Total Recall

Trivia: When Quaid gets to great Britain with the fake passport and fake face, before him is a fat lady in green who strongly resembles the "costume" used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original film.


Factual error: The movement of "the fall" as depicted in the movie is utterly impossible. The distance between the Colony and the Federation is about 6 000 miles, and the trip takes 17 minutes. This means that the fall would have to travel at an average speed of 20 000 miles per hour, or faster than the space shuttle in earth orbit! Given that it accelerates at the start and decelerates at the end the maximum speed would be even higher, and the acceleration required would be considerably more than 1G. Not only does the fall move at much slower speeds in all the scenes showing its movement but this speed would only be possible in a vacuum, which is not the case since people actually move outside the fall while it is moving.

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Suggested correction: The fall transport thing would actually make the passengers feel zero G force as they will be falling at the same rate and when falling objects accelerate. Another fact is that when an object gets closer to the core of a planet it will have a greater acceleration due to the law of gravity. The equation is (gravitational acceleration) = (gravitational constant) multiplied by (mass of planet) divided by (distance from centre of mass or core as it's called) squared. The earth's core is liquid due to the density of the iron which is the result of the massive acceleration due to gravity at that distance from the core. If a person were to fall from one side of earth to the other it would only take 42 minutes to travel the 12,800km.

That would still be an average speed over the whole journey of 18,286 Km/h (11,785 mph). Slower at the ends, faster during the middle section.


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Question: At the end of the movie Colin Farrel checks his arm and sees that the mark they put when he was sitting in the "recall" chair was gone. Does this mean this was all a dream? I mean, the "spy recall" that he wanted?

Answer: The absence of the tattoo on Quaid's arm hints that the whole scenario could have been a memory, brought on by Rekall.


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