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(1990)

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Followed by 

Total Recall 2070 (1999) (TV Movie)
Total Recall 2070 (1999) (TV Series)

Version of 

Total Recall 2070 (1999) (TV Movie)
based on the same short story
Total Recall (2012)
based on the same short story

Spin-off 

Total Recall (1990) (Video Game)

References 

Metropolis (1927)
Westworld (1973)
Capricorn One (1977)
Heavy Metal (1981)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
On 39-th minute when Quaid inspecting the case, he finds operator card with address '557986 Elm Street'.
Dune (1984)
Innerspace (1987)
Die Hard (1988)
The computer at ReKall looks up a "Mr. McClane," and is similar to the one seen in structure.

Referenced in 

Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Operation Kubiak (1990) (TV Episode)
Movie poster seen at Mondo Video
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Parker Lewis Can't Win (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker says, "It's like 'Total Recall,' when Schwarzenegger finds out it's all a bad memory implant."
Popful Mail (1991) (Video Game)
Nuts Cracker's head comes off in the opening scene and as it explodes on Mail, it says, "Get ready for a big surprise!"
Flashback: The Quest for Identity (1992) (Video Game)
Conrad loses his memory and he must try and get it back, and he is also accompanied by himself in a holocube
The Journeyman Project (1993) (Video Game)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Mentioned as the movie's equivalent in violence
Freaked (1993)
Escape Through Time (1993) (Video)
True Lies (1994)
Fresh Bait (1995)
Suspect Device (1995) (TV Movie)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
The concept of implanting of fake memories in one's mind to change his/her identities is similar in both the films
Toy Story (1995)
When Woody opens Buzz's helmet, Buzz comments that his eyes could have been sucked from their sockets. Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in Total Recall has nightmares with similar consequences
Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
In Duke Nukem, Duke goes into the red light district and Duke uses a hologram to confuse and trick the murderous aliens in L.A.
The Game (1997)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Michael Ironside loses an arm in both films
Rugrats: Ransom of Cynthia/Turtle Recall (1997) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Friends: The One with Chandler in a Box (1997) (TV Episode)
Mention by name
Dark City (1998)
Soldier (1998)
P.U.N.K.S. (1999) (Video)
Lanny mentions a movie where Arnold's eyes pop out of his head and he has a homing device in his nose.
The Matrix (1999)
Neo is offered a red pill to return to reality.
Fight Club (1999)
on shelf in video store
The Alien Legacy (1999) (Video)
The Directors: The Films of David Cronenberg (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cronenberg.
Hollow Man (2000)
Monarch of the Glen: Episode #2.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
Lexie says the name of the film when she scolds Duncan for not telling her about Fergal and Katrina.
Red Faction (2001) (Video Game)
Family Guy: A Fish Out of Water (2001) (TV Episode)
Peter talks about "The chick with 3 boobs from Total Recall"
Impostor (2001)
the protagonist is suspected of being a replicant
Dark Angel: Some Assembly Required (2001) (TV Episode)
Cindy: "Now that he's got his total recall on, what's next?"
Imagining 'Total Recall' (2001) (Video)
Visions of Mars (2001) (Video)
Undeclared: Truth or Dare (2002) (TV Episode)
Steven notices that Perry has the movie on tape then they briefly discuss it.
Heaven (2002)
Resident Evil (2002)
Cypher (2002)
The Machinist (2004)
Michael Ironside's character in both films has either one or both arms cut off.
Tripping the Rift: Totally Recalled (2004) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is a take off on this film's title
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005)
videotape in stack
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Discussed changes made for rating
Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006) (Video)
VHS tape seen
Metalocalypse: Dethkomedy (2006) (TV Episode)
Nathan Explosion has a mutant strapped to his chest who who resembles and is named after Kuato
Saturday Night Live: Jaime Pressly/Corinne Bailey Rae (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in Kuoto Skit
Knocked Up (2007)
Ben immitates a scene from this movie
Disturbia (2007)
poster seen on wall
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
Robert Mruczek wears a capaign shirt that resembles the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johansson/Björk (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Quado skit
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
The Three Breasted Girl
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007) (Video Game)
A lot of switches and doors in the game have the same hand symbol of the oxygen device in Total Recall
The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
The Simpsons: That 90's Show (2008) (TV Episode)
Comic Book Guy mentions it
Meet Market (2008)
Ca. 22 min. into the movie, Lucinda mentions a (mock) porn video called 'Scrotal Recall' in dialogue.
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)
The concept of implanting of fake memories in one's mind to change his/her identities is similar in both the films
Tales from the Script (2009)
The script is discussed.
Hooking Up (2009)
During the opening track dialogue scene, Colin mentions "the chick with three tits" from Total Recall.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Equilibrium (2009) (TV Episode)
is said to be better than Equilibrium
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
A character directly references the chaos of 'Recall's' bus station scene.
The League: The Draft (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Big Bang Theory: The Vengeance Formulation (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part I (2010) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions it.
