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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Douglas Quaid / Hauser
... Lori Quaid
... Melina
... Cohaagen
... Harry
... Matthias
... McClane
... Marek
... Resistance Fighter
... Military Adjutant
Natalie Lisinska ... Bohemian Nurse
... Bank Clerk
Stephen MacDonald ... Slacker
... Rekall Receptionist
LinLyn Lue ... Resistance Woman
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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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Is it real Is it 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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Also Known As:

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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

The folding pocket knife Quaid uses when he breaks into his old residence is a production model from CRKT called the "K.I.S.S." See more »

Goofs

When Quaid shows the new guy where to safely hold parts on the robot they are assembling, in the next shot the new guy doesn't seem to take any notice and puts his hand in the unsafe position again and continues working. See more »

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[first lines]
Melina: Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
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References The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

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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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Whoever Owns the Film Rights to Philip K. Dick's Stories Should Be Ashamed!
3 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

The acting was mediocre. In one scene I even felt an actor was having difficulty with his lines and that's annoying! What's even more annoying is that the main "bad guy" is a depraved, Teflon-coated, wonder woman who can easily beat the stuffing out of our hero, despite the fact he also happens to be a professionally trained killer with muscles the size of bowling balls. Throughout the entire movie, this wonder woman just keeps coming back like a pesty stalker. Hardly getting a scratch until the very end. I was even waiting for her to start talking like Clint Eastwood! She also enjoyed explaining herself too much and I was really hoping she would get dispatched ASAP because her presence was undermining the entire story!

I have to admit I cared about the good guys! I wanted them to win, but unlike the first Total Recall, I didn't care nearly as much. In the original film I desperately wanted the good guys to win! In the remake my feelings were muted. After all the remake has been dumbed-down, which makes it dull. Sure there's plenty of CGI eye candy and plenty of Clone Trooper-type guys in body armor getting miraculously mowed down at every corner. But the story is not edgy in the least! Unlike the original Total Recall, where you really didn't know if the good guys were going to win.

And the remake has no message, unlike the original. The original was about mind-bogglingly oppressive corporate greed and as a result you felt a wide range of strong emotions! So much was at stake!

I don't like it when a great story is reduced to so many campy clichés! There was great tension building in the first half of the film only to fall apart later! It's so obvious Hollywood focus-grouped the screenplay to death in order to pander to the teen and pre-teen boy segment of the movie going public! Too bad Philip K. Dick will be spinning in his grave tonight. Whoever owns the film rights to his stories should be ashamed of themselves and PLEASE make no more movies if this is the best you can do! Try to protect the man's legacy, instead!


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