Department of Precrime
A specialized police department called PreCrime apprehends people before they even commit crimes based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics.
Minority Report (2002)
Based on a Philip K. Dick short-story about a time in the future when criminals are arrested before they commit the crime. It is the year 2054 and the film takes place in Washington D. C. For the past several years, murder is all but a thing of the past. Tom Cruise is John Anderton, Washington D.C.’s top-cop in the experimental pre-crime unit that seeks out and eliminates would-be murderers through the use of precognitive beings that are able to sense murders shortly before they happen. The premise sounds wonderful until John discovers he’s about to murder someone he has never met. He decides to get to the mystery’s core by finding out the ‘minority report’ which means the prediction of the female Pre-Cog Agatha that “might” tell a different story and prove Anderton innocent. How can he prevent himself from killing the person he is supposed to murder if he has never seen the person he is supposed to kill or the location the murder is supposed to take place? Is the future preordained or does man create his own destiny? As Anderton uncovers the answers to these questions, viewers will find that this is not the underlying story either.
Dr. Iris Hineman: The Precogs are never wrong. But, occasionally… they do disagree.