In the future, criminals are caught before the crimes they commit, but one of the officers in the special unit is accused of one such crime and sets out to prove his innocence.
Chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise) finds out the system thinks he is the next person to commit a crime. He must run and try to find the answer and one extreme he goes to is removing his eyes.
An extended version with more footage of Chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise) finding out he is the next person to commit a crime. He does not know when or how he will do this, but the system is never wrong.
Here we get to see how the perfect system that prevents murders ahas turned on the very guy who believes most in it.
The future can be seen...the guilty punished...before the crime is ever committed. They have a system that is perfect and can predict crimes and murders before they happen.