History Film / MinorityReport

16th May '16 12:08:37 PM StarSword
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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer implies 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 implies 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.
15th May '16 3:02:51 PM StarSword
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''Minority Report'' is a 2002 [[PostCyberPunk postcyberpunk]] science fiction film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg starring Creator/TomCruise, loosely based on the 1956 Creator/PhilipKDick short story "The Minority Report".

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''Minority Report'' is a 2002 [[PostCyberPunk postcyberpunk]] PostCyberpunk science fiction film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg starring Creator/TomCruise, loosely based on the 1956 Creator/PhilipKDick short story "The Minority Report".



* DirtyMindReading:
** Rufus apologizes for his dirty thoughts when he realizes that Agatha is a precog.
** Dirty thoughts involving [[KissingCousins his ''cousin'']].

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* DirtyMindReading:
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DirtyMindReading: Rufus apologizes for his dirty thoughts when he realizes that Agatha is a precog.
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precog. Dirty thoughts involving [[KissingCousins his ''cousin'']].cousin]].


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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: Whether Precrime should even be legal is {{discussed}} early on: Witwer implies 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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* InterServiceRivalry: Precrime is administered by the Metropolitan Police Department but subject to inspection by the federal Department of Justice.
-->'''Anderton:''' I don't need some twink from the fed poking around. ... Just get him some coffee, tell him how I save your ass every day.\\
'''Witwer:''' I got coffee, thanks. Danny Witwer, the twink from the fed.
4th Apr '16 10:36:37 PM tropeminer
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* CasualDangerDialogue: Anderton and Fletcher, when the PreCops have cornered him in an alleyway, take a moment to discuss Fletcher's rough landing due to a bad knee.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: Anderton and Fletcher, when the PreCops Precops have cornered him in an alleyway, take a moment to discuss Fletcher's rough landing due to a bad knee.
7th Mar '16 1:24:14 AM tropeminer
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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 ceiling window probably costing thousands in repair.

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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 ceiling window skylight probably costing thousands in repair.
6th Mar '16 6:57:59 PM jojo1228
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%%BaitAndSwitchGunshot: wrong trope, see BulletHolesAndRevelations



%% * BigBad: [[spoiler:Lamar Burgess.]]
%%* TheBigBoard

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%% * BigBad: [[spoiler:Lamar Burgess.]]
%%* * TheBigBoard



%% * ChekhovsGun: Burgess' award is a literal example.

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%% * ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Burgess' award is a literal example.]]



%% * {{Cyberpunk}}

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%% * {{Cyberpunk}}



%% ** Played straight later with the death of Leo Crow.

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%% ** * [[spoiler: Played straight later with the death of Leo Crow.Crow]]



%% * DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Burgess.]]
%% * EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture: Used rather brilliantly.

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%% * DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Burgess.]]
%% * EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture: Used rather brilliantly.



%% * GardenOfEvil: Dr. Iris Hineman's greenhouse.

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%% * GardenOfEvil: Dr. Iris Hineman's greenhouse.



%% * GunStruggle: Leo Crow's death.

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%% * GunStruggle: [[spoiler: Leo Crow's death.]]



%%* InstantOracleJustAddWater

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%%* * InstantOracleJustAddWater



%%* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate

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%%* * SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate



%% * SpaceBrasilia: Averted.

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%% * SpaceBrasilia: Averted.



%% * SuicideByCop: Attempted, averted, succeeded.
%%* SuperWindowJump

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%% * SuicideByCop: Attempted, averted, succeeded.
%%* * SuperWindowJump
1st Mar '16 1:11:48 PM MrDeath
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* PlotHole: Anderton's wife gains entry into the jailhouse using her husband's eyeball - but he's already locked up inside, so his eye would not still have access to enter as it pleased. Any place anywhere that would have any sort of security system requiring anything from a simple passcode to a card key to a retinal scan, would immediately delete the user in such instances from all rights. And would also certainly report on any attempted use of such (retinal scan, pass code, whatever). The first time when Anderton does this, you can say there was not enough time to block his access, but when he is a convicted (future) murderer and has entered the laboratory already? Never.
1st Mar '16 9:17:57 AM Gemser
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* PlotHole: Anderton's wife gains entry into the jailhouse using her husband's eyeball - but he's already locked up inside, so his eye would not still have access to enter as it pleased. Any place anywhere that would have any sort of security system requiring anything from a simple passcode to a card key to a retinal scan, would immediately delete the user in such instances from all rights. And would also certainly report on any attempted use of such (retinal scan, pass code, whatever). The first time when Anderton does this, you can say there was not enough time to block his access, but when he is a convicted (future) murderer and has entered the labaratory already? Never.

