A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.
Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
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
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When the film premiered on the ITV network in 1993, the film was uncut and uncensored with all graphic violence and profanity intact. In the 1970s - 1990s, the ITV network was a responsible network and it would cut and edit violent and gory scenes for censorship and dub over all the bad language. For reason unknown, ITV did not censor or edit the film. The scene where the three breasted hooker exposes her three breasts to Quaid would had been edited, where we don't actually see her breasts and we only see her from behind and a close-up shot of her face. Benny's death would had been edited, where we don't see Benny die screaming, when he is killed by Quaid. It would had cut from Quaid shouting "Screw you!" to removing the drill, which will imply Benny's death happened off-screen and all the bad language would be dubbed over by voiceover actors. When Quaid is captured by Cohaggen in the aftermath of the rebel base massacre, instead of Quaid saying the F word, it would be changed to "Screw you!". See more »
When Richter shoots the glass dome, Quaid grabs hold of the handrail. In the close up of Quaid, visible wires are attached to Quaid's body. 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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