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10 reasons we still love Total Recall 20 years later
SciFi Wire ^ | 06/01/10

Posted on 06/01/2010 6:43:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis

The year was 1990. The first President George Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev were ending the Cold War, while South Africa was ending apartheid. It was the year of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" and MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," and in the theaters, Home Alone was the top-grossing film of the year.

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Good movie.. Wasn't there some controversy about this film??
1 posted on 06/01/2010 6:43:41 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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A big thanks goes to Visualops for the Banner!!


2 posted on 06/01/2010 6:44:36 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: KevinDavis

Not that I recall, and I was 22 then, so I probably would have.


3 posted on 06/01/2010 6:44:40 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: KevinDavis; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GSP.FAN

I remember a woman with the three boobs freaked me out. Sharon Stone was still hot then.


4 posted on 06/01/2010 6:45:46 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: KevinDavis

Unless you were offended by the hooker with 3 tits..


5 posted on 06/01/2010 6:46:30 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Xenalyte

Does anyone still watch this movie? Who is “we”?????

I didn’t like it when it came out.


6 posted on 06/01/2010 6:46:58 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: KevinDavis
It was the year of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" and MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," and in the theaters, Home Alone was the top-grossing film of the year.

The George HW Bush era was a cultural low point in the United States, after some great music and films produced in the Reagan-era.

7 posted on 06/01/2010 6:48:02 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: KevinDavis
Total Recall is still one of the best mindfraks ever.

Mindfraks? Please add me to your ping list - I'm so out of touch with SF now - I've never heard the term mindfraks...

8 posted on 06/01/2010 6:48:02 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: KevinDavis

You’ll love this but it is not fiction.

Mind Upload, Body- Independent Life, Consciousness Backup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5OHnmF_nx8

Quantum Informatics on a Chip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvApKB6fHQ8


9 posted on 06/01/2010 6:48:12 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: KevinDavis
I remember that movie in great detail!

I still think it wasn't produced however.

10 posted on 06/01/2010 6:48:33 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: GOPJ; KevinDavis

Just to go on record here ... I HATE THE NON-WORD “FRAK.”

Be a man and say the real cuss word, or say “freak” with all its letters.


11 posted on 06/01/2010 6:50:07 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: Perdogg

Another great PKD short story butchered by Hollywood..


12 posted on 06/01/2010 6:50:47 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: max americana
Unless you were offended by the hooker with 3 tits..

The movie director milked that scene to the extreme IMO.

13 posted on 06/01/2010 6:51:24 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: KevinDavis
Wasn't there some controversy about this film??

Most people killed in a single movie or something like that.

14 posted on 06/01/2010 6:51:37 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"I didn’t like it when it came out."

It didn't do much for me either. I don't care much for paul verhoeven's flicks.

15 posted on 06/01/2010 6:51:43 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Clemenza

On the other hand that gawd awful 80’s music was replaced by rock resurrected in the alternative genre of the 90’s.


16 posted on 06/01/2010 6:51:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: KevinDavis
Great movie. Interesting bits from wiki:

A script was written for a sequel, which after modification became Minority Report.

The movie was novelized by Piers Anthony, which I also did not know.
17 posted on 06/01/2010 6:52:24 PM PDT by andyk
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To: KevinDavis
This is one movie I will always remember. We saw it between second and third phase of boot-camp on Paris Island. Can still remember the drill instructors stopping the movie half way through just to mess with us. Those were the days.
18 posted on 06/01/2010 6:53:10 PM PDT by mtnmar
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To: KevinDavis

How could you disagree that scenes like this aren’t a classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rziE39JWfs


19 posted on 06/01/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: KevinDavis

What about the guy you lobotomized? Did he get a refund?


20 posted on 06/01/2010 6:54:39 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: KevinDavis

“Cohagen, give dee the pee-po da aiyuh!”


21 posted on 06/01/2010 6:55:57 PM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: Incorrigible; All

LOL...


22 posted on 06/01/2010 6:56:11 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: KevinDavis
This one line:

failing to regain his mojo with Starship Troopers (which, while awesome, hardly scored at the box office)

... makes the whole article suspect.

23 posted on 06/01/2010 6:58:40 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: andyk

loved Minority Report


24 posted on 06/01/2010 7:00:30 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Rebelbase

The good stuff didn’t come along until 92, when the Bush era was coming to a close. 89-92 were the WORST years for music, TV, and movies in my life.