Warehouse 13: Where and When (2010) (TV Episode)
In the film, Jack (inhabited by Pete) tells Pete "Get yaw ass to Mahs." Pete repeats it and exclaims, "Total Recall! I love that movie!"
The Venture Bros.: Everybody Comes to Hank's (2010) (TV Episode)
In his message to himself, Hank says, "Get your ass to Mars."
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Howl of the Fright Hound (2010) (TV Episode)
The gang walk behind a giant X-ray screen
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (2010) (Video Game)
At one point Max says in a German/Austrian accent "You have what you vant, now give zem zer air."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.38 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says there will be a remake of the film with Congressman Charlie Rangel saying "I don't recall, I don't recall"
Angry (2010)
Text on paper references dialogue ("Opportunity of a life time.")
Paul (2011)
The woman with 3 tits on the comic and Paul's sweat running down his cheek in the store.
The Mechanical Man (2011) (Short)
Josh Frisch's character's last name is Quaid, the same last name as Arnold Schwarzenegger's character.
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "Is this the real me? Yes, it is"
Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011)
In the fight between Xiaoyu and Alisa, Xiaoyu kicks Alisa's head off then as Xiaoyu grabs it, it explodes on Xiaoyu
50/50 (2011)
Kyle says Adam's backwound resembles Kuato's face in Total Recall.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Good Luck Chuck (2011) (TV Episode)
"Stu and the three-boob chick from Total Recall..."
Face Off: Alien Interpreters (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Special Collector's Edition: Instinto Básico (2012) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.89 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike when reading aloud a news article regarding Paul Verhoeven.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Scissors (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned as the film Sharon Stone did before Scissors
Special Collector's Edition: Las amistades peligrosas (2012) (TV Episode)
release mentioned
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.178 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says the 2012 film has a similar theme as the original
Plan B (2012) (Short)
Line: "That looks like Kuato from Total Recall"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Schwarzenegger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions it being the first R rated movie he watched.
Total Recall (2012)
The "Two Weeks" woman from the 1990 version shows up at about the same point in the movie (although with different results).
The Expendables 2 (2012)
When Trench saves the Expendable and miners in the cave, he uses the drilling machine that Benny used in this movie. Trench replies "in his dreams" when Caesar promises to terminate him if Caeasar's weapon isn't returned.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.122 (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather reviews the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Seth MacFarlane/Frank Ocean (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Steve Harvey" segment
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.146 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions Arnold Schwarzenegger's memoirs, which are named after the movie.
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
DVD is shown.
Alphas: If Memory Serves (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Graham Norton Show: Arnold Schwarzenegger/Ronnie Corbett/Miranda Hart/Usher (2012) (TV Episode)
Graham shows a hardcopy of Arnold's book, "Total Recall", which takes its title from the film.
Mad: Total Recall Me Maybe/The Asgardigans (2012) (TV Episode)
Melina tells Hauser that he's not built like a car like Schwarzenegger who portrayed the original Donald Quaid/Hauser.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.62 (2012) (TV Episode)
JibJab recap of the year depicts Arnold Schwarzenegger with a three-breasted alien woman
Gangster Squad (2013)
O'Mara uses the motion of an elevator to dismember one of Cohen's goons, Doug Quaid also did this to one of Cohaagen's goons in Total Recall.
Cougar Town: This Old Town (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Special Collector's Edition: Serpico (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD shown
Family Guy: Total Recall (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2013) (Video Game)
In one mission, the player must destroy Blood Dragon eggs in a facility called the Hauser Facility, which is same name as one of the characters in the film.
Elysium (2013)
Damon's character escapes when being tied up and some scientists are trying to read his mind. Similar things happen to Schwarzenegger's character in Total Recall.
Dean Norris Spoils Everything Else (2013) (Short)
Mentioned by Dean Norris.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Hub (2013) (TV Episode)
A rather large object is pulled out of a characters nose in a similar fashion as a well known scene in the 1990's Total Recall.
The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)
Dialogue homage.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pontiac Bandit (2014) (TV Episode)
Jake and Doug talk about the three breasted woman from the film.
Cougar Town: The Trip to Pirate's Cove (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Comfort Zone: 'Noah' Movie Review (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
The Simpsons: What to Expect When Bart's Expecting (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced on a billboard during the opening sequence
Epic Ink: Welcome to Area 51 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialog
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Chocolate Milk (2014) (TV Episode)
"Scrotal Recall"

