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Writers (WGA):
Philip K. Dick (short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale") (inspiration)
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Release Date:
1 June 1990 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
They stole his mind, now he wants it back. See more »
Plot:
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Verhoeven bonkers adaptation of a P. K. Dick story. See more (364 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Douglas Quaid / Hauser

Rachel Ticotin ... Melina

Sharon Stone ... Lori

Ronny Cox ... Vilos Cohaagen

Michael Ironside ... Richter
Marshall Bell ... George / Kuato

Mel Johnson Jr. ... Benny

Michael Champion ... Helm
Roy Brocksmith ... Dr. Edgemar

Ray Baker ... Bob McClane

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Dr. Lull

David Knell ... Ernie
Alexia Robinson ... Tiffany

Dean Norris ... Tony
Mark Carlton ... Bartender

Debbie Lee Carrington ... Thumbelina

Lycia Naff ... Mary

Robert Costanzo ... Harry (as Bobby Costanzo)
Michael LaGuardia ... Stevens
Priscilla Allen ... Fat Lady
Ken Strausbaugh ... Immigration Officer

Marc Alaimo ... Everett

Michael Gregory ... Rebel Lieutenant
Ken Gildin ... Hotel Clerk

Mickey Jones ... Burly Miner
Parker Whitman ... Martian Husband
Ellen Gollas ... Martian Wife
Gloria Dorson ... Woman in Phone Booth
Erika Carlsson ... Miss Lonelyhearts (as Erika Carlson)
Benny Corral ... Punk Cabbie
Bob Tzudiker ... Doctor

Erik Cord ... Lab Assistant

Frank Kopyc ... Technician
Chuck Sloan ... Scientist
Dave Nicolson ... Scientist
Paula McClure ... Newscaster
Rebecca Ruth ... Reporter
Milt Tarver ... Commercial Announcer
Roger Cudney ... Agent

Monica Steuer ... Mutant Mother

Sasha Rionda ... Mutant Child
Linda Howell ... Tennis Pro

Robert Picardo ... Voice of Johnnycab (voice)

Kamala Lopez ... Additional Voices (voice)
Morgan Lofting ... Additional Voices (voice)
Patti Attar ... Additional Voices (voice)

Bob Bergen ... Additional Voices (voice)

Joe Unger ... Additional Voices (voice)
Karlyn Michelson ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andy Armstrong ... Richter's Henchman (uncredited)

Allan Graf ... Harry's Henchman (uncredited)

Peter Kent ... Richter's Subway Agent (uncredited)

Joel Kramer ... Harry's Henchman (uncredited)
Bennie Moore ... Richter's Subway Agent (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Verhoeven 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Philip K. Dick (short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale") (inspiration) (as Phillip K. Dick)

Ronald Shusett (screen story) &
Dan O'Bannon (screen story) and
Jon Povill (screen story)

Ronald Shusett (screenplay) &
Dan O'Bannon (screenplay) and
Gary Goldman (screenplay)

Produced by
Buzz Feitshans .... producer
Robert Fentress .... associate producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer
David Rodgers .... creative producer
Elliot Schick .... associate producer
Ronald Shusett .... producer
Andrew G. Vajna .... executive producer (as Andrew Vajna)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Jost Vacano 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Puente 
Frank J. Urioste 
 
Casting by
Mike Fenton 
Valorie Massalas 
Judy Taylor 
 
Production Design by
William Sandell 
 
Art Direction by
José Rodríguez Granada  (as Jose Rodriguez Granada)
James E. Tocci  (as James Tocci)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Erica Edell Phillips 
 
Makeup Department
Craig Berkeley .... makeup artist
Rob Bottin .... special makeup effects design and creation
Rosemary Campbell .... makeup artist
Jeff Dawn .... makeup department head
Vincent Prentice .... lead special makeup effects artist
Vincent Prentice .... special makeup effects
Raúl Sarmiento .... assistant makeup artist
Alfred Sousa .... special makeup effects: Rob Bottin Crew
Peter Tothpal .... key hair stylist
Robin Weiss .... makeup artist
Michael White .... hair stylist
Charles Carter .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Anuar Badin .... production manager
Pablo Buelna .... production leader
Terry Collis .... production manager
Marco Aurelio Ortiz .... production chief
Juan Clemente Prosper .... unit manager
Issy Shabtay .... unit manager
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director
Guillermo 'Memo' Carreno .... second assistant director (as Guillermo Carreno Saaved)
Efren del Moral .... second assistant director
Matthew Feitshans .... second unit director
Ileana Franco U. .... second assistant director
A. Hugo Gutierrez Cuellar .... second assistant director (as Hugo Gutierrez Cuellar)
Miguel Lima .... first assistant director
Kuki López Rodero .... first assistant director (as Juan Carlos 'Kuki' Lopez)
Íñigo Vallejo-Nájera .... second assistant director (as Inigo Vallejo)
 
