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Total Recall

  • Dec 1, 2009
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Doblas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) decides to take a virtual vacation of a trip to Mars. However things go wrong with his "vacation," and he decides to head to Mars for real. Or does he?

Total Recall is a futuristic action movie filled with assassins, mutants, and a story that will make your brain explode trying to discern what is real, and what isn't.

Total Recall was directed by Paul Verhoeven and based off the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale." Total Recall was nominated for two Oscars, and won five other awards.

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January 14, 2010
You can certainly tell that this was adapted from a Phil Dick story--it has all the trademark paranoia and his "is it is or is it ain't " reality.
 
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review by . July 16, 2009
It's easy to forget these days, in the times of Governor Schwarzenegger sending IOUs to Californians, that there was a period when Arnold owned the movie industry. At the height of his fame audiences would flock to whatever he was in whether it was A-class, like The Terminator, or utter nonsense such as Raw Deal. And yes, in his fading years the audiences weren't showing up for Jingle All the Way, Eraser, End of Days, etc. but those were the bitter cynical years of the late 1990s, and they'd tried …
review by . December 10, 2008
Just writing a review for this movie is making me crack up. My mother and I quote lines from this movie at least 10 times during any discourse. For you see, this is perhaps Schwarzenegger's best movie if you don't take it all that seriously.     I won't get into the details of the plot (Wikipedia does a good job in that field), but I can say that any film that casts Schwarzenegger in the future on another planet that contains women with three boobs (yes, it's in the movie!) is …
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Total Recall, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, takes place in the year 2084. The film is loosely based on Philip K. Dick's novelette "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." Schwarzenegger plays the role of Douglas Quaid, a construction worker who desires to "visit" Mars by having the memories implanted in his brain. During the procedure, Quaid begins to behave violently, the result of a previous, failed implant procedure. Quaid is then sent home but realizes that he must reconstruct his own existence as he encounters clues and countless individuals from his past.
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