Option.taking a third option.]]
18th Jun '17 6:42:27 PM Fireblood
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* ClearMyName: Anderton is out to clear his own when he is convicted of a crime he has not yet committed.

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* ClearMyName: Anderton is out to clear his own when he is convicted accused of a crime he has not yet committed.



* CryoPrison: Those arrested by the Pre-Crime unit are placed in perpetual suspended animation as punishment.

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* CryoPrison: Those arrested by the Pre-Crime Precrime unit are placed in perpetual suspended animation as punishment.



* DestinationDefenestration: Subverted. Anderton tackles Howard when Howard is about to murder his wife, sending both of them flying at the bedroom window. They only make it partway through the window.
** [[spoiler: Played straight later with the death of Leo Crow]]

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* DestinationDefenestration: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. Anderton tackles Howard when Howard is about to murder his wife, sending both of them flying at the bedroom window. They only make it partway through the window.
** [[spoiler: Played straight later with the death of Leo Crow]]Crow.]]



** Precops are sometimes this, depending on the circumstance. For example, during the Marks case, John manages to prevent the murder, but then the rest of the team breaks into the house via the SoftGlass skylight probably costing thousands in repair.
** Their detection methods can be inconvenient and intrusive, like when the eye-dent "spiders" identify all tenants of an apartment building, making two little girls cry in terror and also interrupting one couple during sex.

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** Precops are sometimes this, depending on the circumstance. For example, during the Marks case, John manages to prevent the murder, but then the rest of the team breaks into the house via the SoftGlass skylight skylight, probably costing thousands in repair.
** Their detection methods can be inconvenient and intrusive, like when the eye-dent "spiders" identify all tenants of an apartment building, making two little girls cry in terror and also interrupting one couple during sex. With John, they zap him because he's not complying, then pry open his eyelid for the scan.



* DivorceIsTemporary: Though given a bit more explanation than some examples; [[spoiler: partway through the movie, Lara tells Witwer she thought of her dead son every time she saw her husband. Near the end, Agatha helps them come to terms with his death.]]

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* DivorceIsTemporary: Though given a bit more explanation than some examples; [[spoiler: partway through the movie, Lara tells Witwer she thought of her dead son every time she saw her husband. Near the end, Agatha helps them come to terms with his death. They get back together and have another baby on the way.]]



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Danny Witwer sees the minority report about Anne Lively and realizes that someone got away with murder. He's explaining to Burgess how someone would have needed to see the prevision in order to fake it, probably someone very high up. [[spoiler: However, at that moment, Burgess stops Danny's train of thought by mentioning that he can hear nothing at all due to the Pre-Cogs being offline...and promptly shoots him.]]

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Danny Witwer sees the minority report about Anne Lively and realizes that someone got away with murder. He's explaining to Burgess how someone would have needed to see the prevision in order to fake it, probably someone very fairly high up. [[spoiler: However, at that moment, Burgess stops Danny's train of thought by mentioning that he can hear nothing at all no one coming due to the Pre-Cogs Precogs being offline...and promptly shoots him.]]



* EyelessFace: The dealer from whom Anderton buys his drugs, possibly sold them to a BackAlleyDoctor.

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* EyelessFace: The dealer from whom Anderton buys his drugs, drugs. He possibly sold them to a BackAlleyDoctor.



* FugitiveArc: Anderton goes on the lam, hoping to glean an important clue from the strongest Pre-Cog, whose visions often include significant details that the two other clairvoyants miss and [[ClearMyName clear his name]].

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* FugitiveArc: Anderton goes on the lam, hoping to glean an important clue from the strongest Pre-Cog, precog, whose visions often include significant details that the two other clairvoyants miss and [[ClearMyName clear his name]].



* AGodIAmNot: Witwer notes that some people have begun to worship the pre-cogs as godlike, divine creatures, but Anderton very pointedly insists that they are nothing of the kind. The pre-cogs themselves, naturally, can express no opinion on the matter.

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* AGodIAmNot: Witwer notes that some people have begun to worship the pre-cogs precogs as godlike, divine creatures, but Anderton very pointedly insists that they are nothing of the kind. The pre-cogs precogs themselves, naturally, can express no opinion on the matter.
18th Jun '17 6:31:52 PM Fireblood
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In fall of 2015 it will receive a [[RecycledTheSeries television adaptation]] on Creator/{{Fox}}. The series follows Dashiell ten years after the end of the film as he continues to use his gift to help people on his own, though he has little success until he partners with a detective that can put his visions to use. See tropes for the series [[Series/MinorityReport2015 here]].

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In fall of 2015 it will receive was made into a [[RecycledTheSeries television adaptation]] show]] on Creator/{{Fox}}. The series follows Dashiell ten years after the end of the film as he continues to use his gift to help people on his own, though he has little success until he partners with a detective that can put his visions to use. See tropes for the series [[Series/MinorityReport2015 here]].



