A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used-car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Recall - 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.
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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Near the beginning as Doug and Lori are watching TV, a commercial airs advertising Game 4 of a fictitious World Series between the non-existent Tokyo Samurais and the Toronto Blue Jays. The real Blue Jays had never reached the World Series when this movie was released, but would win it in back to back seasons just 2 years later. See more »
The piece of the chocolate bar that Quaid hides the tracking bug in changes size after it is picked up by the rats. 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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In the original film prints, there is a single company credit (Metrolight) for Skeleton Sequence (about a minute before the end of the credits, shortly before ILM); this is because the company was new and didn't know how to negotiate to get individual names listed. When the team was lauded for their CGI work, names were added in for the videotape release (but the credits returned to the original on DVD and Blu-ray). This is mentioned, with visuals of both versions, on the Models and Skeletons special effects documentary on the Blu-ray. See more »
Both An Fun Popcorn Movie And An Intelligent Thriller
Paul Verhoeven Is An Interesting Director. His Trilogy Of Great Sci-Fi Films (Between This He Directed Robocop (1987) And Starship Troopers (1997) Blend Both Ultra Violence And Satire With A Tongue In Cheek Sense Of Humor. He Can Add Inelegance To A Seemingly Dumb Action Movie. His Film Total Recall Is A Perfect Example Of This. Total Recall Is A Movie You Can Both Turn On And Turn Off Your Brain For. You Can Pay Attention To The Mind Bending Plot Or Just Pay Attention To The Explosions On Screen.
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