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Total Recall (2012)

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A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Quaid / Hauser
Stephen MacDonald ...
LinLyn Lue ...


For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. Written by Sony Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vengador del futuro  »

Box Office


$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,577,758 (USA) (3 August 2012)


$58,877,969 (USA) (5 October 2012)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


| (extended director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Actor Colin Farrell actually spent a night on the set because he wanted "to see what it would be like to wake up in the future". See more »


At the beginning of the film, it's stated that "The Fall" is the only means of transport between the UFB and the Colony. So the 'invasion' would be simple to stop, but just destroying the tunnel used by the fall, i.e. blow it up. See more »


[first lines]
Melina: Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) See more »


Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor
Op. 27, No. 2 ("Moonlight Sonata")
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Colin Farrell
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User Reviews

Garbage on film!
4 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Total Recall - What a waste of money and talent! Unfortunately, none of these 2 aspects are a part of this film.

You have high paid actors, 2 female A listers, a highly gross budget, and a lot of money spent for nothing! I am not sure what the purpose of remaking this film was for. The Swarzenneger original was a clever and entertaining film for it's time. If the original was bad, then I would understand why some studio would have an interest in remaking it. Building the creativity of the story.

However, the original did it's part and for what market or audience it was originally intended for, the original did the trick and this is just a sloppy makeover. A film of this kind has but one purpose - to hopefully, ride the coat-tails of the original (without really adding anything clever) in order to try and build up the bank bucks on another unnecessary sequel. Shame on you!

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