Featured in 

The Making of 'Total Recall' (1990) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert: Misery/Hidden Agenda/Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the segment on the violent and depressing movies children watch.
Siskel & Ebert: Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Unlikeliest Star (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, including this one.
Arena: Philip K Dick: A Day in the Afterlife (1994) (TV Episode)
Footage from the film is used.
The Making of 'True Lies' (1994) (TV Movie)
clip shown
Imagining 'Total Recall' (2001) (Video)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) (TV Series)
Footage from this is featured.
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1990 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this is featured.
Troldspejlet: Episode #33.8 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Brief clip
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips used.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Cable #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"So the comic had a quip from Total Recall. Genius."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Air Raiders #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Give these people air."
Pauw & Witteman: Episode #4.76 (2010) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger is shown.
Models & Skeletons: The Special Effects of Total Recall (2010) (Video)
the persons interviewed talked about this movie
The Hour: Episode #7.77 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during "The Debrief".
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Arnie puns
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cat Fights (2011) (TV Episode)
#8
Nostalgia Critic: Total Recall (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Special Collector's Edition: Desafío Total (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Put It in Gere (1990) (Video)
Total Reball (1990) (Video)
Porn Parody
The Naked Truth (1992)
Spoofed in film.
Chao ji xue xiao ba wang (1993)
In Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger has to get a big red ball out of his brain through his nose. In Future Cops a big red ball has to go inside the brain of one character through his nose.
The Silence of the Hams (1994)
Third Breast/Interchangable Head
Backfire! (1995)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Zorg's Secretary is painting her nails in the same way Reckall's Secretary does on Totall Recall, by selecting the nail and filling it digitally with the selected color.
2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
arrival in the moon
South Park: Asspen (2002) (TV Episode)
The woman's boobs that shout "Quaid!" "Start the re-actor" are parodying the mutant from this movie.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Total Re-Carl (2003) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is a parody of the title of this film
The Venture Bros.: The Trial of the Monarch (2004) (TV Episode)
Tiny Attorney's physical appearance is a spoof of Kuato.
Oroshitate Musical Nerima Daikon Brothers: Ore no karakuri dekai de shô (2006) (TV Episode)
When Yakuki takes off the disguise, it's similar to how Arnold takes off the mask he's wearing at the station on Mars.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Wade dad imitates a scene from this movie
Vito Power (2008) (Short)
The 'device which has the power to obliterate the world" pays homage to this movie

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