TO­TAL RE­CALL

GO!, 9.45pm, MA15+ ( 1990)

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Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick ( the ec­cen­tric writer be­hind Mi­nor­ity Re­port and Blade Run­ner), the com­plex plot in this Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger ac­tion piece is kept com­pre­hen­si­ble, with style and pace, by direc­tor Paul Ver­ho­even. In a nut­shell, it’s about an earth­bound con­struc­tion worker who signs up for a vir­tual hol­i­day to Mars ( via mem­ory im­plan­ta­tion), and sub­se­quently loses his mind. Sharon Stone shines as Arnie’s wife ( or is she?) and the spe­cial ef­fects are im­pres­sive even now. ★★★★

Vir­tual in­san­ity: Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger in To­tal Re­call.

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