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This science fiction blockbuster from 1990 began its production life as a very different movie than the one that was released. An adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," Total Recall was originally conceived of with Richard Dreyfuss starring as a Walter Mitty-like character who experiences a variety of artificially induced fantasies. The movie we know is a mega-budget action epic set on Mars. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a normal working man who discovers that his entire reality has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Oscar-winning special effects and violent action propel the twisting plot, in which Arnold manipulates his manipulators in a world of dazzling high technology. Director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop) indulges his usual penchant for gratuitous bloodshed, but the movie has enough cleverness to rise above its excesses. --Jeff Shannon
much better than the bryan cranston remake. soo glad I didnt see that flick in theaters. this is the true total recall that takes place on mars and has a much better concept than... Read morePublished 3 days ago by mike 67
This is a fun science fiction picture to watch. The story is well written and interesting.
The special effects are convincing. Read more
Total Recall is a great story and it's good to see that it was remasteredPublished 1 month ago by Karen S
Still a great, thought-provoking, entertaining movie.
As a parent, I would note that this movie is appropriately rated R. A lot of gun violence and wanton bloodshed. Read more
I had this movie on VHS at one time. I don't know what happened to it exactly. I'll bet this one was an interesting role for (Sharon Stone) to play. Read morePublished 1 month ago by brett
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I just bought it and it arrived today - it does not have the famous commentary! I'm going to ask Amazon if there is a blu ray with it.
Dec 8, 2011 by L. Derry | See all 2 posts
At the previews for the Total Recall remake (which was OK, but not worth $10+ in a movie theater; wait for the $1 Redbox rental), they showed that they're remaking Judge Dread. *sigh* :(
Aug 11, 2012 by Eric | See all 3 posts
Too bad this movie was released in 1990. That officially means that it is not an 80's action flick.
Dec 3, 2010 by Christopher Vonbieberstein | See all 2 posts
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