R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or does he?
Puppets of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin and Ronny Cox were made and used for the scenes where Quaid, Rachel and Cohaggen are dying of explosive decompression.
Doug? Honey, are you all right?
Lori: You were dreaming. Doug? Was it about Mars?
Lori: Is that better?
Douglas Quaid: Hmm.
Lori: My poor baby. This is getting to be an obsession.
The exterior shots of Mars depicts the Martian sky as having either a dark orange or deep crimson color to it. In reality, the Martian sky is not as deeply colored, and actually a light pink or light orange color at times. Furthermore, the night sky on Mars is shown to be just a slightly darker red/orange than the day sky, when in reality the Martian night sky is just as black/starry as it appears on Earth.
Play the Total Recall (1990) video game by Acclaim.
The Finnish theatrical release (1990) was rated K/F-18 but still cut by 23 seconds. The VHS release (1991) was rated K/F-16 and cut by 68 seconds. The DVD release of 2001 is rated K/F-18 and is listed as uncut.
£175,166 (UK) (29 July 1990)
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