Art Department
Henry Alvarez .... sculptor
Scott Bobbitt .... lead man
William Boyd .... foreman
Steve Burg .... illustrator (as Stephen Burg)
Judy Cammer .... assistant art director
Elpidio Cano .... plasterer (as Elpidio Cano Castro)
Miguel Chang .... set designer
Larry Clark .... painter
Ron Cobb .... conceptual artist
Gary Deaton .... foreman
Bruce Di Valerio .... assistant construction coordinator
Cal DiValerio .... construction coordinator
Thomas B. DiValerio .... construction foreman
Dragon Dronet .... specialty props
Carlos Echeverria .... set designer
John R. Elliott .... carpenter (as John Elliot)
Tim Flattery .... illustrator
Dominic Gerace .... carpenter
Giacomo G. Ghiazza .... storyboard artist (as Giacomo Ghiazza)
Scott Goodale .... carpenter
Alfredo Gómez Capetillo .... plasterer (as Alfredo Gomez Capetillo)
Antonio Gómez Capetillo .... plasterer (as Antonio Gomez Capetillo)
George E. Hanson .... painter (as George Hanson)
Daniel Hermosillo .... painter
Steven Ladish .... props
Neil Lamont .... assistant art director
Enrique Lechuga .... painter (as Enrique Lechuga Hernandez)
Etta Leff .... assistant set decorator
Francisco Marinas Romero .... painter
Antonio Mata Jr. .... props supervisor (as Antonio Mata Ortiz)
Antonio Mata .... property master
Jonathan McKinstry .... assistant art director
Ron Miller .... illustrator
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
Dan Pemberton .... construction foreman (as Daniel Pemberton)
Daniel Perugini .... plasterer
Carlos Romero .... painter
Héctor Romero .... assistant art director (as Hector Romero Cardenas)
Anna Sanchez Genard .... set dressing assistant
Alex Scutti Jr. .... plaster supervisor (as Alex Scutti)
Mazzareno Sgolacchia .... propmaker
J. Fernando Solorio .... set dresser (as Jose F. Solorio)
Benjamin Suarez .... warehouse supervisor
Miles Teves .... concept illustrator: Rob Bottin Productions
Marco Trentini .... set designer
Theresa Wachter .... set dresser
David Wiezer .... model maker
Warren Williams .... carpenter
Alejandro Ayala .... art assistant (uncredited)
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David A. Arnold .... dialogue editor
David Bartlett .... sound effects editor
Ron Bartlett .... sound effects editor (as Ronald Bartlett)
John Brilhante .... re-recordist (as John W. Brilhante)
James Christopher .... sound effects editor
Heriberto Cárdenas .... cableman (as Heriberto Cardenas)
Carlos Delarios .... re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer
Ezra Dweck .... sound effects recording
Donald Flick .... sound effects editor
Judee Flick .... foley editor
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound effects editor (as Stephen H. Flick)
Dana Gustafson .... assistant sound editor
Scott Hecker .... supervising dialogue editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Alan Howarth .... special sound effects
Nicholas James .... sound effects editor
Doug Kent .... assistant sound editor (as Douglas C. Kent)
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Mazzei .... assistant sound editor
John Pospisil .... special sound effects
Steve Richardson .... foley editor
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Runner .... boom operator
Fred Runner .... production sound
Hank Salerno .... adr editor
Norman B. Schwartz .... supervising adr editor
Dan Sharp .... re-recordist (as Daniel Sharp)
George Simpson .... sound effects editor
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production sound supervisor
Gina Spiro .... assistant sound editor
Nelson Stoll .... production sound
Rosemarie Wheeler .... assistant sound editor (as Rose Marie Wheeler)
Butch Wolf .... foley editor
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (uncredited)
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor (uncredited)
Oscar Mitt .... sound (uncredited)
Bill Rojas .... sound facility supervisor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Henry Alvarez .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Jennifer Ann Barnes .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Paula Barnes .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Amanda Beard .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
James Belohovek .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Roland Blancaflor .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Roland Blancaflor .... special effects technician: Rob Bottin Productions
Marcus Brancly .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
James Clark .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Rich E. Cordobes .... special effects runner
