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Total Recall (1990) Sci-Fi Movie Review

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Total Recall (1990)

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.

Synopsis:

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?

About Total Recall (1990)

Title: Total Recall
Year: 1990
Starring: Michael Ironside, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dean Norris, Rosemary Dunsmore, Michael Gregory, Marshall Bell, Roy Brocksmith, Ray Baker, Ronny Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington, Mickey Jones, Mel Johnson Jr., Rachel Ticotin, Alexia Robinson, Robert Costanzo, Marc Alaimo, Ken Gildin, Parker Whitman, Ellen Gollas, Gloria Dorson, Sharon Stone, Erika Carlsson, Benny Corral, Michael Champion, David Knell, Mark Carlton, Lycia Naff, Michael LaGuardia, Priscilla Allen, Ken Strausbaugh
Runtime: 113 minutes
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Reviewer:
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.3/5 stars from 6 users. Reviews: 6.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure



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