Minority Report

Continuity mistake: When Fletcher is explaining to Witwer about John scrubbing the images for clues for the Marks murder, Jad puts his hand up to his chin, but in the next shot his hand is down. (00:07:25)


Continuity mistake: When Witwer looks at the prevision with Agatha in the mirror it's not broken, but during the murder it is. The prevision was not altered until the time of the murder was altered by John's delay, so the killing was not 'a different one' until after that point, yet the borken mirror error occurs before time runs out, making it an inconsistency with prevision.


Continuity mistake: When Agatha suddenly scares and grabs John Anderton in the pool, she says, "Can you see?" with her right hand over his left shoulder, but when the shot changes immediately, Agatha's hand is now under his left armpit.

Continuity mistake: During the hovercrafts scene, Anderton enters a room where a kid is playing sax. The kid runs away and leans on the wall, but from a back shot he is seen close to the door. He keeps moving between the wall, door frame and aisle, in the rest of the front and back shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the lover-wife-husband scene, the lamp on the night table keeps moving all the time: sometimes slightly away from the bed, others a bit of its screen touches the head rest, and in some angles half of the lamp's screen is touching the bed.

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Continuity mistake: When Anderton enters the "ball-room" for the first time in the movie, a guy behind grabs a folder and presses it against his chest. In the next shot he is repeating the movement again. (00:03:35)

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Continuity mistake: When we first see the numbers on room 1009, they are all even. Just before Anderton rotates the "6" to its correct position, however, the number is slightly raised.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the movie, two wooden balls are created to name the next victim and killer. After the balls are created, they are dull and unpolished, but their travel through the tubes shows them to now be highly polished and shiny. (00:01:55)

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Suggested correction: After being created they are encased before going down the tube and unseen. They could have easily been polished during this time before then rolling down the tube.


Continuity mistake: When Anderton and Agatha approach room "1009" (which looks like "1006"), there's a stairwell/exit to the right of the door. When Anderton bust open "1006" and goes back for Agatha, there's now a hallway to the right of "1009."


Continuity mistake: The wooden balls etched with the Perpetrator and Victims show the grain running left-to-right across the names when they are first displayed on the cutting machine. But when Anderton removes the balls and places them on the screen (or drops), the names appear to be written with a pen, and the grain is either non-existent or run top-down across the names. This suggests the balls on display in the cutting machine are nicely generated by a computer and much different to the actual props.

Continuity mistake: When the Precrime team are examining the Precogs in the pool, Fletcher folds his arms. In the next shot he folds his arms again.

Continuity mistake: When Lara, standing, is putting on Lamar's tie while he is seated, he gives himself away regarding the drowning of Anne Lively. Lara's arms stop moving and we see her standing straight, her arms by her side, and she says that she never said that Anne was drowned. We cut back to Lamar, and Lara still has her arms around Lamar.

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Continuity mistake: When we see the Leo Crow previsions for the first time, we see the numbers "9" and "6" backwards because we are seeing the previsions from behind the screen. But in the cyberparlor we see the previsions from the same side that Anderton and Riley are watching them, and the numbers are still backward.

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Continuity mistake: As Witwer tells Laura about John's apartment being full of drugs, she's sitting straight up with her hands at her sides, but in the next shot she has her legs crossed and her arm on the top of the painting. (01:10:20)


Factual error: The time period of the movie is 2054. There is an election day (April 22nd) that is on a billboard and then announced as a Tuesday. However, April 22nd, 2054 is actually on a Wednesday.

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Officer Fletcher: John, don't run.
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Officer Fletcher: You don't have to run.
John Anderton: Everybody runs, Fletch.

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Trivia: Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Tom Cruise in Magnolia, has a cameo on the train. It is reported that he is so hard to find that Anderson himself does not know where he appears.

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Question: There's a quote that I don't understand: "The fact that you prevented it from happening doesn't change the fact that it was going to happen." I immediately thought, "Yes, it does change the fact that it was going to happen." If Witwer hadn't put his hand there, it would have happened. However, he did, thus "changing the fact that it was going to happen," right? Isn't this the point of the whole movie: determinism is foolish and that different actions produce different consequences?

Answer: The statement involves the idea of arresting people who did not commit the crime yet but are going to. Until the precogs tell someone to change things, the idea is that it will happen. If Anderton had rolled the ball and the other guy was not watching, it was going to fall. The only way to change it would have been for Anderton to say something. Things will happen unless the future is changed. Ultimately the idea is proven sketchy at the end at best.


Answer: No, he didn't change the fact that it was going to happen. He prevented it from happening. But until he stopped it, it was going to happen. And no matter how many times you look back at that sequence, it was going to happen. Up until a point, it was going to happen. It was just prevented.

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