Movie Total Recall (1990)

I've seen bits and parts of this movie before.
Watched 20150307 (Netflix, Instant)
Total Recall (1990) Paul Verhoeven. 113 min [loosely bots We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (1966) by Philip K. Dick]

Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Relevant Links:
Total Recall (1990 film) (Wikipedia.org)
Total Recall (IMDb.com)
Total Recall (RottenTomatoes.com)

Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzeneggar) has dreams about being on Mars and one day decides to go to a center called "Rekall" that give their customers fake memories of a vacation. However, something goes wrong and Quaid suddenly remembers that he's a secret agent.

Quaid's wife Lori (Sharon Stone)
Is Quaid really and agent? Will Quaid save the day? Check out this sci-fi action movie and find out!

20150307:
This is one of those movies that would show on television and so I've definitely seen parts of it before. But now, thanks to Netflix, I get to it in in its entirety!

Quaid's coworker Harry (Robert Costanzo)
In any case, I mostly remember the scenes with the bulging eyes and up until today, I didn't know why that happened. Of course, now that I know, I still don't understand why he was able to dream about something that was yet to happen. Doing some research, apparently the protagonist Quaid (Arnold Schwarzeneggar) asks himself at the end of the movie, "I just had a terrible thought: what if this is a dream?" Now I get it.


Overall, I enjoyed the film. It is, however, more action-oriented, and I didn't really consider its philosophical implications in the same respect as The Matrix (1999), Inception (2010), or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

Instant Comments:
Traveling with Rekall.


Brunette. Atheletic. Sleazy. 41-A.
"Because we haven't implanted it yet."
"What the fuck did I do wrong?"
Holy shit. In using new movies to describe an old movie, the plot started off like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and then became more like The Bourne Identity.


Ha. That one poor innocent bystander on the escalator.
That old woman just want to take a random bag. "Fuck you, you asshole."
Lol. Removing the bug with a device is like The Matrix. Total Recall predated everything. :p
Lol. Why would the language malfunction. Oh well.

Benny (Mel Johnson, Jr.) reveals to Melina (Rachel Ticotin),
George (Marshall Bell), and Quaid that he's a mutant.
Mars Today (as compared to USA Today)
"If you need any help with this one, give me a holler."
Shoot him.
If this guy says shooting him is not good, then shoot the girl.
"That was your wife?" [Nods in confirmation] "What a bitch."
Those are some brutal deaths. (Escape from the chairs)

Kuato (voiced by Marshall Bell)
"Screw you!" (Kills him with a drill.)
Shouldn't the bullets have gone through to the soldiers opposite?

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