Total Recall (Special Limited Edition) (1990)
Front Cover Actor
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sharon Stone
Michael Ironside
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Sci-Fi
Director Paul Verhoeven
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 113 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 67
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 012236119579
Release Date 2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby