History Film / TotalRecall1990

24th Mar '17 1:53:04 AM Phoenixion
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** Later in the film she stomps on them after capturing him. This one is rather awesome. Quaid was in the middle of a fight with some mooks until Lori enters and kicks his face, seemingly knocks him out in the process. But she doesn't buy it for a moment, so she stomps on his crotch just to make sure, before kicking his face again, knocking him out for real this time.

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** Later in the film she stomps on them after capturing him. This one is rather awesome. Quaid was in the middle of a fight with some mooks until Lori enters and kicks his face, seemingly knocks him out in the process. But she doesn't buy it for a moment, so she stomps on his crotch just to make sure, sure that he's indeed still conscious, before kicking his face again, again and knocking him out for real this time.
24th Mar '17 1:51:40 AM Phoenixion
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** Lori does this to Quaid twice the first time she fights him: once with her fist, once with a kick. Later in the film she stomps on them after capturing him. Geez, she must have some grudge because she once pretended to be his wife and must have had sex with him at some points, huh? [[spoiler:After that many attacks on his privates, you can't really blame Quaid for killing Lori, now can you?]]

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** Lori does this to Quaid twice the first time she fights him: once with her fist, once with a kick. kick.
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Later in the film she stomps on them after capturing him. Geez, she must have This one is rather awesome. Quaid was in the middle of a fight with some grudge because mooks until Lori enters and kicks his face, seemingly knocks him out in the process. But she once pretended to be his wife and must have had sex with him at some points, huh? [[spoiler:After that many attacks doesn't buy it for a moment, so she stomps on his privates, you can't really blame Quaid crotch just to make sure, before kicking his face again, knocking him out for killing Lori, now can you?]]real this time.
6th Mar '17 10:13:54 PM BohemianBob43
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* PluckyComicRelief: Benny provides much of the comedic lines. [[spoiler:He loses it when he reveals himself to be TheMole for Cohaagen, but still keeps the hamminess.]]

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* PluckyComicRelief: Benny provides much of the comedic lines. [[spoiler:He loses it when he reveals himself to be TheMole for Cohaagen, but still keeps retains the hamminess.]]
6th Mar '17 7:46:38 PM BohemianBob43
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%%* PluckyComicRelief: Benny, [[spoiler:until being revealed as TheMole]].

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%%* * PluckyComicRelief: Benny, [[spoiler:until being revealed as TheMole]].Benny provides much of the comedic lines. [[spoiler:He loses it when he reveals himself to be TheMole for Cohaagen, but still keeps the hamminess.]]


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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:When Lori gets shot in the head by Quaid, the wound is nothing more than a small hole with a trickle of blood leaking out.]]
6th Mar '17 7:39:11 PM BohemianBob43
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%%* BodyHorror: Mutants, especially [[spoiler:Kuato]]. The latter is basically a deformed baby sticking out of the abdomen of a grown man.

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%%* * BodyHorror: Mutants, especially [[spoiler:Kuato]]. The latter [[spoiler:Kuato]], who is basically a deformed baby sticking out of the abdomen of a grown man.
19th Feb '17 9:58:33 AM MCanter89
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->''"[[CallToAdventure Get your ass to Mars]]."''

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->''"[[CallToAdventure ->"''[[CallToAdventure Get your ass to Mars]]."''
Mars.]]''"






* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Hauser, who in his last video diary continues to act friendly towards Quaid and apologizes that he needs his body back]].

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Hauser, [[spoiler:Hauser, who in his last video diary continues to act friendly towards Quaid and apologizes that he needs his body back]].back.]]



** Or these are clues that these events are not real....

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** Or these are clues that these events are not real....real...



%%* {{Ax Crazy}}: Richter shows signs of this. [[spoiler:So does Lori and Benny.]]

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%%* {{Ax Crazy}}: AxCrazy: Richter shows signs of this. [[spoiler:So does Lori and Benny.]]



%%* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Benny]] and, believe it or not, [[spoiler: Hauser.]]
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Harry, Lori, Benny and Hauser]].

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%%* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Benny]] [[spoiler:Benny]] and, believe it or not, [[spoiler: Hauser.[[spoiler:Hauser.]]
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Harry, [[spoiler:Harry, Lori, Benny and Hauser]].



%%* BodyHorror: Mutants, especially [[spoiler: Kuato]]. The latter is basically a deformed baby sticking out of the abdomen of a grown man.

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%%* BodyHorror: Mutants, especially [[spoiler: Kuato]].[[spoiler:Kuato]]. The latter is basically a deformed baby sticking out of the abdomen of a grown man.



* BoomHeadshot: Quaid kills both [[spoiler: Dr. Edgemar]] and [[spoiler: Lori]] this way.

