Notable Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Michael Ironside, Ronny Cox
I would not consider myself the biggest Paul Verhoeven fan, but the prospect of a violent science fiction spy film starring a slew of cult actors is a little hard to just ignore. Throw on top of that a very strong and smart script with top notch special effects and dammit, "Total Recall" ends up being a damn fine film. It's certainly not a film for everyone as it runs with some very unusual concepts and embraces some of its cult like over the top tendencies, but this early 90s Schwarzenegger film comes off as both adrenaline pumped entertainment and smart in its science fiction writing.
Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) is not necessarily in the best place in his life, but with a loving wife (Stone) and job security as a construction worker he seems to be doing just fine. Yet he keeps having these dreams of Mars and a lingering feeling that he was meant for something more. Since he doesn't want to ruin his life, he decides to visit Rekall to have a fake memory implanted of a trip to Mars where he was a secret agent playing both sides. When he awakens in the Rekall chair though, he finds himself at odds with men trying to kill him and his skills as a fighter have increased. He no longer knows who he is...and he's not sure whether or not he's dreaming or if the conspiracy is real.
|Ex-lax, my friend. Ex-lax.|
|I wish automated cabs existed now...perhaps not in those boxy looking "future cars", but whatever.|
|Now we know that aliens DID build the pyramids!|
Written By Matt Reifschneider
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