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Total Recall
- Arno Schwarzenegger

Overview - Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as Quaid, a 2084 construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in this crowd-pleasing science fiction spectacle. Against the wishes of his sexy blonde wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid goes to Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories, so he can "remember" visiting the red planet that is now being settled by human inhabitants.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Arnold Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast as Quaid, a 2084 construction worker haunted by dreams of Mars in this crowd-pleasing science fiction spectacle. Against the wishes of his sexy blonde wife (Sharon Stone), Quaid goes to Rekall, a company that implants artificial memories, so he can "remember" visiting the red planet that is now being settled by human inhabitants. However, Quaid is actually an amnesiac secret agent from Mars--or is he? Enemy agents led by a thug named Richter (Michael Ironside) start trying to kill him before Quaid remembers anything more. Bullets and bone-crunching mayhem follow in large doses as Quaid heads to Mars to deal with mutants, ancient alien races, and Cohagen (Ronny Cox), a greedy capitalist controlling the colonists' air supply, in an effort to remember his real identity. TOTAL RECALL is based on the story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick and was a big box-office hit, helping to firmly establish director Paul Verhoeven as a specialist in darkly satiric, blood-drenched genre films. His next stop: BASIC INSTINCT, also with Stone.

Awards:
1990 - Academy Awards - Best Visual Effects Winner

Cast List

William Sandell - Production Designer, POSEIDON (2006)
David Knell
Marshall Bell - Actor
Dan O'Bannon - Screenwriter/director, mostly sci-fi and horror films
Roy Brocksmith - Actor/"Total Recall"
Jerry Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald K. Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald Goldsmith - Film composer
Michael Hennagin - Film composer
Ronald Shusett
Gary Goldman - Screenwriter, TOTAL RECALL
Mel Johnson Jr.
Jon Povill
Ray Baker - American Supporting Actor
Raymond Baker - American Supporting Actor
Michael Champion - Actor/"Total Recall"
Sharon Stone - American actress, BASIC INSTINCT (1992)
Michael Ironside - Actor/"Scanners"
Jost Vacano
Erica Edell Phillips - Costume Designer, POSEIDON (2006)
Eric Brevig
Buzz Feitshans - Producer, mid '70s-late 90s, father of Buzz Feitshans IV
Philip K. Dick - American Science Fiction Author
Paul Verhoeven - Dutch Director, ROBOCOP (1990), BASIC INSTINCT (1992)
Ronny Cox - American actor
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Actor/bodybuilder
Rachel Ticotin - American Actress
Rosemary Dunsmore - Actress/"Total Recall"
Frank J. Urioste - American Editor

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 113
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 012236119166
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2012

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Synopsis:
In 2084, Quaid, a construction worker on Earth is haunted by dreams of another life on Mars. He goes to Rekall Inc. to have artificial memories of Mars planted in his head. However, during this procedure, a number of agents from Mars fear he will discover his mysterious true identity. Paul Verhoeven's film, based on a Philip K. Dick story, is a wild ride with eye-popping special effects.

Notes:
A cable-TV series, TOTAL RECALL 2070, followed in 1998.

Reviews:
"...TOTAL RECALL is a gut cruncher on a grand scale..." - 07/12/1990 Rolling Stone, p.42


"...A thunderous tribute to its star's determination to create, out of the unlikeliest raw materials, a patently synthetic yet surprisingly affable leading man..." - 06/01/1990 New York Times, p.C10


"...Spectacular....TOTAL RECALL soars when it sends up its conventions..." - 06/01/1990 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...Arnie does what he does best....TOTAL RECALL merits rose-tinted rewatching..." - 09/01/2000 Total Film, p.110


"[N]otable as one of the last great FX extravaganzas of the pre-digital era." - 06/01/2005 Sight and Sound, p.87


"Director Paul Verhoeven gooses the film with the same subversive wit he brought to ROBOCOP..." -- Grade: A - 07/27/2012 Entertainment Weekly

 
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