Total Recall (1990)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sharon Stone
Michael Ironside
Ronny Cox (I)
Rachel Ticotin
Movie Details
Director Paul Verhoeven
Producer Mario Kassar; Andrew Vajna
Writer Dan O'Bannon; Ronald Shusett
Studio Artisan
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 2 hr 4 mins
Color Color
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
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Index 183
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 012236124740
Chapters 41
Release Date 5/21/02
Subtitles French; English; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1