The Department of Precrime has cut major crime by almost 100 %. How ? Simple : it is possible to look into the future, and then arrest potential criminals, sentence them and punish them, before they actually commit the crime. Nobody doubts the efficiency and fairness of the system, until Precrime Commissioner John Anderton finds himself accused. According to the department, at some point in the next seven days he will commit murder. In most cases, the precrime verdict is unanimous. This time there was a difference of opinion among the people who foresee the future. Anderton knows the majority decision. If he is to save himself, he must find the minority report. And if he is to remain free, he must go on the run, as a convicted murderer.