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* BoomHeadshot: Quaid kills both [[spoiler: Dr. [[spoiler:Dr. Edgemar]] and [[spoiler: Lori]] [[spoiler:Lori]] this way.



--> '''Quaid''': Are you all right? Are you still you?
--> '''Melina''': I'm not sure, dear.

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--> '''Quaid''': -->'''Quaid''': Are you all right? Are you still you?
--> '''Melina''': -->'''Melina''': I'm not sure, dear.



* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: Ironically, the script makes [[spoiler: lovable blonde girl-next-door Lori a villain]], while [[spoiler: the dark-skinned, slutty ("sleazy," to use Quaid's term), and rude Melina is the sympathetic one]].
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Cohaagen, who controls all the air on Mars, ''dies in the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet''.]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil / LightIsNotGood: Ironically, the script makes [[spoiler: lovable [[spoiler:lovable blonde girl-next-door Lori a villain]], while [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the dark-skinned, slutty ("sleazy," to use Quaid's term), and rude Melina is the sympathetic one]].
one.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Cohaagen, [[spoiler:Cohaagen, who controls all the air on Mars, ''dies in the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet''.]]



%%* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Hauser. Mindfuck, much?]]

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%%* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler: Hauser.[[spoiler:Hauser. Mindfuck, much?]]



** Or, you know, [[MindScrew that's just his vacation ending.]]

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** Or, you know, [[MindScrew that's just his vacation ending.]]ending]].



* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Quaid not being the original personality, ''technically'' he is the bodyjacker in the entire situation. Quaid was only supposed to temporarily take over to lead Cohaagen and Hauser to the resistance. [[GoneHorriblyWrong Quaid didn't want to give it back.]] ]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Richter's enthusiasm to kill Quaid appears to be based primarily around the fact that Richter's wife was the agent assigned to pose as Quaid's wife Lori. And that she clearly enjoyed several aspects of that particular mission. [[spoiler: At least until Lori gets killed, at which point his motives centre on good old-fashioned revenge.]] There are also added implications from [[spoiler: his original alias, Hauser]] being best friends with his BadBoss, Cohaagen.

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* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Quaid [[spoiler:Quaid not being the original personality, ''technically'' he is the bodyjacker in the entire situation. Quaid was only supposed to temporarily take over to lead Cohaagen and Hauser to the resistance. [[GoneHorriblyWrong Quaid didn't want to give it back.]] back]].]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Richter's enthusiasm to kill Quaid appears to be based primarily around the fact that Richter's wife was the agent assigned to pose as Quaid's wife Lori. And that she clearly enjoyed several aspects of that particular mission. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least until Lori gets killed, at which point his motives centre on good old-fashioned revenge.]] There are also added implications from [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his original alias, Hauser]] Hauser,]] being best friends with his BadBoss, Cohaagen.



-->'''Cohaagen''': First you try to kill Quaid, then he escapes!
-->'''Richter''': He had help from our side, sir.
-->'''Cohaagen''': I know that.
-->'''Richter''': But I thought...
-->'''Cohaagen''': Who told you to think? I don't give you enough information to think. You do what you're told. That's what you do.
* IHaveAFamily: Benny the cab driver has four kids to feed, and likes to bring it up to potential fares. [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies Or was it]] [[TheMole five?]]]]

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-->'''Cohaagen''': -->'''Cohaagen:''' First you try to kill Quaid, then he escapes!
-->'''Richter''': -->'''Richter:''' He had help from our side, sir.
-->'''Cohaagen''': -->'''Cohaagen:''' I know that.
-->'''Richter''': -->'''Richter:''' But I thought...
-->'''Cohaagen''': -->'''Cohaagen:''' Who told you to think? I don't give you enough information to think. You do what you're told. That's what you do.
* IHaveAFamily: Benny the cab driver has four kids to feed, and likes to bring it up to potential fares. [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies [[spoiler:[[BlatantLies Or was it]] [[TheMole five?]]]]five]]?]]



* IronicEcho: Richter gives Quaid a mocking "See you at the party". [[spoiler:[[BondOneLiner Quaid later repeats it after killing him.]]]]

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* IronicEcho: Richter gives Quaid a mocking "See you at the party". [[spoiler:[[BondOneLiner Quaid later repeats it after killing him.]]]]him]].]]



* IWarnedYou: After being constantly brow beaten by Cohaagen for trying to kill Quaid rather than following the plan through, Richter very smugly demands his boss' next approach when it fails and Quaid escapes, leaving him on the brink of losing power.