Allen Coulter .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Tracy DeFreitas .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Brian Dewe .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Stephan Dupuis .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Mike Elizalde .... special effects technician
Fernando Favila .... project coordinator: The Bottin Effects Crew
Jim Feldman .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Gunnar Ferdinandsen .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Greg Figiel .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Scott R. Fisher .... special effects
Thomas L. Fisher .... special effects coordinator
Tamara Fites .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Erick Geisler .... creature effects
Roy Goode .... mechanical
Lee Grodsky .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Gloria Hylton .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Sergio Jara Jr. .... special effects assistant
Karen Kleinfeld .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Bruce Y. Kuroyama .... special effects technician
Dale L. Martin .... special effects
Robin McDonald .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Tricia McFarlin .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Don McLeod .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Chuck Montova .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Becky Ochoa .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Dennis Pawlik .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Art Pimentel .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Margaret Prentice .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew (as Margaret Beserra)
Vincent Prentice .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Tom Prossner .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Alberto Revilla .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Samuel Sanz .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Dawn M. Severdia .... project coordinator: The Bottin Effects Crew
Ernie Shelton .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Loren Soman .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Alfred Sousa .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Richard Stutsman .... special effects foreman: miniature unit
Miles Teves .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Blake Torney .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Andrea Toste .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Gene Young .... model construction
Stuart Ziff .... effects crew: The Bottin Effects Crew
Louise Alvarez .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Robert DeVine .... special effects (uncredited)
Johan Klingler .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Yarek Alfer .... head sculptor
Philip Bartko .... mechanical effects technician
Elissa Bello .... visual effects
Rob Bottin .... character visual effects
Eric Brevig .... visual effects supervisor
John Frederick Bryant .... production engineer: Metrolight Studios
Rob Burton .... realtime motion control supervisor
Kathy Chasen-Hay .... visual effects editor
Brent Collins .... computer graphics designer
Michael Condro .... motion control programmer/operator
Thierry Coup .... model maker
C. Marie Davis .... additional visual effects editor
Christopher Duddy .... visual effects
Alex Funke .... director of miniature photography: Dream Quest Images
Paul Gentry .... director of photography: visual effects blue screen unit
Erik Henry .... visual effects editorial
Tom L. Hutchinson .... digital effects artist
Patric Kenly .... visual effects animation cameraman: DQI
Carole A. Kenneally .... video effects coordinator
Bill Kent .... motion control operator
James W. Kristoff .... executive in charge of production: MetroLight Studios
Brad Kuehn .... optical photography supervisor
Mark A. Lasoff .... software designer
Jeff Matakovich .... optical supervisor: Dream Quest
Tim McGovern .... visual effects: cgi director
Rob Menapace .... motion control graphics
George Merkert .... visual effects producer
Rexford L. Metz .... visual effects photographer (as Rexford Metz)
Derrick Mitchell .... assistant visual effects editor
Marlo Pabon .... visual effects compositor: DQI
David A. Poole .... visual effects
William Powloski .... motion control
B.J. Rack .... visual effects producer
Linda Renaud .... assistant visual effects editor
Thomas Rosseter .... optical lineup
Dobbie Schiff .... visual effects executive producer: MetroLight Studios
Mary Siceloff .... visual effects line producer
Jesse Silver .... matte artist
Steve Slocomb .... camera operator
Mark Stetson .... miniature effects co-supervisor: SVSI
Michael Talarico .... motion control camera technician: Dreamquest Images