25 posted on 06/01/2010 7:01:42 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: KevinDavis
I can think of three reasons


26 posted on 06/01/2010 7:02:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Clemenza; All

You mean those hair bands?? The true cause of global warming???


27 posted on 06/01/2010 7:05:01 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Jesus Saves... Allah Kills...)
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To: EGPWS

You nailed it right on the nip. You’d have to be a boob not to have seen that he milked it.


28 posted on 06/01/2010 7:05:04 PM PDT by ScoochDude
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To: dfwgator

...not unusual to see girls like that near Seabrook, New Hampshire. Not as good looking, of course...


29 posted on 06/01/2010 7:05:12 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: KevinDavis
I didn't see it in theaters, I think I rented it or saw it on TV, possibly after seeing "Basic Instinct".

The special effects were great for the time.
I have the novel in a box in the basement. I never got around to reading it. I should dig that out.

I remember people complaining about the science of it being stupid and that the only way it worked is if the entire movie were actually a delusion brought on my an embulism and he actually was going to be lobotomized.

30 posted on 06/01/2010 7:06:20 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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31 posted on 06/01/2010 7:09:07 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: KevinDavis
total recall- not everything's as it seems Pictures, Images and Photos
32 posted on 06/01/2010 7:09:37 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: KevinDavis

When Schwarzenegger was really Schwarzenegger and not the RINO global warming loving crap he is now.


33 posted on 06/01/2010 7:09:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: who knows what evil?
...not unusual to see girls like that near Seabrook, New Hampshire.

Not quite; the Seabrook girls have one on the front and two on the back. The guys love to slow dance with their Seabrook girls.

34 posted on 06/01/2010 7:10:53 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: KevinDavis
Blue skies on Mars.

Yes it still is one of Arnold's best movies.

35 posted on 06/01/2010 7:11:47 PM PDT by skimask ("To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.")
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To: Rebelbase

Alternative was the whiny, annoying, suicidal little bastard to the fun-loving party dude that was the 80s.


36 posted on 06/01/2010 7:13:48 PM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: Clemenza

Alternative rock was, and is, crap.

Give me crunching guitars over whining and flannel shirts any day.


37 posted on 06/01/2010 7:16:24 PM PDT by RockinRight (I can see November from here!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

I don’t want to get close enough to dance with them... :-)


38 posted on 06/01/2010 7:19:06 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I give credit to Arnold for supporting Nixon over McGovern. Yes Nixon was a social liberal, but he hated commies. Nixon was the original RINO, thinking he could get “credit” by giving liberals things they wanted. Like OSHA, EPA, affirmative action, etc.


39 posted on 06/01/2010 7:29:47 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: andyk

Total Recall is based on a short story by Philip.K.Dick called
“We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”..
Minority Report is also based on a short story written by PKD..


40 posted on 06/01/2010 7:30:38 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: RockinRight; Clemenza

loved the ramones


41 posted on 06/01/2010 7:30:44 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

“Starship Troopers (which, while awesome, hardly scored at the box office)... makes the whole article suspect.”

Pretty much says it all.....C


42 posted on 06/01/2010 7:34:55 PM PDT by colinhester
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To: KevinDavis
Good movie.. Wasn't there some controversy about this film??

Yeah, there was. Arnold capped his wife in the forehead. A lot of feminist groups threw a fit about that. There were also some complaints about the grossness of the movie. The scenes when he pulled the bulb out of his nose and when the faces and eyeballs started popping out in the Martian atmosphere cause the most complaints, IIRC. The guy was wrong about that movie being Arnold's swan song. The next year he did Terminator 2.

43 posted on 06/01/2010 7:36:29 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: KevinDavis

“Consider that a divorce!”


44 posted on 06/01/2010 7:43:41 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: KevinDavis

I love that movie!


45 posted on 06/01/2010 7:53:15 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: KevinDavis

I heard they are going to remake Total Recall.


46 posted on 06/01/2010 7:54:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Are they going to remake the movie or go back to the original short story, “We Can Remember it For You Wholesale?”


47 posted on 06/01/2010 7:56:17 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Don’t know.

http://www.cinematical.com/2009/06/03/and-here-comes-the-total-recall-remake/


48 posted on 06/01/2010 8:00:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KevinDavis

I can’t believe it’s been 20 years.


49 posted on 06/01/2010 8:03:27 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Clemenza

It was horrible!


50 posted on 06/01/2010 8:54:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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