Total Recall (1990) Movie Review

Total Recall (1990)

1990 | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
113 minutes /

User Score: 78/100

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Total Recall Review


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?

Total Recall is a 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 Total Recall has enough cleverness to rise above its excesses.

About Total Recall (1990)

Title: Total Recall
Original Title: El vengador del futuro
Year: 1990
Runtime: 113 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.85/5 stars from 9 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 9
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Ironside, Dean Norris, Robert Picardo, Bob Bergen, Joe Unger, Joel Kramer, Roy Brocksmith, Rosemary Dunsmore, Michael Gregory, Debbie Lee Carrington, Ray Baker, Marshall Bell, Allan Graf, Ronny Cox, Erik Cord, Peter Kent, Mickey Jones, Mel Johnson Jr., Sharon Stone, Karlyn Michelson, Michael Champion, Andy Armstrong, David Knell, Bob Tzudiker, Bennie Moore, Alexia Robinson, Frank Kopyc, Mark Carlton, Chuck Sloan
Writers: Philip K. Dick, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, Gary Goldman
Director: Paul Verhoeven

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