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?
During Quaid's Rekall orientation, a monitor momentarily shows an illustration of a green Martian from Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian novels.
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.
When Quaid turns on the hologram projector for the first time and swings his gun around, the hand holding the watch is extended when his hologram's hand is at chest level.
Play the Total Recall (1990) video game by Acclaim.
In the original film prints, there is a single company credit (Metrolight) for Skeleton Sequence (about a minute before the end of the credits, shortly before ILM); this is because the company was new and didn't know how to negotiate to get individual names listed. When the team was lauded for their CGI work, names were added in for the videotape release (but the credits returned to the original on DVD and Blu-ray). This is mentioned, with visuals of both versions, on the Models and Skeletons special effects documentary on the Blu-ray.
£175,166 (UK) (29 July 1990)
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