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Quotes for
Dr. Edgemar (Character)
from Total Recall (1990)

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Total Recall (1990)
[Quaid points a gun at Dr. Edgemar's head]
Douglas Quaid: All right, let's say you're telling the truth and this is all a dream. I could pull this trigger and it won't matter.
Dr. Edgemar: It won't make the slightest difference to me Doug, but the consequences to you will be devastating. In your mind, I'll be dead, and with no one to guide you out, you'll be stuck here in permanent psychosis. The walls of reality will come crashing down around you. One minute, you're the savior of the rebel cause; next thing you know, you'll be Cohaagen's bosom buddy. You'll even have fantasies about alien civilizations as you requested; but in the end, back on Earth, you'll be lobotomized! So get a grip on yourself, Doug, and put down that gun!

Lori: I love you.
Douglas Quaid: Right. That's why you tried to kill me.
Lori: No... I would never do anything to hurt you. I want you to come back to me.
Douglas Quaid: Bullshit.
Dr. Edgemar: What's bullshit, Mr. Quaid? That you're having a paranoid episode triggered by acute neuro-chemical trauma? Or that you're really an invincible secret agent from Mars who's the victim of an interplanetary conspiracy to make him think he's a lowly construction worker? Stop punishing yourself, Doug. You're a fine, upstanding man. You have a beautiful wife who loves you. Your whole life is ahead of you. But you've got to want to return to reality.

Douglas Quaid: What do you want?
Dr. Edgemar: This is going to be very difficult for you at accept, Mr. Quaid.
Douglas Quaid: I'm listening.
Dr. Edgemar: I'm afraid you're not really standing here right now.
Douglas Quaid: You know, Doc, you could have fooled me.
Dr. Edgemar: I'm quite serious. You're not here, and neither am I.
Douglas Quaid: Amazing. Where are we?
Dr. Edgemar: At Rekall.

Dr. Edgemar: [At Quaid's hotel door] Mr. Quaid?
Douglas Quaid: [Gets up from bed quickly and draws his gun] What?
Dr. Edgemar: I need to talk to you. It's about Mr. Hauser.
Douglas Quaid: Who are you?
Dr. Edgemar: Dr. Edgemar from Rekall.
Douglas Quaid: How did you find me?
Dr. Edgemar: That's a little hard to explain, but could you open the door?
[Quaid opens the door and points his gun at Edgemar]
Dr. Edgemar: I'm not armed.
[Quaid looks behind Edgemar]
Dr. Edgemar: Dont' worry, I'm alone. May I come in...
[Quaid takes Edgemar into his room]
Douglas Quaid: What do you want?
Dr. Edgemar: This might be difficult for you to accept, Mr. Quaid.
Douglas Quaid: I'm listening.
Dr. Edgemar: I'm afraid that you are not really standing here right now.
Douglas Quaid: You know doc, you could've fooled me.
Dr. Edgemar: Quite so. You're not here, and neither am I.
Douglas Quaid: Wow, that's amazing. Where are we?
Dr. Edgemar: At Rekall. You were strapped to an implant chair, and we're monitoring you from a psychic probe console.
Douglas Quaid: Oh, I get it. I'm dreaming, and this is a part of the delightful vacation package your company had sold me.
Dr. Edgemar: Not exactly. You have this dream sequence in your natural memory banks, and you're making this up as you go along.
Douglas Quaid: If this is my dream, then who the hell invited you?
Dr. Edgemar: I was sent in as a security measure. I'm afraid to tell you this Mr. Quaid, but you have suffered a schizoed embelism, we can't snap you out of your fantasy. I was sent here to try to talk you down.
Douglas Quaid: How much is Cohaagan paying you for this?
Dr. Edgemar: Think about it. Your dream began in the middle of the implant procedure, and everything that followed. The chases, the trip to Mars, the suite at the Hilton, was all a part of your holiday and ego trip, you paid to be a secret agent.
Douglas Quaid: Bullshit. It's coincidence.
Dr. Edgemar: What about the girl? Brunette, athletic, sleazy and demure just as you specified, is that a coincidence?
Douglas Quaid: No she's real. I dreamt about her before I even went to Rekall.
Dr. Edgemar: Mr. Quaid, can you hear yourself? She's real because you dreamt her.

Douglas Quaid: That's right.
Dr. Edgemar: Well, maybe this will convince you. Would you mind opening the door?
Douglas Quaid: [Holds his gun to Edgemar's chin] You open it.
Dr. Edgemar: No need to be rude, I'll open it.
[Goes tot he door and opens it, revealing Lori]
Douglas Quaid: [Shocked] Oh, guessing that you're not here either.
Lori: I'm here, at Rekall. I love you.
Douglas Quaid: Right, that's why you tried to kill me.
Lori: No. I wouldn't do anything to hurt you. I want you to come back to me.
Douglas Quaid: Bullshit.
Dr. Edgemar: What's bullshit Mr. Quaid? Afraid to admit that you're having a schizo paranoid episode, or are you really an invincible secret agent from Mars, who is in the middle of an interplanetary conspiracy to make him think that he's a lonley construction worker. Stop punishing yourself Doug, you're a fine upstanding man you have a beautiful wife who loves you, you have a whole life ahead of you. But you gotta want to return to reality.
Douglas Quaid: If I wanted to return, then what?
Dr. Edgemar: [Takes out a pill] Swallow this.
Douglas Quaid: What is it.
Dr. Edgemar: It's a symbol for your desire to return to reality. In your dreams you'll fall asleep.
[Quaid takes the pill]
Douglas Quaid: Okay. Let's say you're telling the truth and this is all a dream.
[Puts his gun against Edgemar's head]
Douglas Quaid: But I could pull this trigger and it won't matter.
Lori: Don't, Doug.
Dr. Edgemar: Oh it wouldn't make the slighteat difference to me Doug. But the consequences to you will be devestating, because in your mind I'll be dead, and with no one to guide you out you'll be stuck in permenant psychosis.
Lori: Let Dr. Edgemar help you.
Dr. Edgemar: The walls of reality will come crashing down. One minutie, you'll be the savior of the rebel cause, and the nest thing you know you'll be Cohaagan's Bosom Buddy, you'll also have fantasies about alien civilizations as you requested. But in the end back on Earth, you'll be lobotomized. So get a grip on yourself Doug and put down that gun.
[Quaid lowers his gun]
Dr. Edgemar: Take the pill and put it in your mouth.
[Quaid puts the pill in his mouth]
Dr. Edgemar: Swallow it.
[Quaid pans around batween Edgemar and Lori, then as a sweat drop runs down Edgemar's face Quaid shoots Edgemar in the head, and spits the pill out]
Lori: Now you've done it, now you've done it.