GO!, 9.45pm, MA15+ ( 1990)
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.