Total Recall (1990)

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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?

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bob Tzudiker in Total Recall (1990)
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Did You Know?


Hauser/Douglas Quaid is a character who doesn't know who he is, yet people who DO know who he is are trying to kill him. Michael Biehn who starred with him in The Terminator (1984) played an almost identical role as a character named Eddy Kay in Timebomb (1991).


Lori: 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.


There is a scene where Richter and Cohaagen have a videophone conversation in a car. Unless future technology can overcome physical cannot have a conversation with someone on Mars from Earth without a delay of about 12 minutes between transmission and reception of signals. The speed of light and distance to Mars prohibits a real-time conversation.

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Play the Total Recall (1990) video game by Acclaim.

Alternate Versions

Film was initially given an X-rating by the MPAA. The following are the scenes that were trimmed to receive a R-rating:

  • Benny's death is optically cropped to remove the exiting drill erupting from his stomach.
  • The innocent bystander used as a shield was bloodier before trimming.
  • The stabbing of Helm in the bar had the bowie knife slicing up his stomach. Stills of this were actually featured in Fangoria magazine at the time of the film's release.
  • Several shots of the scientists being killed by Quaid after he breaks free from the implant-machine were shortened.
  • The scene of Richter's arms being severed was shortened.


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Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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