Total Recall 1990 MA15+
6.00pm, Fri 2 Dec 2022 (113 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
The year is 2084. Plagued by dreams of the red planet, construction worker Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) decides to take the trip of a lifetime – an implanted false memory of high-stakes Martian adventure. However, things don’t go as planned, and the operation exposes Quaid’s true identity as Hauser, a double agent in an interplanetary conspiracy. Fighting alongside Mars’s mutant rebel factions, Quaid must uncover the true nature of his identity and the secrets buried at the planet’s core: an ancient alien technology capable of literally breathing new life into Mars.
Based on the short story 'We Can Remember It for You Wholesale' by Philip K Dick, and widely considered a classic of early 90s sci-fi/action cinema, Paul Verhoeven’s mind-bending and body-melting blockbuster is an apposite critique of memory, identity, and apartheid delivered with the director’s characteristic excess.
Total Recall will screen from a 4K digital restoration.
MA15+ | Strong violence
- Director: Paul Verhoeven
- Script: Ronald Shusett, Dan O’Bannon, Gary Goldman
- Based on: the short story ‘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale’ by Philip K Dick
- Cinematographer: Jost Vacano
- Editor: Frank J Urioste
- Print Source: StudioCanal Australia
- Rights: StudioCanal Australia
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 4K DCP
- Year: 1990
- Runtime: 113 minutes
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Colour: Colour