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18th May '16 7:03:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}: Quaid spends most of the film on Mars.
18th May '16 6:55:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* PunchClockVillain: Lori claims that she was just hired to do a job when Doug finds out that she's a spy. However, later in the film this is deconstructed and eventually subverted when she brutally beats Doug for simply following him to Mars which she despises, tries to slash Melina's throat in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and then tries to distract with her sweet housewife facade once more to gun him down before Quaid took the upper hand. In short, she is as much of a PsychoForHire as her real husband Richter.

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* PunchClockVillain: Lori claims that she was just hired to do a job when Doug finds out that she's a spy.his 'wife' was there to spy on him. However, later in the film this is deconstructed and eventually subverted when she brutally beats Doug for simply following him to Mars which she despises, tries to slash Melina's throat in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and then tries to distract with her sweet housewife facade once more to gun him down before Quaid took the upper hand. In short, she is as much of a PsychoForHire as her real husband Richter.
18th May '16 6:55:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* PunchClockVillain: [[spoiler: Lori, however, later in the film this is deconstructed and eventually subverted when she brutally beats Doug for simply following him to Mars which she despises, tries to slash Melina's throat in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and then tries to distract with her sweet housewife facade once more to gun him down before Quaid took the upper hand. In short, she is as much as a PsychoForHire as her real husband Richter.]]

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* PunchClockVillain: [[spoiler: Lori, however, Lori claims that she was just hired to do a job when Doug finds out that she's a spy. However, later in the film this is deconstructed and eventually subverted when she brutally beats Doug for simply following him to Mars which she despises, tries to slash Melina's throat in a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown and then tries to distract with her sweet housewife facade once more to gun him down before Quaid took the upper hand. In short, she is as much as of a PsychoForHire as her real husband Richter.]]
18th May '16 6:51:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllJustADream: ... OrWasItADream

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* %%* AllJustADream: ... OrWasItADream



* OrWasItADream: The ending is intentionally ambiguous about the nature of Quaid's fantasy.
** If it was a dream, has it GoneHorriblyWrong, or not? [[MindScrew Does the film end with him being lobotomized, or is that just the end of his vacation??]]
** If it was not a dream, then it has GoneHorriblyWrong for [[spoiler:Hauser]].
** It all comes down to whether the the scene between when they start the implantation process and when Quaid wakes up in the Johnny Cab is a part of the hallucination or if it really happened. And there's absolutely nothing that says one way or the other.
*** In the DVDCommentary director Paul Verhoeven states that it was his intent for everything after the visit to Recall to be a fantasy, however leading actor Arnold Schwarzenegger insists that it was "real" and his performance should be taken at face value.

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* OrWasItADream: The ending is intentionally ambiguous about the nature of Quaid's fantasy.
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fantasy. If it was a dream, has it GoneHorriblyWrong, or not? [[MindScrew Does the film end with him being lobotomized, or is that just the end of his vacation??]]
** If it was not a dream, then it has GoneHorriblyWrong for [[spoiler:Hauser]].
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vacation??]] It all comes down to whether the the scene between when they start the implantation process and when Quaid wakes up in the Johnny Cab is a part of the hallucination or if it really happened. And there's absolutely nothing that says one way or the other.
*** In the DVDCommentary director Paul Verhoeven states that it was his intent for everything after the visit to Recall to be a fantasy, however leading actor Arnold Schwarzenegger insists that it was "real" and his performance should be taken at face value.
other.
18th May '16 6:49:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* AutomatedAutomobiles: Johnny Cab on Earth.
* {{Ax Crazy}}: Richter shows signs of this. [[spoiler:So does Lori and Benny.]]

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* %%* {{Ax Crazy}}: 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]] and, believe it or not, [[spoiler: Hauser.]]
* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Harry, Lori, Benny and Hauser]].



* BlondesAreEvil: Lori.
* BodyHorror: Mutants, especially [[spoiler: Kuato]].

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* BlondesAreEvil: Lori.
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* CrapsackWorld: Mars is definitely this.

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* CyberPunk
* DarkActionGirl: Lori, Quaid's wife.

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* %%* DarkActionGirl: Lori, Quaid's wife.



* DomedHometown: The Mars colony.

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* TheDragon: Richter, to Cohaagen.

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* ElevatorActionSequence

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

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



* ExplosiveDecompression
* ExpositionBeam

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* FakeMemories: Rekall's business model.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Multiple examples

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* GirlOfMyDreams: Melina, to Quaid.
* {{Gorn}}: ''Tons'' of it.

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* %%* {{Gorn}}: ''Tons'' of it.



* InsideAComputerSystem

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* IronicEcho: "See you at the party."

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* LockDown: Happens twice.

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* MadeOfPlasticine

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* ManchurianAgent: Quaid.

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* MinionShipping: Richter and Lori.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Benny, and technically Quaid as well.]]

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* %%* MinionShipping: Richter and Lori.
* %%* TheMole: [[spoiler:Benny, and technically Quaid as well.]]



* OneWorldOrder: Cohaagen.

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

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



* PsychicPowers: Kuato and a number of other mutants.
* PsychoForHire: Richter, [[spoiler: Lori and Benny]].
* PublisherChosenTitle: See AdaptationExpansion above.

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* %%* PsychicPowers: Kuato and a number of other mutants.
* %%* PsychoForHire: Richter, [[spoiler: Lori and Benny]].
* %%* PublisherChosenTitle: See AdaptationExpansion above.



* RedLightDistrict: Venusville on Mars.

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* %%* RedLightDistrict: Venusville on Mars.



* SpicyLatina: Melina.
* SpitefulSpit: Melina to Cohaagen.

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* %%* SpicyLatina: Melina.
* %%* SpitefulSpit: Melina to Cohaagen.



* TakingYouWithMe: Richter and Johnny Cab both try this on Quaid.
* TanksForTheMemories

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* %%* TakingYouWithMe: Richter and Johnny Cab both try this on Quaid.
* %%* TanksForTheMemories



* {{Terraform}}: [[spoiler:Mars, at the end of the movie.]]

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* ThisIsADrill: Quaid to Benny.

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* UsedFuture

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* TheWarOfEarthlyAggression: Mars Resistance version.

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16th May '16 2:23:19 PM Psi001
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* 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.]]

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* 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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* 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.
16th May '16 2:39:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ColonizedSolarSystem: Mars has been settled by human colonists. The {{mutant}} descendants of the first colonists are fighting a guerilla war against the colonial administration, which is only interested in mining turbinium ore for Earth.
23rd Apr '16 11:08:15 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AmnesiacDissonance

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* AmnesiacDissonanceAmnesiacDissonance: [[spoiler:Quaid is shocked to find out that he was Hauser all along. He goes as far as calling Hauser an "asshole".]]
2nd Apr '16 11:33:01 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ProstheticLimbReveal: Benny seems like a perfectly normal taxi driver, until he helps Quaid/Hauser get into the resistance base by taking off his prosthetic hand, opening his sleeve, and showing his mutated lower arm, revealing himself to be a mutant.
29th Mar '16 3:28:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ObviousStuntDouble: Arnold also changes appearance when he jumps into a subway car to escape the bad guys.
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