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In Paul Verhoeven's wild sci-fi action movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. Schwarzenegger learns that he's actually a secret agent who had become a threat to the government, so those in power planted the chip and invented a domestic lifestyle for him. Once he has realized his true identity, he travels to Mars to piece together the rest of his identity, as well as to find the man responsible for his implanted memory. Verhoeven has created a fast, furious action film with Total Recall, filled with impressive stunts and (literally) eye-popping visuals. Though the film bears only a passing resemblance to the Philip K. Dick short story it was based on ("We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"), the movie is an entertaining, if very violent, ride. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Release date:June 1, 1990

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nelson Stoll Best Sound 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rob Bottin Special Achievement 1990 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Aaron Rochin Best Sound 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stephen Flick Best Sound Effects 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Carlos DeLarios Best Sound 1990 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alex Funke Special Achievement 1990 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Eric Brevig Special Achievement 1990 Winner

Cast

Arnold Schwarzenegger
as Doug Quaid
Rachel Ticotin
as Melina
Sharon Stone
as Lori Quaid
Ronny Cox
as Vilas Cohaagen
Michael Ironside
as Richter
Marshall Bell
as George/Kuato
Michael Champion
as Helm
Roy Brocksmith
as Dr. Edgemar
Rosemary Dunsmore
as Dr. Lull
Ray Baker
as McClane
Robert Costanzo
as Harry
Ken Gilden
as Hotel Clerk
Dean Norris
as Tony
David Knell
as Ernie
Alexia Robinson
as Tiffany
Mark Carlton
as Bartender
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Thumbelina
Lycia Naff
as Mary
Michael LaGuardia
as Stevens
Marc Alaimo
as Everett
Ken Strausbaugh
as Immigration Officer
Michael Gregory
as Rebel Lieutenant
Mickey Jones
as Burly Miner
Parker Whitman
as Martian Husband
Ellen Gollas
as Martian Wife
Gloria Dorson
as Woman in Phone Booth
Benny Corral
as Punk Cabbie
Bob Tzudiker
as Doctor
Erik Cord
as Lab Assistant
Frank Kopyc
as Technician
Dave Nicolson
as Scientist
Paula McClure
as Newscaster
Rebecca Ruth
as Reporter
Milt Tarver
as Commercial Announcer
Roger Cudney
as Agent
Robert Picardo
as Johnnycab
Anne Lockhart
Kamala Lopez
Morgan Lofting
Erika Carlson
as Miss Lonelyhearts
Sasha Rionda
as Mutant Child
Monica Steuer
as Mutant Mother
Joe Unger
Benny Corral
as Punk Cabbie
Robert Costanzo
as Harry
Ellen Gollas
as Martian Wife
Ken Strausbaugh
as Immigration Officer
Sasha Rionda
as Mutant Child
Gloria Dorson
as Woman in Phone Booth
Mickey Jones
as Burly Miner
Monica Steuer
as Mutant Mother
Alexia Robinson
as Tiffany
Roger Cudney
as Agent
Michael LaGuardia
as Stevens
Michael Gregory
as Rebel Lieutenant
Marc Alaimo
as Everett
Erika Carlson
as Miss Lonelyhearts
Erik Cord
as Lab Assistant
Debbie Lee Carrington
as Thumbelina
Rebecca Ruth
as Reporter
Ray Baker
as McClane
Milt Tarver
as Commercial Announcer
Parker Whitman
as Martian Husband
Dave Nicolson
as Scientist
Dean Norris
as Tony
David Knell
as Ernie
Paula McClure
as Newscaster
Robert Picardo
as Johnnycab
Frank Kopyc
as Technician
Bob Tzudiker
as Doctor
Ken Gilden
as Hotel Clerk
Lycia Naff
as Mary
Mark Carlton
as Bartender

Crew

Paul Verhoeven
Director
Buzz Feitshans
Producer
Ronald Shusett
Producer
Ronald Shusett
Screen Story
Ronald Shusett
Screenwriter
Dan O'Bannon
Screen Story
Dan O'Bannon
Screenwriter
Jon Povill
Screen Story
Gary Goldman
Screenwriter
Jost Vacano
Cinematographer
Nelson Stoll
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
William Sandell
Production Designer
James Tocci
Art Director
Robert Fentress
Associate Producer
Elliot Schick
Associate Producer
Andrew G. Vajna
Executive Producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Carlos Echeverria
Set Designer
Marco Trentini
Set Designer
Miguel Chang
Set Designer
Robert Gould
Set Decorator
Erica Phillips
Costume Designer
Eric Brevig
Special Effects
Jeff Burks
Animator
Joel Kramer
Stunts
Vic Armstrong
Stunts
Judy Taylor
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
Valorie Massalas
Casting
Jeff Dawn
Makeup
Robin Weiss
Makeup
Rob Bottin
Makeup Special Effects
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor
Alex Funke
Visual Effects
Philip K. Dick
Short Story Author
Craig Berkeley
Makeup
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