Total Recall

Synopsis: For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police.
Director(s): Len Wiseman
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

Wake up. Wake up.

Wake up.

I cut the power.

We've got about ten seconds

before that alarm

brings an entire team down here.


- We need to go.

- Okay, go.


Okay, come on.


No! No! No!

No! No! No! No!

Let go.

You have to go now.

- No. I won't leave you.

- Let go.

- No.

- I promise I'll find you.

You have to go.

Go! Go!

You have another nightmare?


Baby, what are we going to do with you?

I don't know.

Do you want to talk about it?

There's nothing to talk about.

Same dream?

Same dream.

Same time.

I'm trapped, being chased.

Can't get away.

And then I wake.

And that's it?

It's just you, nobody else?

No. Just me.

Is it me?

Is what you?

I don't know.

You're alone. You can't get away

Is it us?

- Do I make you feel trapped?

- No.


I know this isn't exactly

what we had in mind when

we were younger, but...

This castle?

Who gets everything

they fantasise about, right?

I got you.

Come here.

It's just a dream. That's all it is.


Well, we're going to have to

get you some better dreams.

That would be nice.

Oh, come on.

- Sh*t.

- What is it?

Another bombing in the U.F.B.

Passenger train.

Goddamn Resistance.

I'm going to have to

catch the 6:
30 departure.

They're calling

all emergency personnel to go up top.

I got to go.

We'll pick this up tonight, okay?

Try and get a little sleep.

Sleep scares me.

Well, dream of me.


But not in these pants.

The bomb went off just moments

after the commuters boarded.

We are being told rescue teams

are still searching for survivors.

The death toll is at 144 and still rising.

This marks the fourth attack in United

Federation of Britain in as many months.

And all signs point

to terrorist leader Matthias

and his Resistance movement.

The U.F.B. exploits us.

The workers of The Colony deserve equality.

The Fall enslaves us all.

Chancellor Cohaagen

pointed to this as proof

that Matthias does not seek a peaceful path

to independence for The Colony,

but rather a prolonged and bloody conflict.

And with overpopulation

figures in the U. F. B. Continuing to rise,

this could not come at a worse time.

You'll recall the last attack

occurred six weeks ago.

Federal police have since

attributed that bombing to Carl Hauser,

a former intelligence officer turned traitor

now considered to be

Matthias' right-hand man.

No word yet as to whether Hauser

had a role in this morning's incident.

Going somewhere? No?

Well, don't let that stop you.

That fantasy that remains

forever out of reach?

Not any more

At Rekall, we'll provide you

with a complete set

of memories all your own.


We can remember it for you.

All passengers, please report

to your designated gates.

This is the final boarding call

for the 7:
15 departure.

Wake up to the truth!

Cohaagen is counting on your complacency.

Don't let them ship you

across the Earth like cattle.

Come on, move.

Matthias speaks the truth!

The Fall enslaves us all!

- Hey, buddy. You look like sh*t, man.

- All section A departures are located...

- Thanks.

- No of fence.

I feel like sh*t. None taken.

I ain't sleeping so well, man.

Hola. Privet.

Welcome to The Fall.

21 a.m.

Travel time to United Federation of Britain:

Dropping in 60 seconds.

Has it ever occurred to you

that we always sit in these exact same seats?

For years now... Why?

I don't know.

They're seats. We have asses.

Seems like the logical thing to do.

I'm talking about us following

the same routine, all right,

day after day, year after year

without even questioning it.

Want to switch it up?

No sweat.

Please make sure

all personal belongings are stored

below your seat before departure.

Oh, yeah.

Much more happening on this side.

Good call.

- Dick.

- The Fall dropping in

four, three, two, one.

Have a nice day.

Despite recent talks

between Chancellor Cohaagen

and The Colony's governor,

the Chancellor has announced

that he will be stopping

all humanitarian aid to The Colony

in light of this morning's bombing.

As much as I want to focus our efforts

on cleaning up The Colony,

today's terrorist attacks means that funding

will have to go to bolstering

our synthetic federal police force.

The protection of our citizens

will always come first.

Approaching core.

Please prepare for gravity reversal.

Security elevated to level three.

Please remain in scanners until cleared.

Looks like that bomb set off

a hell of a panic up here.

Identification documents must be in hand

and ready to present to the security officer

before entering the screening area.

All factory personnel must enter

through security gate 12.

Hey, what do you know about Rekall?

- That mind-altering sh*t?

- Yeah.

Do yourself a favour, Doug,

stay away from them.

Why is that?

Remember Travis from shift three?

Travis went to Rekall for his bachelor party.

Wanted to be king of Mars or some sh*t.

I'd like to go to Mars.

Got himself lobotomised.

Any available biometric tech,

please report to the...

- You believe those stories?

- ...central office...

- About Rekall?

- Yeah.

Yeah, I do.

Come on.

You never thought about it, just a little bit?

I don't need to think about it.

Don't mess with your mind, man.

It ain't worth it.

All right, all right, listen up.

Maybe I need my mind messed with.

We're starting double shifts again.

Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.

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Kurt Wimmer

Kurt Wimmer was born in 1964. He is a writer and director, known for Total Recall (2012), Equilibrium (2002) and Law Abiding Citizen (2009). more…

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