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Here is a detailed comparison between the Theatrical and Extended Director's Cut. One of the differences is an additional scene at the end: Doug looks down and removes the bandage from the spot where the injection tattoo was burned in at Rekall – it cannot be seen anymore. One could interpret this as a hint that Quaid is still in a dream world. ...


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In the 1990 version: Dr. Edgemar claims it doesn't matter to him if he gets shot, because he isn't actually real. But when Quaid notices a drop of sweat running down Dr. Edgemar's face he takes it as a tell-tale sign that Dr. Edgemar is lying (why would he be afraid to die if he is not real?)         In the 2012 version: Harry ...


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The director, Len Wiseman, explains in an interview with ScreenRant: SCREENRANT: You said that you wanted to stay a bit closer to the Philip K. Dick story. How do you think you’ve done that with this film? LEN WISEMAN: It’s a combination of more of a tone that I’d say is familiar with with the short story. Our biggest difference with ...


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When you go bad in Total Recall, your accent changes from American to English. Are British people more evil? It's mandatory for British actors to play a villain in an American movie; that's the law. Other than that, the fact she flips into her English accent adds a sinister, "Oh my God, you've been lying this whole time." -- Kate Beckinsale From ...


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If I recall correctly, in the 1990 movie the resistance leader could tell if someone's mind had been tampered with. So Cohagen needed to create someone who was a part of the resistance but also had a legit reason for mind tampering. This is accomplished by capturing BW-Quaid and re-brainwashing him. From there, Quaid needed to find his way back to the ...


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I can only speak for the 2012 remake. They find him in his old apartment building and try to persuade him he is still at Rekall. If he is trying to figure out who he is, it is a logical assumption for those hunting him that he might end up at his old apartment to look for clues. His apartment is sealed by police tape, so the apartment or building could very ...


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Quoting Colin Farrell: The film’s split into two hemispheres – one being the Colony and the other being the United Federation Of Britain. So over in the Colony, which is mainly full of proletariat, the weather’s more symbolic of the more downtrodden existence that the people there have. So it’s always dark and rainy. And then in the UFB, which ...


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I can't say anything for the 1990 version, but I don't think step 2 was included in the 2012 version. I could be wrong, but my understanding was that Quaid worked for the rebels knowing he was a double agent. The video recording that was activated by playing the piano had Quaid stating that he was Cohagen's agent with the mission of getting close to and ...


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They showed her looking at an emergency exit similar (if not the same one) to what Quaid and Melina used to climb to the top of the machine. It shows her looking through the exit door and seeing the machine falling, and that she is running out of balconies to jump out on. Then, the scene changes and you are left to assume that she jumped out of the emergency ...


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Why can't you fly? Seriously. Why can't you just lift yourself off the ground and fly around in the air? Haven't you ever had a dream where you were flying without the assistance of some mechanical device? I know I have. More importantly, I remember having those dreams, and I remember some of the content of those dreams. So... since I remember (a key ...


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These set of dialogues has to be especially revised while he is being injected with the Chemicals from the chinese guy. You could be working for the Resistance. Maybe you work for Cohaagen. Or why limit yourself? Why not both? You're going to have such a good time, you're not going to want to come back. Look at that. Looks like your wife does ...


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Everything indicates that he is not dreaming, except for the symbol, but if it's all a dream Quaid´s should never would have dreamt about Melina before he goes to RECALL and that entire first scene doesn´t make sense. Now assuming that is all real there is no explanation for the symbol. So in my opinion it has the ending wrong. There is no reference that ...


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Have you considered the possibility that the film was not real and actually was the dream that Quaid bought? That would explain why everything happened the way it was explained in the sales pitch and why the girl on the monitor when Quaid described his perfect girl looked exactly like the girl he met on Mars later. Otherwise there was a very low chance of ...


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My take on the 1990 version is this: Quaid was working for Cohagen. Quaid agreed to be brainwashed to think he switched to the rebel side. While with the rebels, Quaid fell in love and his sympathy for the rebels became more innate. Quaid, worried that he might be captured, made the video for himself telling him how to remove the tracker, etc. Whether ...


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I'm not sure about the 1990 version, but I just watched the 2012 version. This is what happened: Quaid was working for Cohagen to infiltrate and kill the rebel leader, Mythias(?). Quaid met Melina, then fell in love and was convinced that Cohagen must be stopped. Quaid was captured by Cohagen's men (showed in the beginning), THEN GOT BRAINSHED into ...


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Assuming we're talking about the 2012 Total Recall. The SWAT team arrives because Lori---constantly surveilling Quaid---knew that Quaid participating in Rekall would "pop his memory cap" and reveal that his implanted memories were fakes. Remember that Lori has absolutely no idea why she's handling Quaid or what his purpose is. So, yeah, while Quaid going ...


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If it was a stand-alone, and wasn't judged by subjective viewers comparing it to the original: it's not bad. First-off, the jpeg you're looking for (and answer to #2: 'yes', but less-featured): Unfortunately, #1- no time spent on Mars/lacking-atmosphere- no. For #3, Quatro- yes:


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I think there are reasons not to destroy the fall. 1) The colony was a colony to UFB. So there was always some soldiers who were present in the colony and with whom the inhabitants of the colony was of no match in fight (Like Lori and the cybrogs). We have seen how much the dwellers there fear them. That is why terrorist groups of special persons were ...


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My theory is that he never actually went to the Recall (where the chinese guy injected him). They just implanted that memory into him that he actually went there. thus why he doesn't have a scar.


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I have not seen the remake but I remember in the original the entire thing was in Quaid's mind. The evidence is when they are putting him under and they ask him to describe his perfect girl and he says something like 'brunette, athletic, sleazy' and on the monitor they show Melina, the girl he meets later in the bar. Either they happened by co-incidence to ...



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