* ActionPrologue: The opening sequence is designed to demonstrate the process of how a typical Precrime is investigated and solved

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* ActionPrologue: The opening sequence is designed to demonstrate the process of how a typical Precrime is investigated and solvedsolved.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The event that kicks the plot off -- Anderton's future murder -- is explained as a paradox in the book; The three Precogs usually produce fairly similar visions, which is then averaged by computer modeling, but occasionally, one will have a vision distinct from the other two, usually due to the murderer's likelihood of actually committing the murder - the titular "Minority Report." If the minority report is not a murder, then the average is that the subject will commit a murder. If the minority report is a murder, then the average is that the subject will not commit a murder. In the end it is discovered that Anderton [[spoiler:has ''three'' Minority Reports - all three Precogs saw ''wildly'' different futures. One Precog saw the future where he commits a murder, one saw a future where he does not, and the third saw a future based on decisions he makes upon seeing the other two reports ''yet commits the murder anyway.'' The two "murder" futures averaged to a "murder" prediction, but such a thing could only occur to the director of Precrime, as he is the only one who could choose to view the individual reports instead of the average assembled by computer modeling.]] This absolute MindScrew is missing from the film in favor of a simpler plot; Anderton [[spoiler:accidentally awakens a precog, who shows him a vision of her mother's murder - which was arranged by the BigBad. Anderton retrieves the vision and shows it to the Big Bad - who then decides [[HeKnowsTooMuch Anderton Knows Too Much]], and hires a junkie to confess to the murder of Anderton's son, the one thing that would drive Anderton to murder.]]

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The event that kicks the plot off -- Anderton's future murder -- is explained as a paradox in the book; book. The three Precogs usually produce fairly similar visions, which is then averaged by computer modeling, but occasionally, one will have a vision distinct from the other two, usually due to the murderer's likelihood of actually committing the murder - the titular "Minority Report." If the minority report is not a murder, then the average is that the subject will commit a murder. If the minority report is a murder, then the average is that the subject will not commit a murder. In the end it is discovered that Anderton [[spoiler:has ''three'' Minority Reports - all three Precogs saw ''wildly'' different futures. One Precog saw the future where he commits a murder, one saw a future where he does not, and the third saw a future based on decisions he makes upon seeing the other two reports ''yet commits the murder anyway.'' The two "murder" futures averaged to a "murder" prediction, but such a thing could only occur to the director of Precrime, as he is the only one who could choose to view the individual reports instead of the average assembled by computer modeling.]] This absolute MindScrew is missing from the film in favor of a simpler plot; Anderton [[spoiler:accidentally awakens a precog, who shows him a vision of her mother's murder - which was arranged by the BigBad. Anderton retrieves the vision and shows it to the Big Bad - who then decides [[HeKnowsTooMuch Anderton Knows Too Much]], and hires a junkie to confess to the murder of Anderton's son, the one thing that would drive Anderton to murder.]]



* AndIMustScream: Daily life for the precogs: Watching murders again and again while being drugged. When Agatha finally gets a chance to scream she promptly does so.

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* AndIMustScream: Daily life for the precogs: Watching watching murders again and again while being drugged. When Agatha finally gets a chance to scream she promptly does so.



** [[spoiler: The fate of Anderson's missing son remains unknown, Precrime gets shut down and murder presumably goes up again, but the precogs are free to live their lives peacefully while Anderton and Lara get back together.]]

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** [[spoiler: The fate of Anderson's Anderton's missing son remains unknown, Precrime gets shut down and murder presumably goes up again, but the precogs are free to live their lives peacefully while Anderton and Lara get back together.together with another baby on the way.]]



* BlindMistake: Tom Cruise's character is recovering from eye replacement surgery and eats the nasty rotting sandwich instead of the freshly made one sitting right next to it. And then washes it down with sour milk.

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* BlindMistake: Tom Cruise's character is recovering from eye replacement surgery and eats the nasty rotting sandwich instead of the freshly made one sitting right next to below it. And then washes it down with sour milk.milk, which is right by the fresh bottle.



** Played straight at the end of the film, where [[spoiler:John's removed eyes are used to access the Pre-Crime holding cells]].
* BrownNote: One of the more interesting less-lethal options available to the Pre-Crime cops is the Sick-Stick, a collapsible baton that induces violent vomiting in the target.

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** Played straight at the end of the film, where [[spoiler:John's removed eyes are used to access the Pre-Crime Precrime holding cells]].
* BrownNote: One of the more interesting less-lethal options available to the Pre-Crime Precrime cops is the Sick-Stick, a collapsible baton that induces violent vomiting in the target.
16th Jun '17 9:24:23 PM Scorpio3002
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* ApologeticAttacker: John goes out of his way to ensure the safety of the officers trying to arrest him. When he disconnects one of them from their jetpack (from a fire-escape several stories up), he grabs him and makes sure he has a grip on the ledge before continuing to make his escape.
19th May '17 1:34:43 PM rockgecko
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** In the future we will shop at the Gap[[note]]incorporated since 1947[[/note]], eat Burger King[[note]]serving burgers since 1954[[/note]], drink Guinness[[note]]brewed since 1759[[/note]], and pay for it with American Express[[note]]lending money since 1850, all of which goes to show that using the same companies 50 years in the future is entirely plausible[[/note]]. And the best part is, none of their logos have changed in the last 50 years. When Anderton looks at his watch, you can see that it is a Bvlgari. However, through most of the film, he's wearing a different watch altogether and we don't notice it because we don't see the logo.

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** In the future we will shop at the Gap[[note]]incorporated Gap[[note]](incorporated since 1947[[/note]], 1947)[[/note]], eat Burger King[[note]]serving King[[note]](serving burgers since 1954[[/note]], 1954)[[/note]], drink Guinness[[note]]brewed Guinness[[note]](brewed since 1759[[/note]], 1759)[[/note]], and pay for it with American Express[[note]]lending Express[[note]](lending money since 1850, all of which goes to show that using the same companies 50 years in the future is entirely plausible[[/note]].plausible)[[/note]]. And the best part is, none of their logos have changed in the last 50 years. When Anderton looks at his watch, you can see that it is a Bvlgari. However, through most of the film, he's wearing a different watch altogether and we don't notice it because we don't see the logo.
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