“Minority Report” was listed as an action, crime, mystery, thriller, and science fiction film all rolled into one. This means there were a lot of action-packed scenes both inside and outside of the film-making world, especially when you have a highly recognized and sought-after actor like Tom Cruise leading the cast. In this article, you will encounter a hoard of trivia and facts concerning the movie.
Steven Spielberg was the director for this film.
Taglines used to market the film included: “What would you do if you were accused of a murder, you had not committed… yet;” “Everybody Runs;” “The system is perfect until it comes after you;” “Get Ready to RUN;” “The Future Can Be Seen. Murder Can be Prevented. The Guilty Punished Before the Crime is Committed. The System is Perfect. It’s Never Wrong. Until It Comes After You;” “Everybody Runs…;” “You Can’t Hide;” “Count to 3 and get ready to run…;” and You can’t hide. Get ready to run!”
“Minority Report” was rated PG-13 for the scenes that contained violence, brief language, some sexuality and drug content.
At the Academy Awards, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Editing.
At the MTV Movie Awards, the movie was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence , the one that included “the escape.”
Steven Spielberg was hard at work for the film before it started to become a reality. He actually gathered a team of 16 experts of the future working in Santa Monica and asked them to brainstorm the inner-workings of the year 2054. Notable members of this team included Neil Gershenfeld (professor at the Media Lab at MIT); William Mitchell (dean of the school of architecture at MIT); Peter Calthorpe (the New Urbanism evangelist); Jaron Lanier (participated in the inventing of virtual reality technology); Stewart Brand (author and scientist); Kevin Kelly (founder of Wired Magazine); and Harald Belker, innovative car designer.
When it came to designing a car for the future, Spielberg chose Lexus to come up with some ideas. A great deal of the car designs would eventually fall on the shoulders of Harald Belker, who is responsible for designing vehicles for movies Armageddon and xXx.
In the United Kingdom, the Empire Awards gave Tom Cruise an award for Best Actor, alongside Samantha Morton for Best British Actress; and Steven Spielberg for Best Director. Colin Farrell was nominated for an Empire Award for Best Actor as well, but did not win. The movie was also up for a Best Film award, as well as Best Scene of the Year for the scene that involved the “spyders.”
In the film, the “pre cogs” were named after well-known mystery authors: Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie.