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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 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.

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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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What is real? What is recall? See more »


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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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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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The first film that married couple Len Wiseman and Kate Beckinsale have worked on together that isn't Underworld (2003) related. See more »

Goofs

On the TV news broadcast about 11-13 minutes in, the weather forecast is erroneously spelled "Weather FORCAST". This occurs in a couple of different scenes. See more »

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Melina: Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
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Referenced in DVD-R Hell: The Day the Clown Cried (2014) See more »

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Written by Ebow Graham, Pavan Mukhi, Luca Gulotta and Joseph Erskine
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I liked it. Not like the original, but that's why I liked it.
31 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Too many reviews comparing it to the 1990 film with Arnie. If the Arnie version was never put out, then everyone would be saying how great this adaptation really is in it's own merit. (And seriously can you really say that you would have given the Arnie version a 10 if you saw it today, come on now).

The action sequences were great. The fighting choreography was good. In all honesty I think Kate Beckinsale is one of the better female action stars out there, I mean she can really kick ass. Well the CG was awesome. The interpretation of the future was well though out. I especially liked that there were cars hovering and not "flying" using a magnetic levitation system (very realistic look into the future of transportation).

The plot was decent, and this is where it loses 1 star. I thought it did a great job adapting Philip K. Dick's science fiction story into it's own. However, I thought that it followed too similar in plot sequence of the 1990 film. It would have been a 10 for me otherwise.

I wished that they could have really gone another way making it a complete mind f*** that would just blow our minds away. They could really had more fun with the memory thing.

Overall, great action film and worth seeing. Just don't compare it to the 1990 film.


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