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Minority report - Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Neal McDonough, Steven Spielberg

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Movie propaganda

In the future city Washington DC 2054 CE, when technology has advanced to the point where crimes can be detected before they're committed, police officer John Anderton (Tom Cruise) in the pre-crimes division finds himself hunted by Ed Witwer (Colin Farrell) for a murder he hasn't even committed yet...

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film science fiction thriller murder crime future precognition mutant police

Persons of interest

  • Tom Cruise .... John Anderton
  • Colin Farrell .... Ed Witwer
  • Kathryn Morris .... Lara Anderton
  • Spencer Treat Clark .... Sean Anderton
  • Neal McDonough .... Fletcher
  • Mike Binder .... Leo Crowe
  • Jason Antoon .... Rufus Riley
  • Patrick Kilpatrick .... Knott
  • Daniel London .... Wally
  • Paul Wasilewski .... Nathan
  • Philip K Dick .... Author
  • Jon Cohen .... Screenwriter
  • Scott Frank .... Screenwriter
  • Steven Spielberg .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

A good, old fashioned good cops and bad cops movie, with plenty of action and heaps of futuristic technology to keep the most toy-addicted boy interested.

The downside is that because Minority report stars Tom Cruise, you know that his character is innocent. That might be a comfortable familiarity for people who like to read the last page of the book first, but for most it is an annoying predictability. Tom Cruise plays heroes because he wants to be a hero and he wants people to look up to him as if he is a hero, despite being an adulterer, a control freak, a baby killer and really, really short. That said, he is cute, has lots of muscles and, generally speaking, pretty good hair.

Sociologically, the concept of pre-crime has echoes in compulsory sentencing and other fun concepts dreamed up by right wing think tanks. Can't you just see Little Johnny Howard wetting his pants over this? It's a politician's dream come true: tough on crime, tough on the causers of crime. Don't think that it can't happen, "Big brother" is more than just a TV program, with security guards tracking people all around the city with video cameras, banks tracking your spending habits all over the world with credit and debit card transactions, software programmers tracking your online lifestyle with cookies and spyware...

Now that you know that everyone knows what you know, I tell you that Minority report is a fun addition to the science fiction action film genre, fun for boys and girls of all ages.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Special features:
    • Biographies: Cast, Director
    • Featurettes:
      • "Minority report": from story to screen: Steven Spielberg recounts in vivid detail his approach to the film's complex characters and storyline, and how the talented group of actors and filmmakers collaborated to bring this vision to life.
      • Deconstructing "Minority report": Learn how Spielberg brought together a think tank of some of the world's most renowned minds and how this elite group conceived the near-future world of Minority report.
      • The stunts of "Minority report": Keeping viewers on the edge of their seats, Minority report features some of the most ambitious stunts ever put on film. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Tom Cruise, who performed many of his own stunts, this program reveals how the combination of physicality and animation brought the film's gripping action sequences to the silver screen.
      • ILM and "Minority report": See how the Academy Award®-winning team at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) used countless visual effects shots to create a seamless representation of Spielberg's vision.
      • Final report: An intimate conversation with Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise discussing their working relationship and revealing how Minority report's complex storyline challenged the very way they thought about life and the near future.
      • "Minority report" archives: A virtual gallery that includes nearly every preparatory element needed to bring the story to life; storyboard sequences that show the entire layout for the action-filled sequences; plus one of the most impressive selections of original illustrations and production stills ever taken on a set; production notes and bios.
    • Gallery: 200+ stills - images and storyboard sequences
    • Production notes
    • Trailers: Theatrical, Activision game
  • Subtitles:
    • Disc 1: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English captions, Estonian, Hebrew, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
    • Disc 2: Dutch, English captions

Security censorship classification

M (Adult themes, medium level violence, medium level coarse language, low level sex scenes)

Surveillance time

141 minutes (2:01 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 20 June 2002
DVD rental: 22 January 2003
VHS rental: 22 January 2003
DVD retail: 22 January 2003

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