A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. Written by
Harald Mayr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The short story on which it was based was first optioned in 1974, 16 years before the film finally was released. See more »
It would take at least five months to reach Mars from earth via the fastest means possible (about 55,000 miles per hour), depending on the closest distance from earth (about 34 million miles) to its maximum distance (nearly seventy million miles), which also depends on the time of year since the two orbits are not in parallel with each other. Yet, the movie assumes it only takes a matter of hours or days, even advertising it on the subway from which Quaid escaped Richter and his henchmen. A completely impossible journey for more than say, three people at a time, since the ship would have to be massive, indeed (larger than the one shown on the TV screen on the subway), to store enough water, food and fuel for a 150- to 300-day one-way trip, even if the passengers were in some sort of hyper-sleep. See more »
[Doug awakens from a nightmare]
Doug? Honey, are you all right?
You were dreaming. Doug? Was it about Mars?
Is that better?
My poor baby. This is getting to be an obsession.
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Excellent Even When You Watch It For More Than Ten Times
The worker Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) dreams on Mars for many consecutive nights. He invites his wife Lori (Sharon Stone) to spend vacation on Mars, but she does not agree, since the planet ruled by the tyrant Vilos Cohaagen (Ronny Cox), who sells oxygen for the population, is facing resistance movement and terrorist acts leaded by the mutant Kuato. Douglas decides to go to the Rekall Company to implant virtual vacation memories of Mars for his own satisfaction, using a special program with the identity of a secret agent. While in the process, something goes wrong and Douglas becomes aggressive, and the process is interrupted. While returning home, the life of Douglas turns upside down, and he travels to the red planet trying to disclose who he is.
Today I have watched "Total Recall" at least for the tenth time, now on DVD. Again, I found it an excellent sci-fi film with non-stop action. The story has many twists, and the screenplay has no flaws, being very attractive. This was the first movie that the beauty of the unknown Sharon Stone (in 1990) called my attention. Arnold Schwarzenegger is great performing a dubious hero, and Michael Ironside is the perfect villain. My vote is ten.
Title (Brazil): "O Vingador do Futuro" ("The Avenger of the Future")
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