What: Tom Cruise running and a future justice system where technology can predict murders before they are committed.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Coillin Farrell, Max Von Sydow, Peter Stormare
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Could such a system be dismantled! It’s hard to just part with a murder rate of zero. Eliminating murder vs civil liberties.
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