Tough Guy Cinema

TOTAL RECALL

Director Paul Verhoeven
Year 1990
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Rating R
Run Time 113min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Your mind, it is the center of your life. It is everything you hear, everything you see, everything you feel. It is everything you are. How would you know if someone stole your mind?

Earthbound muscleman construction worker Douglas Quaid has dreams of living on Mars. Quaid’s wife, on the other hand, has no desire to give up her perfect life on Earth, so one day Quaid goes to Rekall, a place where you are put under and and have your mind implanted with your wildest fantasies. The best part is you’re none the wiser. That is until something goes wrong. After a malfunction Quaid can’t separate what’s real and what isn’t. They stole his mind, now he wants it back.

Paul Verhoeven directs AHNULD Schwarzenegger in his sci-fi blast of pure excellence. You’ll see a man with an alien in his stomach, a lady with three boobs and what happens to a body when it’s exposed to the Martian landscape. You'll wish you had 3 hands and 6 eyes because no remake can ever replace the classic awesome of the original.

After languishing for years in development hell this film was finally able to come to fruition after 42 drafts of the script. Richard Dreyfuss, Patrick Swayze and William Hurt were all in line to play Douglas Quaid until everything fell through and one AHNULD stepped in to save the day.   Schwarzenegger had extreme creative control and his first act was to hire ROBOCOP helmer Verhoeven to anchor this otherworldly INDIANA JONES goes to Mars. What started as a disaster developed into one of the coolest longstanding action films of our time AND managed to be a huge success despite only have 42 seconds of CGI in it.  Open your mind and get your ass to Mars! (Greg MacLennan)

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