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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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Len Wiseman

Writers:

Kurt Wimmer (screenplay by), Mark Bomback (screenplay by) | 10 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Douglas Quaid / Hauser
Kate Beckinsale ... Lori Quaid
Jessica Biel ... Melina
Bryan Cranston ... Cohaagen
Bokeem Woodbine ... Harry
Bill Nighy ... Matthias
John Cho ... McClane
Will Yun Lee ... Marek
Milton Barnes ... Resistance Fighter
James McGowan ... Military Adjutant
Natalie Lisinska ... Bohemian Nurse
Michael Therriault ... Bank Clerk
Stephen MacDonald Stephen MacDonald ... Slacker
Mishael Morgan ... Rekall Receptionist
LinLyn Lue LinLyn Lue ... Resistance Woman
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Originally adapted by director Paul Verhoeven in 1990, author Philip K. Dick's classic Sci-Fi short story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale returns to the big screen in this remake starring Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, and Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Underworld's Len Wiseman. The planet has been decimated by nuclear war in the late 21st century, leaving only two nations -- the United Federation of Britain and the Colony. Douglas Quaid (Farrell) is a factory worker with a stable job and a loving wife (Beckinsale), but upon learning that a company named Rekall could grant him the memory of the ultimate espionage adventure, he decides that a virtual vacation is better than no vacation at all. But in the midst of having the new memories implanted, something goes haywire. Still strapped to the chair as the system breaks down, he's branded a spy as the authorities close in, and quickly flees for his life. Later, Quaid discovers that he has a secret identity, and he joins forces ...

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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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Trivia

When Quaid retrieves his safe-deposit box, next to the United Federation of Britain 50 currency unit note with Barack Obama is a 1000 currency unit note with a picture of Loren Wiseman, father of director Len Wiseman. See more »

Goofs

When Doug and Lori are fighting, Doug gets kicked into a set of stairs. A crash pad is clearly visible when Doug hits the stairs and seconds later is not there anymore. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melina: Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
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Alternate Versions

The scene where the three-breasted woman is topless has been re-shot for the US release due to different moral standards. The version released in European countries is unchanged. See more »

Connections

References The Seven Year Itch (1955) 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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Better Than I Expected
9 February 2013 | by richcarter1962See all my reviews

If your looking for a flick that each character has a lot of levels and of dynamics between each character then DO NOT watch this, go get then go watch the descendants, or even a better movie, Silver Linings Playbook. Honestly I can't imagine why anyone would say they expected more out of this movie. It exactly what it promises.

The action is almost non-stop, the acting, well there actually actors in this remake, I still refuse to think of Governor Schwanegger as an actor. Collin Farrell definitely brings more the table. The special are of course light years ahead of the original. In my opinion the story line was quite different from the original, which I found to be a good thing.

If you're looking for an easy to watch movie that exciting and fun, (and let's be honest who doesn't like a girl on girl fight between Jennifer Beal and Kate Beckinsale), then watch this movie, it's fun. If your looking for Shakesspeare, not gonna get it.


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Release Date:

3 August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,577,758, 5 August 2012

Gross USA:

$58,877,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$198,467,168
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2.35 : 1
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