Donna Tracy .... digital compositor: matte painter
George Trimmer .... chief model maker
James Valentine .... rotoscope supervisor
George Willis .... model maker
Mark Yuricich .... miniature effects foreman
Judy Elkins .... motion control operator: miniatures (uncredited)
Michael Kory .... CG monitor graphics (uncredited)
John Mauvezin .... model maker (uncredited)
Scott Ross .... general manager: ILM (uncredited)
Laurel Schneider .... miniature effects production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gerardo Albarrán .... stunts (as Gerardo Moreno)
Andy Armstrong .... stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Alejandro Avendano .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunts (as Bruce Barbour)
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunts
Simone Boisseree .... stunts
Clay Boss .... stunts
May Boss .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Cheré Bryson .... stunts (as Chere Rae Bryson)
Richard E. Butler .... stunts
Roger Callard .... stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunts
Jordi Casares .... stunts
Ann Chatterton .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
Simon Crane .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Leon Delaney .... stunts
Nick Dimitri .... stunts
Kenny Endoso .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Stephanie Epper .... stunts
Donna Evans .... stunts
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunts (as Dana Evenson)
Jose Gallegos .... stunts
Buddy Gilyard .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunts
Ed Hamilton .... stunts
Roy E. Harrison .... stunts (as Roy Harrison)
Swan Hefner .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Marcia Holley .... stunts
Robert Jauregui .... stunts (as Bob Jauregui)
Jeff Jensen .... stunts
Jesse V. Johnson .... stunts (as Jess Johnson)
Peter Kent .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Peter Kent .... stunts
Joel Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Steven Lambert .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Wendy Leech .... stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
Lars Lundgren .... stunts
Mauricio Martínez .... stunts
Mike H. McGaughy .... stunts (as Mike McGaughy)
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts (as Bronco McLaughlin)
Wayne Michaels .... stunts
Bennie Moore .... stunts
Gabriela Moreno .... stunts
Steve Picerni .... stunts
Gábor Piroch .... stunts
Terry Richards .... stunts
Walter Robles .... stunts (as Walt Robles)
Gregg Sargeant .... stunts
Cherie Tash .... stunts
Rafael Valdez .... stunts
Ric Roman Waugh .... stunts (as Ric Waugh)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunts (as Gary Wayton)
David Webster .... stunts (as J. David Webster)
Danny Weselis .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Erik Cord .... stunts (uncredited)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy D. Lucas .... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Bob Bremner .... gaffer
Donald Bryant .... camera operator
Richard Clark .... video playback supervisor
Gustavo Covarrubias .... best boy (as Gustavo Covarrubias Garcia)
Teodoro García .... second assistant camera (as Teodoro Garcia Lopez)
Anette Haellmigk .... camera operator
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip
Adolfo Lara .... chief electrician
Ignazio Maccarone .... electrician (as Ignacio Maccarrone)
Ignazio Maccarone .... gaffer (as Ignacio Maccarrone)
Hector M. Garcia Marin .... first assistant camera (as Hector Marcos Garcia Marin)
David McMillan .... lighting technician
Carlos Montaño .... camera operator (as Carlos Montano J.)
Enrique Morales .... electrician (as Enrique Morales Montañez)
Enrique Morales .... gaffer (as Enrique Morales Montañez)
Francisco Roble Mota .... electrician
Francisco Roble Mota .... gaffer
Guillermo Moysen .... first assistant camera (as Guillermo Moysen Rosas)
Álex Phillips Jr. .... director of photography: second unit
Juan Manuel Priego .... second assistant camera
Xavier Pérez Grobet .... first assistant camera (as Xavier Perez Grobet)
Alan B. Samuels .... video assist operator
Chuck Shuman .... plate and blue screen photography (as Chuck Schuman)
Steve Slocomb .... camera operator
Bill Thornhill .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Claudia Becker .... casting: Mexico
Joni Kearney .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator
Ismael Jardon .... wardrobe (as Ismael Jardon Tejas)
Taneia Lednicky .... set costumer
Abel Melo .... wardrobe
Mayes C. Rubeo .... assistant costume designer (as Mayes Castillero de Rubeo)
Joan Thomas .... costume supervisor (as Joan Skelton Thomas)
 
