Total Recall is fast-paced science fiction action-adventure that challenges what is real by having the main character of Quaid experiment with a "virtual holiday" where he could be anyone-in this case, he may or may not be a heroic character like in the James Bond films trying to stop a corporate villain and his lackeys who are on Mars. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Quaid struggles with identity, his wife trying to murder him, a mutant uprising and scores of henchmen to save the day and maybe figure out if this was all a dream or not! Fun, sometimes silly, with a deadly midget in fishnets handling a really big gun and a 3-breasted mutant.Erik M.
Revealing mistake: Doug has the hologram when inside the alien nuclear reactor, and a bunch of bad guys encircle the holographic image and fire at it at point blank with automatic weapons, and not one bad guy gets hit. If they encircled the 3D image, at least a few bad guys would have been hit by their own men. (01:37:00)
Question: There is a scene in the movie in which Arnie disguises as a woman to pass the entrance control in Mars. Moments later, the mask he's using starts to malfunction and he has to take it off. When he's doing that, we can see that the man who's playing Quaid is not Arnie but a stunt double. Why did the director choose a stunt double to replace Arnie in a scene that's not risky at all?
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