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* IWarnedYou: After being constantly brow beaten browbeaten by Cohaagen for trying to kill Quaid rather than following the plan through, Richter very smugly demands his boss' next approach when it fails and Quaid escapes, leaving him on the brink of losing power.



-->'''Richter:''' About god damn time.

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-->'''Richter:''' About god damn goddamn time.



* {{Lobotomy}}: Quaid is told by one of his co-workers it is what nearly happened to a friend of his when he went to Rekall. Later in the movie, [[spoiler:Quaid is told that he is hallucinating the adventure in his brain and that if he doesn't exit it, he will be lobotomised. It's left ambiguous as to whether the man who told Quaid was lying or whether Quaid was indeed lobotomised.]] [[note]]It's more about how laymen misuse the term "lobotomy" to refer to any sort of brain-tampering effect that diminishes intellect or willpower. Lobotomy is actually a specific clinical procedure -- the surgical severing of a particular cluster of nerve fibers -- so having one's mind damaged by Rekall's ''non-surgical'' memory-modification technology wouldn't qualify as one.[[/note]]

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* {{Lobotomy}}: Quaid is told by one of his co-workers it is what nearly happened to a friend of his when he went to Rekall. Later in the movie, [[spoiler:Quaid is told that he is hallucinating the adventure in his brain and that if he doesn't exit it, he will be lobotomised. It's left ambiguous as to whether the man who told Quaid was lying or whether Quaid was indeed lobotomised.]] [[note]]It's more about how laymen misuse the term "lobotomy" to refer to any sort of brain-tampering effect that diminishes intellect or willpower. Lobotomy is actually a specific clinical procedure -- the procedure--the surgical severing of a particular cluster of nerve fibers -- so fibers--so having one's mind damaged by Rekall's ''non-surgical'' memory-modification technology wouldn't qualify as one.[[/note]]



* LookBehindYou: How the {{Hologram}} wrist device is used.

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* LookBehindYou: How the {{Hologram}} {{hologram}} wrist device is used.



* MakeAnExampleOfThem: The reason Cohaggen gives for [[MoralEventHorizon letting the mutants in Venusville die of asphyxiation.]]

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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: The reason Cohaggen Cohaagen gives for [[MoralEventHorizon letting the mutants in Venusville die of asphyxiation.]]



* MemoryGambit: [[spoiler:Hauser wiped his memories and rebuilt his personality as Quaid, in order to make it easier to infiltrate the resistance. Unfortunately for Hauser and Cohaggen, Quaid experiences severe AmnesiacDissonance upon finding out the truth, and decides that he will rather remain Qauid and do whatever he can to derail Cohaggen's plan.]]

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* MemoryGambit: [[spoiler:Hauser wiped his memories and rebuilt his personality as Quaid, in order to make it easier to infiltrate the resistance. Unfortunately for Hauser and Cohaggen, Cohaagen, Quaid experiences severe AmnesiacDissonance upon finding out the truth, and decides that he will rather remain Qauid Quaid and do whatever he can to derail Cohaggen's Cohaagen plan.]]



** Quaid and Melina, who somehow instantly recover from [[spoiler:Decompression]] fairly quickly, despite it being previously shown to turn people into jelly.
** It seems that the [[spoiler: alien reactor]] also managed to bring the air pressure to Earth-Norm, but it still shouldn't have been that fast.

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** Quaid and Melina, who somehow instantly recover from [[spoiler:Decompression]] [[spoiler:decompression]] fairly quickly, despite it being previously shown to turn people into jelly.
** It seems that the [[spoiler: alien [[spoiler:alien reactor]] also managed to bring the air pressure to Earth-Norm, but it still shouldn't have been that fast.



%%* PluckyComicRelief: Benny, [[spoiler: until being revealed as TheMole]].

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%%* PluckyComicRelief: Benny, [[spoiler: until [[spoiler:until being revealed as TheMole]].



** From [[spoiler: the bomb itself]]: "Get ready for a surpriiiise!"

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** From [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the bomb itself]]: "Get ready for a surpriiiise!"



%%* PsychoForHire: Richter, [[spoiler: Lori and Benny]].

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%%* PsychoForHire: Richter, [[spoiler: Lori [[spoiler:Lori, and Benny]].



* ScaryBlackMan: [[spoiler: TheMole Benny, especially when he psychotically taunts Doug and Melina while trying to kill them with his drill vehicle]].
* SchrodingersButterfly: [[spoiler:Is it a memory implant gone awry, or all real? In the short story ''We Can Remember It for You Wholesale'' that inspired this (can't say based on, can't even say very, very loosely based on), it ''did'' really happen.]]

