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Total Recall

Total Recall is a violent science fiction film released in 1990 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Paul Verhoeven.

Schwarzenegger plays Douglas Quaid, a miner living an ordinary life with his wife Lori (Sharon Stone). Quaid is plagued with an obsession about Mars. He has a virtual vacation on Mars implanted in his mind by the Rekall company. The procedure goes wrong and uncovers some of his suppressed past life. He finds himself pursued by killers led by Richter (Michael Ironside[?]) and is forced to go to Mars for real where he joins the struggle against the industrialist Vilos Cohaagen (Ronny Cox[?]). However, the "real" events on Mars are uncannily like the events described as occurring in his implanted vacation, and even at the conclusion the viewer is not entirely sure what the reality of the situation is.

Philip K. Dick is credited as one of the inspirations of the movie, from his short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.



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