A 2012 American science fiction action film remake of the 1990 film of the same name, but unlike the original film, the plot does not include a trip to Mars and exhibits more political overtones.

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What does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize?

Near the end of Total Recall (2012), does the missing symbol on Quaid's arm symbolize that it is all a dream/fake memory? And, if so, why does he just accept it?
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In the end of Total Recall (2012), what does this number stand for?

What does the number "21" on this Rekall ad stand for?
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Why were American accents common?

In Total Recall (2012), most of the world was rendered uninhabitable. Two regions remain habitable, the UK and Australia. So you'd expect accents appropriate to those areas to be common. However, ...
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What purpose did Quaid serve Cohagen as an Average Joe on the assembly line?

Both the 2012 and 1990 versions of Total Recall rely on the same back story for the main character, Quaid: Quaid was working for Cohagen Quaid agreed to be brainwashed to think he switched to the ...
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How did Quaid know who to shoot when someone pretended to be trying to “wake him up”?

In the Mars version of Total Recall, it was a doctor. In the 2012 version, his friend, Harry. How did he know to not take the pill / shoot his friend rather than Melina?
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Why was plot of Mars replaced in Total Recall (2012)?

Total Recall (2012) and Total Recall (1990) both are loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short-story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale. But Mars is the major part of the original story as well as ...
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How does Cohagen track Quaid after the bug is removed?

After watching both Total Recall versions back to back I was struck by by a very similar anomaly. In both movies Quaid starts out bugged so Cohagen's people can track him (in the Arnie version he ...
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Why is it always raining in Total Recall?

Whenever the colony is shown, we see it is raining there. What is the reason for that? I believe there must be a reason behind shooting the scenes in rain?
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In Total Recall, why didn't they stop the invasion sooner?

In Total Recall (2012), the invasion is reported throughout the colony with a TV-announcement that thousands of troops have boarded The Fall. The governor declares a state of emergency and orders ...
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Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid and why was the operator at Recall killed?

Why did the federal police come to arrest Quaid suddenly? They should not have arrested him because everything was going according to their plan. First I thought, the man in the Recall might have ...
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Why can't you perform the things you do from your (fake) memories?

How come you can't do the things from your memories in Total Recall? I mean hypothetically speaking if your mind can remember how and what your body has done shouldn't you body be able to do those ...
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How did Lori survive?

During the destruction fo The Fall, we see Quaid and Melina jump off, but I don't recall seeing Lori jump off of the machine. Was there a scene of Lori jumping off and I just missed it somehow? How ...
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3 scenes from Total Recall: The Original vs. The remake

I've heard from several sources that the Total Recall remake is "humiliatingly bad." This may or may not be true, but no matter what, I have no intention of spending close to 3 hours to watch it. I ...