What's the Difference between The Minority Report the Book and Minority Report the Movie?

Science Fiction

The Minority Report

Released: 1956
Author: Philip K. Dick

Minority Report

Released: 2002
Director: Steven Spielberg
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John Anderton
John Anderton
Portrayed by: Tom Cruise
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   The story takes place in New York City. Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and northern Virginia are the locations for the action.
   John Anderton is a 50 year old balding out of shape police officer. He is the creator of Pre-Crime. Anderton is a young and athletic cop. He did not create Pre-Crime.
   The precogs are named Mike, Donna, and Jerry. They are deformed and mentally impared. They are named Agatha, Dashiell and Arthur. They are the children of drug addicts.
   The Pre-Cogs can see all types of crime. They can only see Murders.
   Anderton is predicted to murder General Leopold Kaplan. The pre cogs see Anderton killing Leo Crow.
   Anderton kills the General because he wanted to discredit Pre-Crime to get more funding for the military. Anderton kills Crow because he is set up by his boss Burgess. He is trying to cover up his own commission of murder.
   Pre-Crime is preserved and Anderton continues to work for it. Pre-Crime is abolished because of the actions of it's director. He used the precogs to cover up his own murderous act.
   Anderton and his wife move to a space colony. Anderton is reunited with his wife. They concieve a second child.
   Anderton is married with no children. Anderton is separated from his wife. They had a child who was killed six months before pre-crime was created.
   Pre-Crime has been in use for 30 years. It is only 6 years since the founding of Pre-Crime.
   John Anderton is the founder of precrime John Anderton is not the founder, the old woman in the garden found pre crime and left because she became a victim
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