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General Info

Directed By:
Len Wiseman
Screenwriter:
Philip K. Dick (short story) / Mark Bomback (screenplay)
Release Date:
August 3rd, 2012 (Theatrical)
Run Time:
121 Minutes
Genre:
Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Studio(s):
Columbia Pictures
Budget:
$125,000,000
Box Office:
$58,877,969 (USA)
Cast:
Colin Farrell (Douglas Quaid/Hauser), Kate Beckinsale (Lori), Jessica Biel (Melina), Bill Nighy (Kuato), Bryan Cranston (Cohaagen), John Cho (McClane), Ethan Hawke (Douglas Quaid)

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Reviews

“Just because it’s rarely original doesn’t mean Total Recall is never any fun; this is a taut, serviceable sci-fi thriller with a couple of neat visual ideas, and if you’re not familiar with either the Schwarzenegger version or the original story, the brain-bending twists alone will take you a reasonably long way.”
– Danae Stevens (Slate)

“’Total Recall’ is well-crafted, high energy sci-fi. Like all stories inspired by Philip K. Dick, it deals with intriguing ideas. It never touched me emotionally, though, the way the 1990 film did, and strictly speaking, isn’t necessary.”
– Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)

“Strip away the video-game visual effects, the endless chases and zero gravity shootouts, and Total Recall comes down to this: What is reality? And in which reality, with which woman – Beckinsale or Biel – do you want to live?”
– Steven Rea (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Movie Quotes

“Get in! I’ve been looking for you everywhere”

“That’s it, I’m gonna end this bitch”

Facts & Trivia

  • Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Jessica previously starred in NEXT (2007) which was also based on a short story by Phillip K. Dick.
  • Kate Bosworth and Diane Kruger were considered for the role of Lori, and Eva Green, Rosario Dawson and Paula Patton were considered for the role of Melina. Eva Mendes was considered for both roles.
  • Ethan Hawke was cast, but his scenes were never filmed. Jessica explained he was going to be playing Quaid before Cohaggen had gotten a hold of him, but they didn’t feel the audience would connect as strong to the character.

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