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* ScaryBlackMan: [[spoiler: TheMole [[spoiler:TheMole Benny, especially when he psychotically taunts Doug and Melina while trying to kill them with his drill vehicle]].
vehicle.]]
* SchrodingersButterfly: [[spoiler:Is it a memory implant gone awry, awry or all real? In the short story ''We "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale'' Wholesale" that inspired this (can't say based on, can't even say very, very loosely based on), it ''did'' really happen.]]



** To ''Capricorn One''.

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** To ''Capricorn One''.''Film/CapricornOne''.



* TheStinger: Not in the movie itelf, but on the Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack album the final track ("A New Life") is followed after a brief pause by [[spoiler: the music from the Rekall commercial Quaid watches ("For the memory of a lifetime - Rekall, Rekall, Rekall...")]].

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* TheStinger: Not in the movie itelf, itself, but on the Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack album album, the final track ("A New Life") is followed after a brief pause by [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the music from the Rekall commercial Quaid watches ("For the memory of a lifetime - Rekall, Rekall, Rekall...")]].



* TantrumThrowing: Cohaggen, after a snide Richter finally gets him to call for Quaid's death, pauses solemnly for a moment...and then smashes a nearby fish tank.

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* TantrumThrowing: Cohaggen, Cohaagen, after a snide Richter finally gets him to call for Quaid's death, pauses solemnly for a moment...and then smashes a nearby fish tank.



** [[spoiler: After Quaid rejects his mind reformatting and threatens to turn on the machine, Cohaagen is despondent when finally giving the order to execute him, even ignoring [[IWarnedYou Richter sassing him a little]]. After a short moment of silence, he suddenly snaps and shoves his ornamental fishbowl onto the ground.]]

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** [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After Quaid rejects his mind reformatting and threatens to turn on the machine, Cohaagen is despondent when finally giving the order to execute him, even ignoring [[IWarnedYou Richter sassing him a little]]. After a short moment of silence, he suddenly snaps and shoves his ornamental fishbowl onto the ground.]]



--> '''Cohaagen:''' "Now, here's a message from someone you trust..." (switches on computer screen)\\
[[spoiler: '''Hauser:''' Hey, buddy!]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Quaid has no qualms about shooting Lori, after she triumphs in a DesignatedGirlFight and sneakily starts to reach for her gun.
-->'''[[spoiler:Lori:]] ''' [[spoiler:Honey,]] [[YouWouldntShootMe you wouldn't hurt me]][[spoiler:, after all, we are married.]]\\

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--> '''Cohaagen:''' "Now, -->'''Cohaagen:''' Now, here's a message from someone you trust..." trust... (switches on computer screen)\\
[[spoiler: '''Hauser:''' [[spoiler:'''Hauser:''' Hey, buddy!]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Quaid has no qualms about shooting Lori, [[spoiler:Lori]], after she triumphs in a DesignatedGirlFight and sneakily starts to reach for her gun.
-->'''[[spoiler:Lori:]] ''' [[spoiler:Honey,]] [[YouWouldntShootMe you wouldn't hurt me]][[spoiler:, after me]]. [[spoiler:After all, we are married.]]\\
29th Jan '17 7:19:31 PM Psi001
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* PrecisionFStrike: After asked by subordinates how to deal with the welfare of Venusville with their oxygen deprived, Cohaagen gives a nonchalant "Fuck 'em".
16th Jan '17 4:27:18 AM Kalaong
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* AmbiguousEnding: The day is saved, Mars is liberated from Cohaagen and terraformed to now be a breathable planet. But we're left unsure if the whole adventure was truly real or if it was all part of Quaid's recall program. Needless to say, the film leaves it up to the audience to decide. In the commentary, Verhoeven thinks the movies was [[AllJustADream all in Quaid's head]] while Schwarzenegger thinks that it all happened for real.

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* AmbiguousEnding: The day is saved, Mars is liberated from Cohaagen and terraformed to now be a breathable planet. But we're left unsure if the whole adventure was truly real or if it was all part of Quaid's recall program.implanted memory. Needless to say, the film leaves it up to the audience to decide. In the commentary, Verhoeven thinks the movies movie was [[AllJustADream all in Quaid's head]] while Schwarzenegger thinks that it all happened for real.
31st Dec '16 5:11:54 PM chizo
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* ActionGirl: Melina. Thumbelina qualifies due to how much ass she kicks during the brothel shootout.

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* ActionGirl: Lori and Melina. Thumbelina qualifies due to how much ass she kicks during the brothel shootout.
27th Dec '16 11:19:22 PM alliedcola
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*** Actually, [[spoiler:the hologram]] appears to absorb the bullets, which is why nobody dies in the first scene, and the goons die in the latter scene because [[spoiler:Melina turns off the hologram while they're still firing at it]].
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