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Total Recall (original 1990; edition 2012)

by Arno Schwarzenegger

Series: Total Recall

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Total Recall [1990 film] by Paul Verhoeven (Director) (1990)

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  WilliamHartPhD | Aug 3, 2010 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Verhoeven, PaulDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldman, GaryScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Bannon, DanScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Shusett, RonaldScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, MarshallActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brocksmith, RoyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cox, RonnyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ironside, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Mel, Jr.Actorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schwarzenegger, ArnoldActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stone, SharonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ticotin, RachelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Please distinguish between the film, Total Recall (1990; featuring the work of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Paul Verhoeven, Buzz Feitshans and Ronald Shusett) from Sara Paretsky's similarly-named novel, Total Recall: A V.I. Warshawski Novel (2001). Thank you.
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A worker leaves Earth for the mind-bending nightmarish reality of a Martian mining colony ruled over by a dictator who can alter reality to suit his whims.

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