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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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Storyline

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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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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3 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vengador del futuro  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,577,758, 5 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,877,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$198,467,168
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Trivia

When Quaid/Hauser is fighting the synthetic on top of the six-way elevator car and the synthetic loses an arm, this is a nod to the original film where Michael Ironside's character suffered in a similar way. See more »

Goofs

In the first ten minutes when the characters are boarding the Fall, the female speaker says that they are now boarding the "7:15 flight." However in a conversation with his friend, they discuss having to wake up for their 6:00AM shifts. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melina: Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
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Connections

References Live Free or Die Hard (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor
Op. 31, No. 2 ("The Tempest")
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Simon Chamberlain
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Total let down
6 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie is one of those remakes which is not as good as the original 90s version. In other words it was pointless.

There is some continuing action that keeps one mildly engaged but the story is weak. The Arnie version had a clear and interesting plot with charm and wit remember "Sweetheart, be reasonable. After all, we're married!", "Consider this a divorce". Also the climax was grand and fascinating - the lack of oxygen bug eyed thing.

There are some vast multi level future cities that resemble an overcrowded Hong Kong or Shanghai. But the chase routines that race through them are repetitive after a while.

Kate Beckinsale's character kept popping back too many times and there is no reason why she is so relentless. Maybe just because her husband is the director. It was nice to see Jessica Biel in a big budget movie again. Colin Farrell plays a more regular guy than an action hero which is good but he doesn't have interesting lines to deliver.

Overall, see this if you want to but be warned it's not as good as the 90s version.


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