Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox, and Michael Ironside. The film is loosely based on the 1966 Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale".
In 2084, construction worker Douglas Quaid is having troubling dreams about Mars and a mysterious woman there. His wife Lori is dismissive of Mars, where the governor, Vilos Cohaagen, is fighting a rebellion. Quaid visits Rekall, a company that implants false memories of vacations, and chooses a "trip" to Mars as a secret agent. However, the procedure goes wrong because Quaid has suppressed memories of actually being a secret agent on Mars.
|author||Dan O'Bannon Gary Goldman Philip K. Dick Ronald Shusett|
|editor||Carlos Puente Frank J. Urioste|
|events||amnesia colonization of Mars false memory Mars personal identity resistance movement telepresence|
|genre||action adventure science fiction thriller|
|keywords||attack blue sky claim construction worker control room explosive decompression fake id fight forced to kill kiss me learn mutate mysterious woman record red light secret agent shock sublimate sublimation taxi driver tracking device trap turn wait wake up|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing|
|producer||Buzz Feitshans Ronald Shusett|
|theme||chase dystopian science fiction action|