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* PlotHole: Anderton's wife gains entry into the jailhouse using her husband's eyeball - but he's already locked up inside, so his eye would not still have access to enter as it pleased. Any place anywhere that would have any sort of security system requiring anything from a simple passcode to a card key to a retinal scan, would immediately delete the user in such instances from all rights. And would also certainly report on any attempted use of such (retinal scan, pass code, whatever). The first time when Anderton does this, you can say there was not enough time to block his access, but when he is a convicted (future) murderer and has entered the labaratory laboratory already? Never.
1st Mar '16 6:11:44 AM Gemser
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* PlotHole: Anderton's wife gains entry into the jailhouse using her husband's eyeball - but he's already locked up inside, so his eye would not still have access to enter as it pleased. Any place anywhere that would have any sort of security system requiring anything from a simple passcode to a card key to a retinal scan, would immediately delete the user in such instances from all rights. And would also certainly report on any attempted use of such (retinal scan, pass code, whatever). The first time when Anderton does this, you can say there was not enough time to block his access, but when he is a convicted (future) murderer and has entered the labaratory already? Never.
27th Feb '16 8:17:57 PM MCE
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%% * OrgyOfEvidence: The TropeNamer.

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%% * OrgyOfEvidence: The TropeNamer.



%% * PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Anne Lively.]]

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%% * PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Anne Lively.]]
26th Feb '16 4:38:12 PM jojo1228
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* BizarreBabyBoom: The precogs are the children of [[FantasticDrug "Neuroin" (Neurological hEROIN)]] addicts.

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* BizarreBabyBoom: The precogs are the children of [[FantasticDrug "Neuroin" (Neurological hEROIN)]] heroin)]] addicts.



* CasualDangerDialogue: Anderton and Fletcher, when the Pre Cops have cornered him in an alleyway, take a moment to discuss Fletcher's rough landing due to a bad knee.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: Anderton and Fletcher, when the Pre Cops PreCops have cornered him in an alleyway, take a moment to discuss Fletcher's rough landing due to a bad knee.



* DivorceIsTemporary: Though given a bit more explanation than some examples; [[spoiler: partway through the movie, Laura says 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, Laura says 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.]]



-->'''Danny Witwer''': Come on, John, I know you're not going to kill me. I don't hear a [[RedAlert red ball]]. Naturally, this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap appropriately]].

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-->'''Danny Witwer''': Come on, John, I know you're not going to kill me. I don't hear a [[RedAlert red ball]]. Naturally, this is the moment the MercyLead expires, and the "imminent murder" alarm goes off. Witwer reacts [[OhCrap very appropriately]].



* PrecisionFStrike: When Anderton confronts the man who apparently [[spoiler:kidnapped his son.]]

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* PrecisionFStrike: When Anderton confronts the man who apparently [[spoiler:kidnapped [[spoiler:kidnapped, then murdered his son.]]



* StableTimeLoop: Not entirely stable, because it doesn't play out the same, but still necessary. Anderton's ability to even commit the murder in the future is contingent upon the fact that he sees exactly how he will do so from the vision, which even predicts that he will [[spoiler:successfully kidnap Agatha along the way]]. This curious property also makes the murder premeditated, because Anderton has to unravel the clues in the fragmented vision to guide him to the final moment, turning what is technically a crime of passion into a premeditated murder by virtue of Anderton's determination to prove his innocence.

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* StableTimeLoop: Not entirely stable, because it doesn't play out the same, but still necessary. Anderton's ability to even commit the murder in the future is contingent upon on the fact that he sees exactly how he will do so from the vision, which even predicts that he will [[spoiler:successfully kidnap Agatha along the way]]. This curious property also makes the murder premeditated, because Anderton has to unravel the clues in the fragmented vision to guide him to the final moment, turning what is technically a crime of passion into a premeditated murder by virtue of Anderton's determination to prove his innocence.
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