In Washington, D.C., in the year 2054, murder has been eliminated. The future is seen and the guilty punished before the crime has ever been committed. From a nexus deep within the Justice Department's elite Precrime Unit, all the evidence to convict -- from imagery alluding to the time, place and other details -- is seen by "Pre-Cogs," three psychic beings whose visions of murder have never been wrong.
It is the nation's most advanced crime force, a perfect system. And no-one works harder for Precrime than its top man, Chief John Anderton (Cruise). Destroyed by a tragic loss, Anderton has thrown all of his passion into a system that could potentially spare thousands of people from the tragedy he lived through. Six years later, the coming vote to take it national has only fuelled his conviction that Precrime works.
Anderton has no reason to doubt it... until he becomes its #1 suspect.
Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick.