* AdaptationDisplacement: Creator/PhilipKDick is the accidental master of this trope.
* AwardSnub: It 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.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: At a certain point, a television plays an episode of ''Series/{{Cops}}'', still on Fox (sister company of the film's distributor). The show had a ChannelHop to Spike TV on 2013.
* 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...
** [[spoiler: After Danny is murdered, the scene with John pointing his gun at Witwer's throat becomes almost painful, knowing that later in the movie, it will be the same gun used to murder him.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: [[VideoGame/HeavyRain Press X to]] [[spoiler: SEAN!!!!]]
* IdiotPlot: The entire plot relies upon the fact that Anderton, a man whose job is literally to avert predestined murder, wouldn't think to avert a predestined murder he is supposed to commit when he knows for a fact where and when he'll commit it. The film justifies this by noting that Anderton wants to prove his innocence, but the fact remains that Anderton himself literally says out loud exactly what he should do then allows himself to be talked out of it by Dr. Iris Hineman, even though her logic (how can he avoid a man he's never met) is flawed because he knows where (in general terms, at least, enough to know what to avoid) and when the meeting takes place.
* 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: 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.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: The video game version has a different-looking, blond Anderton, as Creator/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 ''Series/ThePractice'' (44 eps) and ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' (140+ eps).
* 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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