* AdaptationDisplacement: Creator/PhilipKDick is the accidental master of this trope.
* AwardSnub: Was only nominated for a single Oscar, for Sound Editing.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Bach's "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring" is used ''very'' well.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** The chase sequence with the jetpack cops. Five minutes of action that is oddly comedic as we see average people like a boy playing a saxophone react to jetpacks flying through the housing complex.
** Also when [[{{Squick}} Dr. Iris Hineman kisses Anderton]] for no reason and no reaction from the latter.
* HarsherInHindsight: Ads in this film seem to know the targets' names, personal tastes, and the like. Come the age of selling users' personal information to third-party companies for advertising purposes...
* HilariousInHindsight: [[HeavyRain Press X to]] [[spoiler: SEAN!!!!]]
* IdiotPlot: There really is no good reason for Anderton to go after Leo Crow. Avoiding him until the time of his murder was over and returning to find out what happened later would have been a more sensible thing to do. Also, Lamar likely could have easily killed Anne Lively outside of Pre Crime's jurisdiction, making his need to try and fool the system unnecessary.
** Yeah, not going after Crow might have been more sensible - but we are speaking with the benefit of hindsight here. Caught up in the heat of the moment, Anderton's judgement is clouded by doubt, panic, curiosity and disbelief. As Witwer points out, Anderton ''won't'' just run and hide, "because he thinks he's innocent". Even when Agatha tries to get Anderton to turn away from his "destiny", Anderton won't, as he is so driven to find out what is happening.
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:Lamar Burgess. He literally made a career out of faking out Precrime; first by disguising Anne Lively's murder as an "echo", then by disguising ''all three visions'' of Crow's death as brown balls by putting the plan in action while Anderton was at the office, ensuring that he would either be arrested immediately or run, so when Crow be found with the OrgyOfEvidence that could lead Anderton to murder it looked planned by Anderton. The only thing Burgess [[DidntSeeThatComing couldn't see coming]] was Anderton figuring out everything in time to tell it all to his wife, even if he wasn't free to act on the information himself.]]
* MemeticMutation: The scene where Anderton runs after his eyeballs became popular on Website/{{YTMND}}.
* NauseaFuel:
** The ''other'' bottle of milk and sandwich.
** Sick sticks. Likely much more effective than a nightstick, but potentially much worse if they're aiming at you. And probably incredibly painful if you have an empty stomach when you get sticked.
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/{{Film}} Have a nice trip to containment...]]
** Honestly, the AndIMustScream life of the precogs is a little terrifying.
* NoYay: The aforementioned kiss.
* OneSceneWonder: Lots of them. The movie's got an incredibly solid supporting cast.
* ParanoiaFuel: All over the place.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The video game version has a different-looking, blond Anderton, as TomCruise's likeness couldn't be licensed.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Jessica Capshaw (Spielberg's stepdaughter) has a small role as the Precrime pilot during the spider sequence; she went on to become a regular on ''ThePractice'' (44 eps) and ''GreysAnatomy'' (140+ eps).
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Really the only problem with precrime is the fact that Director Burgess murdered Anne Lively instead of taking it the courts and leaving it in their hands if the woman should be given her daughter back. Outside of a complicated coverup to murder Lively and the questionable treatment of the precogs, precrime really ''does'' work - the problem with the system in the film is actually the DisproportionateRetribution of denying the suspects a trial and the possibility of parole.
** There is also the issue of just how rare minority reports actually are. Iris states that a Pre-crime suspect might have a possible alternate future in which they do ''not'' commit their ascribed murder, but adds that this happens only "every once in a while," and as Lamar points out towards the end of the film, the comparative rarity of that -- even when combined with the PoweredByAForsakenChild treatment of the Precogs -- is simply not relevant when weighed against the much, much more common occurrence of soon-to-be murderers who have no alternate futures and so are guaranteed to successfully murder their victims if Pre-crime doesn't intervene first. So, really, which is the smarter reaction: restructuring Pre-crime so that the police simply don't pursue a murder suspect when and if they're shown to have a possible alternate future? Or, as they do in the film, shutting ''the entire system'' down just because of a relatively small number of false positives?
* TheWoobie: The three Precogs. They were born to FantasticDrug addicts and spent all of their lives having nightmares about murders. Then, people started to get wind of this and whisked them off and did unmentioned (but implied to be nasty) things to them. Then the Precog system was set up, which meant that they were forced to spend years and years lying in a drugged stupor in a pool, watching endless future murders. Oh, and the one time we hear about one of the parents trying to save her child from that, she's murdered. And said child is forced to watch her own mother's death and then watch as everyone ignores it.
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