Editorial Department
Derek Brechin .... assistant editor
Noori Dehnahi .... post-production coordinator
Ron Lambert .... color timer
Teressa Longo .... assistant editor
Humberto Luna-Gallardo .... apprentice editor
Edgar Pavon .... assistant editor (as Edgar Pavon Arce)
Carlos Puente .... assistant editor (as Carlos Puente Ortega)
Florent Retz .... assistant editor
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Martin Fuentes Wilchis .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruce Botnick .... music engineer
Darrell Hall .... assistant music editor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Steve Love .... music supervisor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn
 
Transportation Department
Jon Carpenter .... transportation
Alan Collis .... transportation captain
Donald Collis .... transportation
Jack Collis .... transportation
Lynn Collis .... transportation
Bob Dewitt .... transportation
John Dickenson .... transportation
John Downey .... driver
Ricardo Díaz Avilés .... driver (as Ricardo Díaz)
Alma Rosa Elizondo .... transportation
Shane Greedy .... production van driver
Manuel Paredes Murillo .... driver
Alfonso Paredes .... driver
David Trevino .... transportation captain
Tim Wolf .... transportation
 
Other crew
Armando Amador .... production auditor (as Armando Amador Díaz)
Kim Balser .... assistant to executive producer
Michael Barnes .... legal attorney
Pablo Buelna .... assistant: Mr. Badin
Jane Bulmer .... assistant to executive producer
Corey Burton .... adr loop group
Craig Campobasso .... liason: Los Angeles
Eric Clarke .... production assistant
Rhonda Columb .... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
Jim Davidson .... production controller
Tony Didio Jr. .... armorer
Lynn Ehrensperger .... assistant: Mr. Verhoeven
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Lily Flaschner .... location manager
Judith Goodman .... production coordinator
Jesús Guerrero .... crowd coordinator (as Jesus Guerrero)
María Asunción Gómez .... assistant production accountant (as Maria Asuncion Gomez)
Mario Kassar .... presenter
Mark David Katchur .... assistant production accountant (as Mark Katchur)
Mark A. Lasoff .... software designer
Steve Lionetti .... production assistant (as Steven Lionetti)
Norah Lozano .... production auditor
Jorge Mancilla .... security chief (as Mayor Jorge Mancilla López)
Lynn Marks .... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger
Steve Newman .... marketing coordinator
Rosa Lilia Pérez Ortega .... production secretary
Dennis J. Parrish .... production associate
Charles Pattenson .... production assistant
Gary Platek .... laser and cloud effects
Trudy Ramirez .... script supervisor
Joel Rosenberg .... assistant production accountant
Anna Roth .... location manager
Lilia Soto Aragón .... script supervisor (as Lilia Soto Aragon)
Sven-Ole Thorsen .... trainer
Belinda Uriegas .... assistant: Mr. Badin
Andrew G. Vajna .... presenter (as Andrew Vajna)
Mike Wacker .... assistant: Mr. Schwarzenegger (as Michael Wacker)
Frans J. Afman .... financial consultant (uncredited)
Harry Kopoian .... airport liaison: Mexico (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Syd Dutton .... special thanks
David Gale .... special thanks
Lisa Krohn .... special thanks
Dan Speaker .... special thanks
Bill Taylor .... special thanks
Larry Watermann .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El vengador del futuro" - USA (Spanish title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
113 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M (cut) | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2005) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2001) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1991) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1990) | France:-12 | Germany:16 (uncut version) (re-rating) (2011) | Germany:16 (cut version) (1991) | Iceland:16 | India:A | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (theatrical re-release) (2012) | USA:R (certificate #30288) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
In the featurette Imagining 'Total Recall' (2001) (V), editor Frank J. Urioste said that most of the external shots of Mars almost didn't make it into the final cut of the movie, much to his dismay. The producers felt that those shots would be too expensive and would make the movie go over budget. Urioste then addressed his concerns about those shots to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was able to convince the producers not to remove the external shots from the final cut.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Richter is shooting at Quaid from the top of the escalator he uses a human shield then turns and throws the body at the goons on the escalator below him you can see the stuntman's eyes open and face cringe as he flies through the air.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[Doug awakens from a nightmare]
Lori:Doug? Honey, are you all right?
[nods]
Lori:You were dreaming. Doug? Was it about Mars?
[nods]
Lori:[kisses him] Is that better?
Douglas Quaid:Hmm.
Lori:My poor baby. This is getting to be an obsession.
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Soundtrack:
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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Verhoeven bonkers adaptation of a P. K. Dick story., 20 April 2008
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Doug Quaid keeps getting recurring dreams about a visit to Mars. In spite of his friends warnings, he decides to have a memory implanted Mars holiday. But during the implantation he remembers being a secret agent who is fighting evil Mars boss Vilos Cohaagen. Things are about to go very intergalactic bonkers indeed.

Total Recall finds director Paul Verhoeven on particularly OTT form, with the often maligned director cranking up the action and violence to the max. So then, who better to play out the carnage than the big Austrian oak himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger? It was actually Schwarzenegger who brought Verhoeven into the picture. The idea for the film had been kicking around for years, a number of director's came and went, David Cronenberg famously worked on a screenplay for a year only to have it jettisoned for being too close to the P. K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale". The makers wanted a high energy sci-fi blockbuster, a star vehicle for Schwarzenegger, and Verhoeven was only too happy to oblige.

Total Recall is a fascinating concept as we find ourselves wondering what in fact is reality? Quaid himself is never quite sure as the film takes a delicious twist at the midpoint to further compound the confusion, but in true Verhoeven style, it all comes crashing together in a giant ball of bangs, crashes and explosions. It should be noted that the film is far removed from the cerebral essence of Dick's story, and really when one saw that Schwarzenegger was to star in a Verhoeven directed adaptation, one really should be prepared for the high octane brain dumb down that Total Recall is. Something which was beyond some highbrow critics who are still baffled by the gargantuan financial success of the film (it made over $260 million worldwide).

Fleshing out the cast are a stoic reliable bunch. Rachael Ticotin, Ronny Cox, Sharon Stone & Michael Ironside deliver the expected tongue in cheek professionalism. While the effects prove to be a mixture of the poor and the decent; tho it's nice to see the often lost art of model work being of a pretty high standard. All of which leaves me personally with a film that I find to be a hugely enjoyable piece of uber violent popcorn fodder. 8/10

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